This book is a complete, single information source of techniques for complex security and privacy issues in vehicular ad hoc networks Take a cooperative approach towards addressing the technology’s challenges of security and privacy issues Explores interdisciplinary methods by combining social science, cryptography, and privacy enhancing technique Richly illustrated with detailed designs and results for all approaches used Introduces standardization and industry activities, and government regulation in secure vehicular networking
This SpringerBrief covers the security and privacy challenges in fog computing, and proposes a new secure and privacy-preserving mechanisms to resolve these challenges for securing fog-assisted IoT applications. Chapter 1 introduces the architecture of fog-assisted IoT applications and the security and privacy challenges in fog computing. Chapter 2 reviews several promising privacy-enhancing techniques and illustrates examples on how to leverage these techniques to enhance the privacy of users in fog computing. Specifically, the authors divide the existing privacy-enhancing techniques into three categories: identity-hidden techniques, location privacy protection and data privacy enhancing techniques. The research is of great importance since security and privacy problems faced by fog computing impede the healthy development of its enabled IoT applications. With the advanced privacy-enhancing techniques, the authors propose three secure and privacy-preserving protocols for fog computing applications, including smart parking navigation, mobile crowdsensing and smart grid. Chapter 3 introduces identity privacy leakage in smart parking navigation systems, and proposes a privacy-preserving smart parking navigation system to prevent identity privacy exposure and support efficient parking guidance retrieval through road-side units (fogs) with high retrieving probability and security guarantees. Chapter 4 presents the location privacy leakage, during task allocation in mobile crowdsensing, and propose a strong privacy-preserving task allocation scheme that enables location-based task allocation and reputation-based report selection without exposing knowledge about the location and reputation for participators in mobile crowdsensing. Chapter 5 introduces the data privacy leakage in smart grid, and proposes an efficient and privacy-preserving smart metering protocol to allow collectors (fogs) to achieve real-time measurement collection with privacy-enhanced data aggregation. Finally, conclusions and future research directions are given in Chapter 6. This brief validates the significant feature extension and efficiency improvement of IoT devices without sacrificing the security and privacy of users against dishonest fog nodes. It also provides valuable insights on the security and privacy protection for fog-enabled IoT applications. Researchers and professionals who carry out research on security and privacy in wireless communication will want to purchase this SpringerBrief. Also, advanced level students, whose main research area is mobile network security will also be interested in this SpringerBrief.
This book focuses on three emerging research topics in mobile social networks (MSNs): privacy-preserving profile matching (PPM) protocols, privacy-preserving cooperative data forwarding (PDF) protocols, and trustworthy service evaluation (TSE) systems. The PPM helps two users compare their personal profiles without disclosing the profiles. The PDF helps users forward data to their friends via multiple cooperative relay peers while preserving their identity and location privacy. The TSE enables users to locally share service reviews on the vendors such that users receive more valuable information about the services not only from vendors but also from their trusted social friends. The authors address both theoretic and practical aspects of these topics by introducing the system model, reviewing the related works, and presenting the solutions. Security and Privacy for Mobile Social Networks further provides the security analysis and the performance evaluation based on real-trace simulations. It also summarizes the future research directions for this rapidly growing area of research. The book will be valuable for researchers and practitioners who work with mobile social networks, communication platforms, wireless communication techniques, and internet applications."Suitable for any type of reader as an introduction to the topic... The chapters are well motivated and presented... It is recommended for researchers." -ACM Computing Reviews, 21 July 2014
This book provides a fresh and contemporary take on the study of men and masculinity. It highlights new and exciting approaches to sexuality, desire, men and masculinity in East Asian contexts, focusing on the interconnections between them. In doing so, it re-examines the key concepts that underpin studies of masculinity, such as homophobia, homosociality and heteronormativity. Developing new ways of thinking about masculinity in local contexts, it fills a significant lacuna in contemporary scholarship. This thought-provoking work will appeal to students and scholars of gender studies, cultural studies and the wider social sciences.