Publication Type

Journal Article

Version

Postprint

Publication Date

11-2016

Abstract

Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are being used in a wide range of applications for healthcare monitoring, like heart rate monitors and blood pressure monitors, which can minimize the need for healthcare professionals. In medical system, sensors on or in patients produce medical data which can be easily compromised by a vast of attacks. Although signature schemes can protect data authenticity and data integrity, when the number of users involved in the medical system becomes huge, the bandwidth and storage cost will rise sharply so that existing signature schemes are inapplicability for WSNs. In this paper, we propose an efficient aggregate signature scheme for healthcare WSNs according to an improved security model, which can combine multiple signatures into a single aggregate signature. The length of such an aggregate signature may be as long as that of an individual one, which can greatly decrease the bandwidth and storage cost for networks.

Keywords

Wireless sensor networks, Healthcare wireless sensor networks, Medical system, Aggregate signature, Unforgettability, Coalition attack, Designated verifier

Discipline

Information Security | Medicine and Health Sciences

Research Areas

Cybersecurity

Publication

Journal of Medical Systems

Volume

40

Issue

11

First Page

1

Last Page

10

ISSN

0148-5598

Identifier

10.1007/s10916-016-0613-3

Publisher

Springer Verlag (Germany)

Embargo Period

10-1-2017

Copyright Owner and License

Authors

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1007/s10916-016-0613-3

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