Security implications in the transformation of healthcare through internet of things devices

George Ray, Ephais Ruhode, Albert Mubako, Jeff Ray, Walter Kashiri

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Abstract

Africa has a growing industry producing medical devices for the developing world that are ASSURED: Affordable, Sensitive, Specific, User-friendly, Rapid, Equipment-free and Deliverable to end-users. This industry and more generally healthcare in Africa benefits by adding security to ASSURED. This paper investigates two questions related to security for IoT medical solutions: 1.) What are the vulnerable security points in an IoT based medical system; and 2.) How can these vulnerabilities be hardened? To answer these questions, a security reference architecture is identified that can be the framework for identifying, understanding, teaching and mitigating threats in the various modules of an IoT healthcare solution.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-72
Number of pages10
JournalIssues In Information Systems
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • internet of things
  • information security
  • healthcare

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