Security challenges for wearable computing - a case study
Conference: IFAWC 2007 - 4th International Forum on Applied Wearable Computing 2007
03/12/2007 - 03/13/2007 at Tel Aviv, Israel
Proceedings: IFAWC 2007
Pages: 8Language: englishTyp: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
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.