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Mutual Authentication Protocol based on the Effective Divided Session for the Secure Transmission of Medical Information in u-Health

유헬스에서 안전한 생체정보전송을 위한 동적인 유효세션기반의 상호인증 프로토콜

  • 이병문 (가천의과학대학교 정보공학부) ;
  • 임헌철 (가천의과학대학교 IT학과) ;
  • 강운구 (유-헬스케어연구소)
  • Received : 2011.01.17
  • Accepted : 2011.01.24
  • Published : 2011.02.28

Abstract

All medical information over sensor networks need to transmit and process securely in the u-Health services. The reliability of transmission between u-Health medical sensor devices and gateway is very important issue. When the user moves to other place with u-Health devices, its signal strength is going down and is far from the coverage of gateway. In this case, Malicious user can be carried out an intrusion under the situation. And also rogue gateway can be tried to steal medical information. Therefore, it needs mutual authentication between sensor devices and gateway. In this paper, we design a mutual authentication protocol which divided sessions from an authenticated session are updated periodically. And in order to reduce the traffic overhead for session authentication, we also introduce dynamic session management according to sampling rate of medical sensor type. In order to verify this, we implemented the programs for the test-bed, and got an overall success from three types of experiment.

Keywords

Authentication;Protocol;u-Health;Security;Medical Infomation;Sensor Network

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