E-health services with secure mobile agent

Rossilawati Sulaiman, Xu Huang, Dharmendra Sharma

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Abstract

This paper establishes a new security mechanism for online communications using mobile agents. E-health has been widely used as a communication system and information changes to deliver health services to the users through the Internet. However, the Internet imposes threats that will risk the information in transit. Therefore it is important to ensure that the communication is safe and the user's privacy is protected. This paper extends our previous research results, Multilayer Communication (MLC) approach [1], and introduced mobile agents to MLC in e-health. The cryptographic protocols such as encryption/decryption, digital signature, and hash code are used as protection mechanisms. We focus on how Sender can securely transfer sensitive information to Recipient while still maintaining control over it. Sender keeps the key for decryption at his/her side until the agent needs it. A token is carried by the agent, which is used as a mean to call home platform to obtain the key for decryption processes. The significant of this new mechanism is that it gives Sender control over the transmitted data. Recipient can also avoid burden with the encryption details as long as he/she knows that the message is indeed comes from Recipient.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th Annual Communication Networks and Services Research Conference, CNSR 2009
Pages270-277
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event7th Annual Communication Networks and Services Research Conference, CNSR 2009 - Moncton, NB
Duration: 11 May 200913 May 2009

Other

Other7th Annual Communication Networks and Services Research Conference, CNSR 2009
CityMoncton, NB
Period11/5/0913/5/09

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Mobile agents
Health
Communication
Cryptography
Multilayers
Internet
Electronic document identification systems
Communication systems
Network protocols

Keywords

  • E-health
  • Mobile agent
  • Security

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Sulaiman, R., Huang, X., & Sharma, D. (2009). E-health services with secure mobile agent. In Proceedings of the 7th Annual Communication Networks and Services Research Conference, CNSR 2009 (pp. 270-277). [4939137] https://doi.org/10.1109/CNSR.2009.49

E-health services with secure mobile agent. / Sulaiman, Rossilawati; Huang, Xu; Sharma, Dharmendra.

Proceedings of the 7th Annual Communication Networks and Services Research Conference, CNSR 2009. 2009. p. 270-277 4939137.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Sulaiman, R, Huang, X & Sharma, D 2009, E-health services with secure mobile agent. in Proceedings of the 7th Annual Communication Networks and Services Research Conference, CNSR 2009., 4939137, pp. 270-277, 7th Annual Communication Networks and Services Research Conference, CNSR 2009, Moncton, NB, 11/5/09. https://doi.org/10.1109/CNSR.2009.49
Sulaiman R, Huang X, Sharma D. E-health services with secure mobile agent. In Proceedings of the 7th Annual Communication Networks and Services Research Conference, CNSR 2009. 2009. p. 270-277. 4939137 https://doi.org/10.1109/CNSR.2009.49
Sulaiman, Rossilawati ; Huang, Xu ; Sharma, Dharmendra. / E-health services with secure mobile agent. Proceedings of the 7th Annual Communication Networks and Services Research Conference, CNSR 2009. 2009. pp. 270-277
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