Security challenges of vehicular cloud computing applications: from software architecture viewpoint
Hanieh Kashfi, Fereidoon Shams Aliee
COMPUTER MODELLING & NEW TECHNOLOGIES 2017 21(3) 20-24
Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
The use of vehicular ad-hoc network is considered by researchers in recent years. Although these networks have been deployed in real world offering appropriate services to their users, researches show that their current architecture have different development and management problems. It seems that cloud computing due to its scalability and other features is an appropriate technology to compensate the shortcomings. By moving the vehicular ad-hoc network to the cloud, we have the new technology of vehicular cloud network. Considering quality attribute is the best approach to improve the vehicular cloud network applications’ software architecture. Among the quality attributes, security is so important and the lack of security in the system causes the rejection of these technologies by users. This paper studies vehicular cloud networking security. In order to achieve the security in vehicular cloud network applications, first of all a list of applications is prepared. Then applications are categorized to identify various security threats. To confront the existing threats, various security tactics are provided. Finally an approach to increase the security in vehicular cloud applications is proposed.