Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. Second International ICST Conference, MobiHealth 2011, Kos Island, Greece, October 5-7, 2011. Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Towards Utilizing Tcpcrypt in Mobile Healthcare Applications

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-29734-2_51,
        author={Stefanos Nikolidakis and Vasileios Giotsas and Emmanouil Georgakakis and Dimitrios Vergados and Christos Douligeris},
        title={Towards Utilizing Tcpcrypt in Mobile Healthcare Applications},
        proceedings={Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. Second International ICST Conference, MobiHealth 2011, Kos Island, Greece, October 5-7, 2011. Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBIHEALTH},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={Tcpcrypt SSL Healthcare},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-29734-2_51}
    }
    
  • Stefanos Nikolidakis
    Vasileios Giotsas
    Emmanouil Georgakakis
    Dimitrios Vergados
    Christos Douligeris
    Year: 2012
    Towards Utilizing Tcpcrypt in Mobile Healthcare Applications
    MOBIHEALTH
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29734-2_51
Stefanos Nikolidakis1,*, Vasileios Giotsas1,*, Emmanouil Georgakakis1,*, Dimitrios Vergados1,*, Christos Douligeris1,*
  • 1: University of Piraeus
*Contact email: snikol@unipi.gr, giotsas@ieee.org, egeo@unipi.gr, vergados@unipi.gr, cdoulig@unipi.gr

Abstract

The evolution and growth of networks has made the personal data of the users available to many applications. In this direction, one of the main concerns is to protect the sensitive personal information, while at the same time avoid delays in the provision of services like healthcare to the general public. An extension of TCP, the Tcpcrypt, is a promising technology that can be used on this field. Tcpcrypt is designed to provide end-to-end encryption in the transport layer with low overhead, rendering it a very promising solution in order to protect medical data that are often handled by devices with limited resources. In this paper Tcpcrypt performance is evaluated against TCP, in terms of additional overhead incurred in the total size of the transmitted data and the total number of CPU instructions that are executed. Moreover, a solution for reducing overhead through fine-grained packet handling is proposed.