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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

Publication year: 2020

Book title *: Virtual and Mobile Healthcare: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Number of pages: 15

ISBN: 978-1-5225-9863-3

eISBN: 978-1-5225-9864-0

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-9863-3.ch047


Abstract

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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