Implementation and Analysis of Sensor Security protocols in a Home health Care System

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Title Implementation and Analysis of Sensor Security protocols in a Home health Care System
Author Singh, Kalvinder; Muthukkumarasamy, Vallipuram
Publication Title Implementation and analysis of sensor security protocols in a home health care system
Editor Juan E. Guerrero
Year Published 2009
Publisher IEEE
Abstract A wireless sensor network can be used in a home health care system to monitor the elderly or patients with chronic diseases. The quality of security of the home health care system is an important requirement. If the security services or servers malfunction then the system itself may become compromised. We show that with multi--server protocols, even if one or more servers become unavailable or untrustworthy, it may still be possible for the sensor nodes to establish a good session key. We compare and contrast different multi--server protocols. We also show which protocols are more suited for our system. The protocols were implemented in TinyOS and run on mica2 motes. The time elapsed, complexity of the code, and memory requirements are analysed in detail. We show that a symmetric key implementation has advantages over an asymmetric implementation.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/NSS.2009.79
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ISBN 9780769538389
Conference name NSS 2009: Third International Conference on Network and System Security
Location Australia
Date From 2009-10-19
Date To 2009-10-21
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/29993
Date Accessioned 2010-04-15
Language en_AU
Research Centre Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject PRE2009-Science & Technology
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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