Analysis of Malicious Information Propagation on a Platoon of Connected Vehicles

Despite the highly promising future of connected vehicle technology, its communication through the wireless network in an open-access environment is vulnerable. Many previous studies focus on clarifying attack types and security frameworks but very few on the spreading of malicious information generated by cyberattacks. Therefore, it is necessary to understand the propagation pattern of malicious information. To this end, this paper introduces an analytical model, named vehicular malicious information propagation (VMIP), which integrates a classical epidemic model with a signal fading model using velocity and position information of platooned vehicles. The analytical and numerical results show that the proposed model can express the interactions between traffic dynamics and malicious information spreading. This paper is expected to contribute to a better understanding of the malicious information propagation in connected vehicles and lays a foundation for the future development of control strategies on mitigating the disastrous effects of cyberattacks.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Monograph Title: CICTP 2019: Transportation in China—Connecting the World

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  • Accession Number: 01712556
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784482292
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jul 2 2019 3:06PM