Sang-Woo Lee, Hyuk-Chan Kwon, Jung-Chan Na



Standardization Issues on Secure Vehicular Communication

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Connected vehicles are considered as the key enabling technology in Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) environment. However, connected vehicles without security function can make ITS applications vulnerable to various security threats. Recently, many standard organizations are working on making international standard related with vehicular communication security. This paper presents state of the art of standardization on ITS security and issues being considered by standard development organizations. In particular, this paper elaborates standardization activity and security consideration in ITU-T Security Group.


Vehicular communication security, ITS security, Standardization, V2X communication security


[1] IEEE Std 1609.2, IEEE Standard for Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (WAVE) Security Services for Applications and Management Messages, 2016.

[2] ETSI TS 102 731 V1.1.1, Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); Security; Security Services and Architecture, 2010.

[3] ISO 21217:2014, Intelligent transport systems - - Communications access for land mobiles (CALM) – Architecture, 2014

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[9] ITU Press release, Hyundai becomes an ITU member to influence international standards for connected cars, Nov. 2016

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Sang-Woo Lee, Hyuk-Chan Kwon, Jung-Chan Na. (2017) Standardization Issues on Secure Vehicular Communication. International Journal of Communications, 2, 19-23


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