Adaptive security and privacy for mHealth sensing
[mare:healthsec11]Shrirang Mare, Jacob Sorber, Minho Shin, Cory Cornelius, and David Kotz. Adaptive security and privacy for mHealth sensing. Proceedings of the USENIX Workshop on Health Security (HealthSec), 5 pages. USENIX Association, August 2011. ©Copyright the authors. Short paper.
As healthcare in many countries faces an aging population and rising costs, mobile Health (mHealth) sensing technologies promise a new opportunity. However, the privacy concerns associated with mHealth sensing are a limiting factor for their widespread adoption. The use of wireless body area networks pose a particular challenge. Although there exist protocols that provide a secure and private communication channel between two devices, the large transmission overhead associated with these protocols limit their application to low-power mHealth sensing devices. We propose an adaptive security model that enables use of privacy-preserving protocols in low-power mHealth sensing by reducing the network overhead in the transmissions, while maintaining the security and privacy properties provided by the protocols.
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Keywords: [mhealth] [privacy] [security] [wearable] [wifi]
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