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A survey on wireless body area networks: architecture, security challenges and research opportunities.

Hajar, Muhammad Shadi; Al-Kadri, M. Omar; Kalutarage, Harsha Kumara

Authors

Muhammad Shadi Hajar

M. Omar Al-Kadri

Harsha Kumara Kalutarage



Abstract

In the era of communication technologies, wireless healthcare networks enable innovative applications to enhance the quality of patients’ lives, provide useful monitoring tools for caregivers, and allows timely intervention. However, due to the sensitive information within the Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs), insecure data violates the patients’ privacy and may consequently lead to improper medical diagnosis and/or treatment. Achieving a high level of security and privacy in WBAN involves various challenges due to its resource limitations and critical applications. In this paper, a comprehensive survey of the WBAN technology is provided, with a particular focus on the security and privacy concerns along with their countermeasures, followed by proposed research directions and open issues.

Citation

HAJAR, M.S., AL-KADRI, M.O. and KALUTARAGE, H.K. 2021. A survey on wireless body area networks: architecture, security challenges and research opportunities. Computers and security [online], 104, article ID 102211. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cose.2021.102211

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 25, 2021
Online Publication Date Jan 30, 2021
Publication Date May 31, 2021
Deposit Date Feb 9, 2021
Publicly Available Date Jan 31, 2022
Journal Computers and security
Print ISSN 0167-4048
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 104
Article Number 102211
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cose.2021.102211
Keywords Wireless body area networks; IEEE 802.15.6; Security; Privacy; Intrusion detection; Trust management; Authentication; Encryption; Integrity; Key establishment; Survey; Attacks
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/1168421