Enhanced DSRC Security

Description: Dedicated short-range communication (DSRC) is becoming an accepted wireless connected mobility standard. However, DSRC development groups report that DSRC protocols, applications and stacks are not mature. Many applications using the DSRC protocol have not been adequately tested and verified. Industry perceives a need for security validation tools for DSRC applications. Researchers at both Clemson and Benedict College have done research on connected mobility applications using DSRC. For this project, they will leverage that experience to develop a new tool that supports the secure design and security testing of DSRC applications. Intellectual Merit: The research team will develop a penetration testing tool that automates the vulnerability discovery process for 802.11p-based DSRC protocols. Broader Impacts: This project will improve cybersecurity for a technology that may play an important role in allowing vehicles to communicate with each other, and with infrastructure, such as traffic signals and roadside unit, in the connected transportation world of the future. Technology Transfer Plan: The research team has an agreement with Kaspersky Labs and the International Transport Innovation Center (ITIC), Greenville, SC to test the concepts it develops in their security labs. The goal is to create and implement penetration testing tools for connected vehicle applications that are easily integrated into their offerings.

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $95850
    • Contract Numbers:

      69A3551747117

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility

      Clemson University
      Clemson, SC  United States  29634

      Clemson University

      110 Lowry Hall
      Box 340911
      Clemson, SC  United States  29634-0911

      Benedict College

      1600 Harden Street
      Columbia, South Carolina  United States  29204
    • Managing Organizations:

      Clemson University

      110 Lowry Hall
      Box 340911
      Clemson, SC  United States  29634-0911
    • Project Managers:

      Brooks, Richard

    • Performing Organizations:

      Clemson University

      110 Lowry Hall
      Box 340911
      Clemson, SC  United States  29634-0911

      Benedict College

      1600 Harden Street
      Columbia, South Carolina  United States  29204
    • Principal Investigators:

      Brooks, Richard

      Comert, Gurcan

    • Start Date: 20181201
    • Expected Completion Date: 20191231
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01690744
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747117
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Jan 11 2019 2:35PM