Visible to the public Context-Based Security and Privacy for Healthcare IoT

TitleContext-Based Security and Privacy for Healthcare IoT
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsAlagar, V., Alsaig, A., Ormandjiva, O., Wan, K.
Conference Name2018 IEEE International Conference on Smart Internet of Things (SmartIoT)
ISBN Number978-1-5386-8543-3
KeywordsAccess Control, Access controls, actuators, authorisation, Big Data, clinical staff, Context, context-based privacy, context-based security, context-sensitive role-based access control scheme, data privacy, expert systems, Health Care, health status, healthcare industry, healthcare innovation, healthcare Internet of things, healthcare IoT, healthcare knowledge, HIoT, human factors, information collection, information sharing, Internet of Things, large scale connectivity, Medical Devices, medical information systems, Medical services, nursing staff, patient-centric information, physicians, privacy, pubcrawl, real-time monitoring, regulatory compliance, Scalability, security, Sensors, timely treatment

Healthcare Internet of Things (HIoT) is transforming healthcare industry by providing large scale connectivity for medical devices, patients, physicians, clinical and nursing staff who use them and facilitate real-time monitoring based on the information gathered from the connected things. Heterogeneity and vastness of this network provide both opportunity and challenges for information collection and sharing. Patient-centric information such as health status and medical devices used by them must be protected to respect their safety and privacy, while healthcare knowledge should be shared in confidence by experts for healthcare innovation and timely treatment of patients. In this paper an overview of HIoT is given, emphasizing its characteristics to those of Big Data, and a security and privacy architecture is proposed for it. Context-sensitive role-based access control scheme is discussed to ensure that HIoT is reliable, provides data privacy, and achieves regulatory compliance.

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