Survey on cybersecurity issues in wireless mesh networks based eHealthcare

Kashif Saleem, Khan Zeb, Abdelouhid Derhab, Haider Abbas, Jalal Al-Muhtadi, Mehmet A. Orgun, Amjad Gawanmeh

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Abstract

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) based applications for Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) help elderly or individual people living home alone. AAL system reliability is mostly based on the recent emerging class of network that is known as wireless mesh network (WiMesh). In WiMesh the information security is the most difficult problem to tackle because the medium is open to cyber-attacks. Moreover, when we talk about AAL where the complete personal information is digitized and stored, the need for implementation and maintenance of strict security measures is essential. In this article, we present a critical literature survey on communication security issues in e-health care environments. We highlight and explore the representative state of the art security prototypes for eHealthcare environments and also provide the details of their security characteristics. In addition, we discuss in detail the challenges and opportunities of these systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 18th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2016
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1-7
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781509033706
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2016
Event18th IEEE International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2016 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 14 Sept 201617 Sept 2016

Other

Other18th IEEE International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2016
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityMunich
Period14/09/1617/09/16

Keywords

  • Ambient Assisted Living
  • Communication
  • Cybersecurity
  • eHealthcare
  • Vulnerabilities

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