A Key Management Framework to Secure IoMT-enabled Healthcare Systems

Marcus De Ree, Damian Vizar, Georgios Mantas, Joaquim Bastos, Corinne Kassapoglou-Faist, Jonathan Rodriguez

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    Abstract

    The transformation of the healthcare sector through the adoption of the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) provides major benefits, including the ability to provide efficient and timely medical support based on accurate continuous monitoring data. However, the necessity to collect, store, and process private medical data in order to provide a patient with these healthcare services may clash with regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In this article, we introduce a complete key management framework for an IoMT patient monitoring system. The key management framework is composed of a platform key management layer which establishes ad-hoc, point-to-point secure channels between devices in the IoMT system, and of a data key management layer which provisions keys for end-to-end encryption of patient data. The cornerstone of the design is that it empowers the patient to enforce their own privacy rights by making them the legal owner of their own private medical data and that interested parties must be granted consent in order to access this data. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first time that consent granting of GDPR is hardwired into technology.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2021 IEEE 26th International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks, CAMAD 2021 - Proceedings
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-6654-1780-8, 978-1-6654-1780-8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Dec 2021
    Event26th IEEE International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks, CAMAD 2021 - Porto, Portugal
    Duration: 25 Oct 202127 Oct 2021

    Conference

    Conference26th IEEE International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks, CAMAD 2021
    Country/TerritoryPortugal
    CityPorto
    Period25/10/2127/10/21

    Keywords

    • Internet of Medical Things
    • Key Management
    • Patient Monitoring
    • Privacy
    • Security

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