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.
Wireless sensor networks, Healthcare wireless sensor networks, Medical system, Aggregate signature, Unforgettability, Coalition attack, Designated verifier
Information Security | Medicine and Health Sciences
Journal of Medical Systems
Springer Verlag (Germany)
SHEN, Limin; MA, Jianfeng; LIU, Ximeng; and MIAO, Meixia.
A provably secure aggregate signature scheme for healthcare wireless sensor networks. (2016). Journal of Medical Systems. 40, (11), 1-10. Research Collection School Of Information Systems.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/sis_research/3273
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