The number of cyber-attacks around the world exploded in 2020: exploiting the Covid-19 pandemic as an opportunity for cybercriminals to take advantage of the shift in focus towards smart working and hospital staff transferred to the frontline.
This paper (May 2017) investigates several network security metrics that need to be considered when designing and managing network security for an eHealth organisation.
Abstract: e-Health organisations are a major target for hackers as they hold wealth of information. Current cybersecurity solutions for eHealth organisations are not comprehensive and only protect certain security layers. Therefore, the need for a next generation cyber security solution is increasing, a solution that is smart, scalable and adoptable to challenges. The wide spread use of security tools and advancing technology have provided the needed infrastructure to create a comprehensive eHealth security solution. Connecting the right security tools together to ensure the overall security without affecting the network performance and user productivity is hard and requires special setup.
Results: The network layer is a major target for any eHealth organisation, this research has indicated several network security metrics that need to be considered when designing and managing network security for an eHealth organisation. The ultimate goal of this research is to identify the limitations in the current eHealth organization cyber security solutions specially the network layer and propose a next generation cyber security solution for eHealth organizations.
2017 Fifth International Conference on Information and Communication Technology (ICoICT)
PANACEA Research perspectives: This paper is of general interest to PANACEA as part of its state-of-the-art in cybersecurity in healthcare.
Keywords: Cybersecurity, eHealth, network layer.
Lookout Watch entry date: 07/08/2019