Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date


Publication Title

USENIX Workshop on Health Security (HealthSec)


Department of Computer Science


We examine a specific security problem in wireless body area networks (WBANs), what we call the ıt one body authentication problem. That is, how can we ensure that the wireless sensors in a WBAN are collecting data about one individual and not several individuals. We explore existing solutions to this problem and provide some analysis why these solutions are inadequate. Finally, we provide some direction towards a promising solution to the problem and how it can be used to create a usably secure WBAN.

Original Citation

Cory Cornelius and David Kotz. On Usable Authentication for Wireless Body Area Networks. In USENIX Workshop on Health Security (HealthSec), August 2010.