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A Secure AIS Protocol Suggestion with Analyses of the Standard AIS Protocol
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A Secure AIS Protocol Suggestion with Analyses of the Standard AIS Protocol
Lee, Jung-Su; Heo, Ouk; Kim, Jae-Hwan; Chung, Sung-Wook;
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Recently, marine accidents such as the sinking accident Mongol freighter ship and the sinking accident of Sewol ferry in Jindo continuously happen. In order to decrease the number of these marine accidents, Korean ships are obliged to follow the AIS(Automatic Identification System) system. The AIS protocol includes all information for sailing ships. However, the standard AIS protocol does not provide any security function, In addition, it is possible to hijack the standard AIS protocol in case of using a satellite communication device called FUNcuve Dongle Pro+. Therefore, this paper analyzes weak points of the security in the standard AIS protocol. Furthermore, this paper ensures reliability by marking the MAC Address of sender and receiver for secure communication and suggests the protocol that can securely send data, using the VPN Tunnelling method. Therefore, the suggested AIS protocol provides the secure communication to the AIS protocol and protect the messages in the AIS protocol, which can serve safe voyages by decreasing the marine accidents.
Ship Network;Marine Accident;AIS Protocol;Weak points in AIS;Secure AIS Protocol;
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