A1 Journal article – refereed
A Proxy-Based Solution for Asynchronous Telemedical Systems

List of Authors: Sampsa Rauti, Janne Lahtiranta, Heidi Parisod, Sami Hyrynsalmi, Sanna Salanterä, Minna Elisabeth Aromaa, Jouni Smed, Ville Leppänen
Publisher: IGI Global
Publication year: 2017
Journal: International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications
Volume number: 8
Issue number: 3
Number of pages: 14


Asynchronous telemedicine
systems face many challenges related to information security as the
patient's sensitive information and data on medicine dosage is
transmitted over a network when monitoring patients and controlling
asynchronous telemedical IoT devices. This information may be modified
or spied on by a malicious adversary. To make asynchronous telemedicine
systems more secure, the authors present a proxy-based solution against
data modification and spying attacks in web-based telemedical
applications. By obfuscating the executable code of a web application
and by continuously dynamically changing obfuscation, the authors'
solution makes it more difficult for a piece of malware to attack its
target. They use a constructive research approach. They characterize the
threat and present an outline of a proposed solution. The benefits and
limitations of the proposed solution are discussed. Cyber-attacks
targeted at the information related to patient's care are a serious
threat in today's telemedicine. If disregarded, these attacks have
negative implications on patient safety and quality of care.

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