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Security and Privacy in 5G Internet of Vehicles (IoV) Environment

Benjamin Kwapong Osibo1, Chengbo Zhang1, Changsen Xia1, Guanzhe Zhao2, Zilong Jin1,3,*

1 School of Computer Science, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, 210044, China
2 Huihua College of Hebei Normal University, Shijiazhuang, 050091, China
3 Jiangsu Collaborative Innovation Center of Atmospheric Environment and Equipment Technology (CICAEET), Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, 210044, China

* Corresponding Author: Zilong Jin. Email:

Journal on Internet of Things 2021, 3(2), 77-86.


Modern vehicles are equipped with sensors, communication, and computation units that make them capable of providing monitoring services and analysis of real-time traffic information to improve road safety. The main aim of communication in vehicular networks is to achieve an autonomous driving environment that is accident-free alongside increasing road use quality. However, the demanding specifications such as high data rate, low latency, and high reliability in vehicular networks make 5G an emerging solution for addressing the current vehicular network challenges. In the 5G IoV environment, various technologies and models are deployed, making the environment open to attacks such as Sybil, Denial of Service (DoS) and jamming. This paper presents the security and privacy challenges in an IoV 5G environment. Different categories of vehicular network attacks and possible solutions are presented from the technical point of view.


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B. K. Osibo, C. Zhang, C. Xia, G. Zhao and Z. Jin, "Security and privacy in 5g internet of vehicles (iov) environment," Journal on Internet of Things, vol. 3, no.2, pp. 77–86, 2021.


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