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vTrust: An IoT-Enabled Trust-Based Secure Wireless Energy Sharing Mechanism for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks

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Department of Information Technology, The University of Haripur, Haripur 22620, Pakistan
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Chair of Cyber Security, Department of Computer Science, College of Computer and Information Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh 11633, Saudi Arabia
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Department of Software and Communication Engineering, Hongik University, Sejong 30016, Korea
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Department of Natural and Engineering Sciences, College of Applied Studies and Community Services, King Saud University, Riyadh 11543, Saudi Arabia
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Academic Editors: Unai Hernandez and Joaquim Ferreira
Sensors 2021, 21(21), 7363; https://doi.org/10.3390/s21217363
Received: 28 September 2021 / Revised: 1 November 2021 / Accepted: 2 November 2021 / Published: 5 November 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensor Networks for Vehicular Communications)
Vehicular Ad hoc Network (VANET) is a modern concept that enables network nodes to communicate and disseminate information. VANET is a heterogeneous network, due to which the VANET environment exposes to have various security and privacy challenges. In the future, the automobile industry will progress towards assembling electric vehicles containing energy storage batteries employing these resources to travel as an alternative to gasoline/petroleum. These vehicles may have the capability to share their energy resources upon the request of vehicles having limited energy resources. In this article, we have proposed a trust management-based secure energy sharing mechanism, named vTrust, which computes the trust degree of nodes to authenticate nodes. The proposed mechanism is a multi-leveled centralized approach utilizing both the infrastructure and vehicles to sustain a secure environment. The proposed vTrust can aggregate and propagate the degree of trust to enhance scalability. The node that requests to obtain the energy resources may have to maintain a specified level of trust threshold for earning resources. We have also evaluated the performance of the proposed mechanism against several existing approaches and determine that the proposed mechanism can efficiently manage a secure environment during resource sharing by maintaining average malicious nodes detection of 91.3% and average successful energy sharing rate of 89.5%, which is significantly higher in comparison to the existing approaches. View Full-Text
Keywords: vehicular ad-hoc network; security; threat traceability; trust management; energy resources; trustworthiness vehicular ad-hoc network; security; threat traceability; trust management; energy resources; trustworthiness
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Awan, K.A.; Din, I.U.; Almogren, A.; Kim, B.-S.; Altameem, A. vTrust: An IoT-Enabled Trust-Based Secure Wireless Energy Sharing Mechanism for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks. Sensors 2021, 21, 7363. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21217363

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Awan KA, Din IU, Almogren A, Kim B-S, Altameem A. vTrust: An IoT-Enabled Trust-Based Secure Wireless Energy Sharing Mechanism for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks. Sensors. 2021; 21(21):7363. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21217363

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Awan, Kamran A., Ikram U. Din, Ahmad Almogren, Byung-Seo Kim, and Ayman Altameem. 2021. "vTrust: An IoT-Enabled Trust-Based Secure Wireless Energy Sharing Mechanism for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks" Sensors 21, no. 21: 7363. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21217363

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