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Wireless Networks

, Volume 25, Issue 8, pp 4737–4750 | Cite as

Authenticated key agreement scheme for fog-driven IoT healthcare system

  • Xiaoying Jia
  • Debiao HeEmail author
  • Neeraj Kumar
  • Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo
Article

Abstract

The convergence of cloud computing and Internet of Things (IoT) is partially due to the pragmatic need for delivering extended services to a broader user base in diverse situations. However, cloud computing has its limitation for applications requiring low-latency and high mobility, particularly in adversarial settings (e.g. battlefields). To some extent, such limitations can be mitigated in a fog computing paradigm since the latter bridges the gap between remote cloud data center and the end devices (via some fog nodes). However, fog nodes are often deployed in remote and unprotected places. This necessitates the design of security solutions for a fog-based environment. In this paper, we investigate the fog-driven IoT healthcare system, focusing only on authentication and key agreement. Specifically, we propose a three-party authenticated key agreement protocol from bilinear pairings. We introduce the security model and present the formal security proof, as well as security analysis against common attacks. We then evaluate its performance, in terms of communication and computation costs.

Keywords

Fog computing Cloud computing Internet-of-Things (IoT) Healthcare Authenticated key agreement 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The work was supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 61501333, 61572379, U1536204) and the National High-Tech Research and Development Program of China (863 Program) (No. 2015AA016004) and in part by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities under Grant CZY18034.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mathematics and StatisticsSouth-Central University for NationalitiesWuhanChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Aerospace Information Security and Trusted Computing Ministry of Education, School of Cyber Science and EngineeringWuhan UniversityWuhanChina
  3. 3.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringThapar UniversityPatialaIndia
  4. 4.Department of Information Systems and Cyber SecurityThe University of Texas at San AntonioSan AntonioUSA
  5. 5.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringThe University of Texas at San AntonioSan AntonioUSA

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