Using Physiological Signals for Authentication in a Group Key Agreement Protocol

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Title Using Physiological Signals for Authentication in a Group Key Agreement Protocol
Author Singh, Kalvinder; Muthukkumarasamy, Vallipuram
Publication Title Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM
Editor General Co-Chairs: Lionel Ni ( Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Year Published 2011
Publisher IEEE
Abstract A Body Area Network (BAN) can be used to monitor the elderly people or patients with chronic diseases. Securing broadcasted data and commands within BANs is essential for preserving the privacy of health data and for ensuring the safety of the patient. We show how a group key can be securely established between the different sensors within a BAN. The proposed mechanism uses the inherent secure environmental values. An implementation of the protocols is carried out on mica2 motes and performance is examined in detail. The time elapsed, complexity of the code and memory requirements are analysed. The results confirm the potential benefits in real-world application. We show that a key establishment protocol based on RSA has advantages over a protocol based on ECC for this application.
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ISBN 978-1-4577-0248-8
Conference name IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM
Location Shanghai, China
Date From 2011-04-10
Date To 2011-04-15
Date Accessioned 2012-04-20
Language en_US
Research Centre Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Information and Computing Sciences
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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