A New Distributed MIKEY Mode to Secure e-Health Applications

Mohammed Riyadh Abdmeziem, Djamel Tandjaoui, Imed Romdhani

Abstract

Securing e-health applications in the context of Internet of Things (IoT) is challenging. Indeed, resources scarcity in such environment hinders the implementation of existing standard based protocols. Among these protocols, MIKEY (Multimedia Internet KEYing) aims at establishing security credentials between two com- municating entities. However, the existing MIKEY modes fail to meet IoT specificities. In particular, the pre-shared key mode is energy efficient, but suffers from severe scalability issues. On the other hand, asymmetric modes such as the public key mode are scalable, but are highly resource consuming. To address this issue, we combine two previously proposed approaches to introduce a new distributed MIKEY mode. Indeed, relying on a cooperative approach, a set of third parties is used to discharge the constrained nodes from heavy computational operations. Doing so, the pre-shared mode is used in the constrained part of the network, while the public key mode is used in the unconstrained part of the network. Preliminary results show that our proposed mode is energy preserving whereas its security properties are kept safe.

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Abdmeziem M., Tandjaoui D. and Romdhani I. (2016). A New Distributed MIKEY Mode to Secure e-Health Applications . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Internet of Things and Big Data - Volume 1: IoTBD, ISBN 978-989-758-183-0, pages 88-95. DOI: 10.5220/0005945300880095


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@conference{iotbd16,
author={Mohammed Riyadh Abdmeziem and Djamel Tandjaoui and Imed Romdhani},
title={A New Distributed MIKEY Mode to Secure e-Health Applications},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Internet of Things and Big Data - Volume 1: IoTBD,},
year={2016},
pages={88-95},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005945300880095},
isbn={978-989-758-183-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Internet of Things and Big Data - Volume 1: IoTBD,
TI - A New Distributed MIKEY Mode to Secure e-Health Applications
SN - 978-989-758-183-0
AU - Abdmeziem M.
AU - Tandjaoui D.
AU - Romdhani I.
PY - 2016
SP - 88
EP - 95
DO - 10.5220/0005945300880095