Know your master: Driver profiling-based anti-theft method

Byung Il Kwak, Ji Young Woo, Huy Kang Kim

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

110 Citations (Scopus)


Although many anti-theft technologies are implemented, auto-theft is still increasing. Also, security vulnerabilities of cars can be used for auto-theft by neutralizing anti-theft system. This keyless auto-theft attack will be increased as cars adopt computerized electronic devices more. To detect auto-theft efficiently, we propose the driver verification method that analyzes driving patterns using measurements from the sensor in the vehicle. In our model, we add mechanical features of automotive parts that are excluded in previous works, but can be differentiated by drivers' driving behaviors. We design the model that uses significant features through feature selection to reduce the time cost of feature processing and improve the detection performance. Further, we enrich the feature set by deriving statistical features such as mean, median, and standard deviation. This minimizes the effect of fluctuation of feature values per driver and finally generates the reliable model. We also analyze the effect of the size of sliding window on performance to detect the time point when the detection becomes reliable and to inform owners the theft event as soon as possible. We apply our model with real driving and show the contribution of our work to the literature of driver identification.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 14th Annual Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust, PST 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781509043798
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event14th Annual Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust, PST 2016 - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 2016 Dec 122016 Dec 14

Publication series

Name2016 14th Annual Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust, PST 2016


Other14th Annual Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust, PST 2016
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand


  • Anti-theft
  • Driver identification
  • Driver verification
  • Machine learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety Research
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


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