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A Secure and Efficient Signature Scheme for IoT in Healthcare

Latika Kakkar1, Deepali Gupta1, Sarvesh Tanwar2, Sapna Saxena3, Khalid Alsubhi4, Divya Anand5, Irene Delgado Noya6,7, Nitin Goyal1,*

1 Chitkara University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Chitkara University, Punjab, 140401, India
2 AIIT, Amity University, Noida, 201313, India
3 Chitkara School of Engineering & Technology, Chitkara University, HP, 174103, India
4 Faculty of Computing and Information Technology, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, 37848, Saudi Arabia
5 Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, Punjab, 144411, India
6 Universidad Europea Del Atlántico, C/ Isabel Torres 21, 39011, Santander, Spain
7 Universidad Internacional Iberoamericana, Campeche, C.P., 24560, Mexico

* Corresponding Author: Nitin Goyal. Email: email

Computers, Materials & Continua 2022, 73(3), 6151-6168.


To provide faster access to the treatment of patients, healthcare system can be integrated with Internet of Things to provide prior and timely health services to the patient. There is a huge limitation in the sensing layer as the IoT devices here have low computational power, limited storage and less battery life. So, this huge amount of data needs to be stored on the cloud. The information and the data sensed by these devices is made accessible on the internet from where medical staff, doctors, relatives and family members can access this information. This helps in improving the treatment as well as getting faster medical assistance, tracking of routine activities and health focus of elderly people on frequent basis. However, the data transmission from IoT devices to the cloud faces many security challenges and is vulnerable to different security and privacy threats during the transmission path. The purpose of this research is to design a Certificateless Secured Signature Scheme that will provide a magnificent amount of security during the transmission of data. Certificateless signature, that removes the intricate certificate management and key escrow problem, is one of the practical methods to provide data integrity and identity authentication for the IoT. Experimental result shows that the proposed scheme performs better than the existing certificateless signature schemes in terms of computational cost, encryption and decryption time. This scheme is the best combination of high security and cost efficiency and is further suitable for the resource constrained IoT environment.


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APA Style
Kakkar, L., Gupta, D., Tanwar, S., Saxena, S., Alsubhi, K. et al. (2022). A secure and efficient signature scheme for iot in healthcare. Computers, Materials & Continua, 73(3), 6151-6168.
Vancouver Style
Kakkar L, Gupta D, Tanwar S, Saxena S, Alsubhi K, Anand D, et al. A secure and efficient signature scheme for iot in healthcare. Comput Mater Contin. 2022;73(3):6151-6168
IEEE Style
L. Kakkar et al., "A Secure and Efficient Signature Scheme for IoT in Healthcare," Comput. Mater. Contin., vol. 73, no. 3, pp. 6151-6168. 2022.

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