Efficient high-rate key management technique for wireless body area networks

S. Ahmad Salehi, M. A. Razzaque, Inmaculada Tomeo-Reyes, Nasir Hussain, Vahid Kaviani

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Abstract

Wireless body area network (WBAN) is an emerging technology that focuses on healthcare monitoring in indoor and outdoor areas. WBAN technology allows medical sensors to collect vital physiological data and transfer it from a source to a destination via low-energy communication. To be able to encrypt and decrypt healthcare data, it is important for medical sensing and health-related devices to generate and extract the same secret keys at both end points. Recent studies show that two medical sensing devices can generate and share secret keys using their wireless channel properties, such as the received signal strength indicator (RSSI). However, existing approaches have low bit rate values and the key entropy is insufficient. These limitations pose a major threat to WBANs and must be addressed. In this paper, we first provide an overview of existing studies related to key extraction between two devices. We then describe the basic principles of wireless channel properties and the key parameters needed to generate secret keys. Finally, we propose a practical scheme to generate secret keys while avoiding information reconciliation and privacy amplification. The proposed scheme can generate 128 symmetric secret keys in a short time frame, and allows to secure the communication between sensor devices and improve the quality of services in WBANs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 22nd Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications (APCC)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages529-534
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509006762
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2016
Event22nd Asia‐Pacific Conference on Communications - Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 25 Aug 201627 Aug 2016
Conference number: 22

Publication series

NameProceedings - Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications

Conference

Conference22nd Asia‐Pacific Conference on Communications
Abbreviated titleAPCC 2016
CountryIndonesia
CityYogyakarta
Period25/08/1627/08/16

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Communication
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Amplification
Quality of service
Entropy
Health
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Salehi, S. A., Razzaque, M. A., Tomeo-Reyes, I., Hussain, N., & Kaviani, V. (2016). Efficient high-rate key management technique for wireless body area networks. In 2016 22nd Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications (APCC) (pp. 529-534). [7581513] (Proceedings - Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/APCC.2016.7581513
Salehi, S. Ahmad ; Razzaque, M. A. ; Tomeo-Reyes, Inmaculada ; Hussain, Nasir ; Kaviani, Vahid. / Efficient high-rate key management technique for wireless body area networks. 2016 22nd Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications (APCC) . Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016. pp. 529-534 (Proceedings - Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications).
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Salehi, SA, Razzaque, MA, Tomeo-Reyes, I, Hussain, N & Kaviani, V 2016, Efficient high-rate key management technique for wireless body area networks. in 2016 22nd Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications (APCC) ., 7581513, Proceedings - Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 529-534, 22nd Asia‐Pacific Conference on Communications, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 25/08/16. https://doi.org/10.1109/APCC.2016.7581513

Efficient high-rate key management technique for wireless body area networks. / Salehi, S. Ahmad; Razzaque, M. A.; Tomeo-Reyes, Inmaculada; Hussain, Nasir; Kaviani, Vahid.

2016 22nd Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications (APCC) . Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016. p. 529-534 7581513 (Proceedings - Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications).

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Salehi SA, Razzaque MA, Tomeo-Reyes I, Hussain N, Kaviani V. Efficient high-rate key management technique for wireless body area networks. In 2016 22nd Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications (APCC) . Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2016. p. 529-534. 7581513. (Proceedings - Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications). https://doi.org/10.1109/APCC.2016.7581513