An end-to-end security architecture to collect, process and share wearable medical device data

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Abstract

Embedded medical devices, such as wearable devices, are becoming increasingly common, but data from these devices is both very private and highly vulnerable to theft. Data needs to be collected from multiple devices to improve the effectiveness of treatment. The medical devices, data processing sites and intended care givers are often geographically distributed, and operate on different time scales with collected data being aggregated for days or months before analysis and usage. Current approaches to data security do not provide a framework for end-to-end protection, where data can always be encrypted but still used effectively. We present a security architecture with end-to-end encryption that supports 1) secure collection of data from embedded medical devices, 2) protected computing on this data in low-cost commodity cloud environment and 3) restricts the delegation of access to this data to designated recipients. The basis of the architecture comes from recent advances in lattice encryption technologies. This approach leverages recent breakthroughs in Homomorphic Encryption (HE) and Proxy Re-Encryption (PRE) that would practically support specific data aggregation, processing and distribution needs of a secure medical data architecture. This architecture lowers health care data system costs by securely outsourcing computation to cloud computing environments while simultaneously reducing vulnerabilities to some of the most problematic security challenges such as insider attacks and enables additional cost savings with lower-cost embedded medical devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 17th International Conference on E-Health Networking, Application and Services, HealthCom 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages615-620
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467383257
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Event17th International Conference on E-Health Networking, Application and Services, HealthCom 2015 - Boston, United States
Duration: Oct 13 2015Oct 17 2015

Publication series

Name2015 17th International Conference on E-Health Networking, Application and Services, HealthCom 2015

Other

Other17th International Conference on E-Health Networking, Application and Services, HealthCom 2015
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period10/13/1510/17/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health Policy
  • Health Information Management
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Health Informatics
  • Surgery
  • Health(social science)

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