A Lightweight Fine-Grained Search Scheme over Encrypted Data in Cloud-Assisted Wireless Body Area Networks

Mingsheng Cao, Luhan Wang, Zhiguang Qin, Chunwei Lou
2019 Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing  
The wireless body area networks (WBANs) have emerged as a highly promising technology that allows patients' demographics to be collected by tiny wearable and implantable sensors. These data can be used to analyze and diagnose to improve the healthcare quality of patients. However, security and privacy preserving of the collected data is a major challenge on resource-limited WBANs devices and the urgent need for fine-grained search and lightweight access. To resolve these issues, in this paper,
more » ... e propose a lightweight fine-grained search over encrypted data in WBANs by employing ciphertext policy attribute based encryption and searchable encryption technologies, of which the proposed scheme can provide resource-constraint end users with fine-grained keyword search and lightweight access simultaneously. We also formally define its security and prove that it is secure against both chosen plaintext attack and chosen keyword attack. Finally, we make a performance evaluation to demonstrate that our scheme is much more efficient and practical than the other related schemes, which makes the scheme more suitable for the real-world applications.
doi:10.1155/2019/9340808 fatcat:p6x7if5n7rd3te3c5vlfrzflj4