Security management in wireless sensor networks for healthcare

Tae Oh, Young B. Choi, Jungwoo Ryoo, Kristian Stokes

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This paper first discusses emerging security threats, requirements and solutions for WSNs. In addition, the current applications and architectures of WSNs in healthcare systems are explained in detail. Then an assessment framework for WSN security for healthcare is developed to determine the security impact of WSNs on the healthcare applications. This framework will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each WSN security architecture and standard for healthcare. Lastly, solutions to close the gap between the existing and idea security will be proposed as well as the future directions for WSN security management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-207
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal of Mobile Communications
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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