Internet of Things. User-Centric IoT. First International Summit, IoT360 2014, Rome, Italy, October 27-28, 2014, Revised Selected Papers, Part I

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Security and Privacy Issues in Wireless Sensor Networks for Healthcare

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-19656-5_32,
        author={Vivek Agrawal},
        title={Security and Privacy Issues in Wireless Sensor Networks for Healthcare},
        proceedings={Internet of Things. User-Centric IoT. First International Summit, IoT360 2014, Rome, Italy, October 27-28, 2014, Revised Selected Papers, Part I},
        proceedings_a={IOT360},
        year={2015},
        month={7},
        keywords={Healthcare applications Patient privacy issues Security threats Security mechanism Wireless sensor network},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-19656-5_32}
    }
    
  • Vivek Agrawal
    Year: 2015
    Security and Privacy Issues in Wireless Sensor Networks for Healthcare
    IOT360
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-19656-5_32
Vivek Agrawal1,*
  • 1: Gjøvik Univeristy College
*Contact email: vivek.agrawal@hig.no

Abstract

             –The design and development of wearable sensors enable user to monitor physiological data using wireless sensor networks (WSNs) in healthcare.  –healthcare applications based on WSNs are not addressing security and privacy issues.  –A healthcare system using a sensor network can subject to the privacy breach of the patients as the sensitive data may be exposed to a malicious party. Serious security threats might compromise the healthcare service, disabling patients to avail healthcare facilities.  –(a) An overview of the status of security requirements in various WSNs healthcare application. (b) An overview of potential security and privacy threats that can compromise the normal functionality of a WSNs healthcare system. (c) We also present a study on the existing security mechanisms to safeguard WSNs healthcare system.