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G. Borghini et al., "Security of Wireless Body Area Networks for Healthcare Applications: Comparison between ETSI and IEEE Approaches," 2023 IEEE 17th International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology (ISMICT), Lincoln, NE, USA, 2023, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/ISMICT58261.2023.10152140.

Security of wireless body area networks for healthcare applications : comparison between ETSI and IEEE approaches

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Author: Borghini, Giacomo1; Caputo, Stefano1; Mucchi, Lorenzo1;
Organizations: 1Department of Information Engineering, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
2Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
3CWC University of Oulu, Finland
4YRP-IAI, Japan
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2023
Publish Date: 2023-06-21


Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) is vulnerable to various security threats including both active and passive attacks. It is important to implement effective security measures to mitigate these threats and ensure the security requirements of medical information transmitted over WBANs. In this paper, a comparison of the security features of different standards suitable for WBANs are presented. The various security protocols, made by different global standard organizations, such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), for WBAN, are analyzed. Moreover, it also presented their current work in the context of WBAN security and what their future directions are.

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Series: International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology
ISSN: 2326-828X
ISSN-E: 2326-8301
ISSN-L: 2326-828X
ISBN: 979-8-3503-0417-6
ISBN Print: 979-8-3503-0418-3
DOI: 10.1109/ismict58261.2023.10152140
Host publication: 2023 IEEE 17th International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology (ISMICT)
Conference: International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This work was supported in part by the European Telecommunication Standard Institute (ETSI), Smart Body Area Networks (SmartBAN) Technical Committee, the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program under grants No. 872752 and No. 101017331, Academy of Finland via 6G Flagship (grant 318927) and by Infotech Oulu.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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