Privacy Protection for Wireless Medical Sensor Data

Privacy Protection for Wireless Medical Sensor Data In recent years, wireless sensor networks have been widely used in healthcare applications, such as hospital and home patient monitoring. Wireless medical sensor networks are more vulnerable to eavesdropping, modification, impersonation and replaying attacks than the wired networks. A lot of work has been done to secure wireless medical sensor networks. The existing solutions can protect the patient data during transmission, but cannot stop the inside attack where the administrator of the patient database reveals the sensitive patient data. In this paper, we propose a practical approach to prevent the inside attack by using multiple data servers to store patient data. The main contribution of this paper is securely distributing the patient data in multiple data servers and employing the Paillier and ElGamal cryptosystems to perform statistic analysis on the patient data without compromising the patients’ privacy.

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