Software authentication to enhance trust in body sensor networks

J.A. Groot, de, T.V. Bui, J.P.M.G. Linnartz, J.J. Lukkien, R. Verhoeven

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Abstract

This paper studies an approach to enhance the trust in the widespread use of Body Sensor Networks (BSN) in Healthcare. To address the wide variety in medical indications and differences between patients, we assume that such BSNs are programmable and highly flexible in their functionality. Yet this opens a vulnerability to malicious attacks and intrusion of the patient’s privacy. We study the work flow in a typical medical scenario, we map the (implied or evidence-based) trust relations and we use this to propose a scheme for verifying the authenticity and trustworthiness without prohibitively interfering with common practices. Our proposed framework is currently being refined in the VITRUVIUS project, for instance to test the feasibility of its implementation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSecurity and Trust Management (8th International Workshop, STM 2012, Pisa, Italy, September 13-14, 2012. Revised selected papers)
EditorsA. Jøsang, P. Samarati, M. Petrocchi
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages241-256
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-38003-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Eventconference; 8th International Workshop on Security and Trust Management; 2012-09-13; 2012-09-14 -
Duration: 13 Sep 201214 Sep 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume7783
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

Conference

Conferenceconference; 8th International Workshop on Security and Trust Management; 2012-09-13; 2012-09-14
Period13/09/1214/09/12
Other8th International Workshop on Security and Trust Management

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