EKG-based key agreement in body sensor networks

Krishna Kumar Venkatasubramanian, Ayan Banerjee, Sandeep Gupta

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Abstract

Preserving a person's privacy in an efficient manner is very important for critical, life-saving infrastructures like Body Sensor Networks (BSN). This paper presents a novel key agreement scheme which allows two sensors in a BSN to agree to a common key generated using electrocardiogram (EKG) signals. This EKG-based Key Agreement (EKA) scheme aims to bring the "plug-n-play" paradigm to BSN security whereby simply deploying sensors on the subject can enable secure communication, without requiring any form of initialization such as pre-deployment. Analysis of the scheme based on real EKG data (obtained from MIT PhysioBank database) shows that keys resulting from EKA are: random, time variant, can be generated based on short-duration EKG measurements, identical for a given subject and different for separate individuals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Event2008 IEEE INFOCOM Workshops - Phoenix, AZ, United States
Duration: Apr 13 2008Apr 18 2008

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Other2008 IEEE INFOCOM Workshops
CountryUnited States
CityPhoenix, AZ
Period4/13/084/18/08

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Body sensor networks
Electrocardiography
Network security
Sensors

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture

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EKG-based key agreement in body sensor networks. / Venkatasubramanian, Krishna Kumar; Banerjee, Ayan; Gupta, Sandeep.

Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM. 2008. 4544608.

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Venkatasubramanian, KK, Banerjee, A & Gupta, S 2008, EKG-based key agreement in body sensor networks. in Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM., 4544608, 2008 IEEE INFOCOM Workshops, Phoenix, AZ, United States, 4/13/08. https://doi.org/10.1109/INFOCOM.2008.4544608
Venkatasubramanian, Krishna Kumar ; Banerjee, Ayan ; Gupta, Sandeep. / EKG-based key agreement in body sensor networks. Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM. 2008.
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