Security challenges for wearable computing - a case study

Konferenz: IFAWC 2007 - 4th International Forum on Applied Wearable Computing 2007
12.03.2007 - 13.03.2007 in Tel Aviv, Israel

Tagungsband: IFAWC 2007

Seiten: 8Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Lindström, John (Lulea University of Technology, Centre for Distance-spanning Technology, Sweden)

This paper discusses IT- and information security challenges for wearable computing encountered during the WearIT@work project. The following novel ideas are introduced in this paper: authorization by proximity using dynamic context information to enable transfer of authorization from one party to another, a wearable pairing mechanism to use devices on other wearables, and a more intelligent management of dynamic IT-security policies to reduce computational overhead on wearable devices having limited capabilities. The last idea includes the importance of having a dynamic security baseline adapted to wearables to maintain the integrity and confidentiality of the body network as well as the privacy of the wearers´ personal and biometric information.