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Security and privacy issues in UK healthcare

Security and privacy issues in UK healthcare

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The healthcare must be a most concern issue for any developed countries in terms of security and wellness of its citizens. In 2015-16, the UK spent £185 billion on healthcare as shown in [1] that provides free medical care to all UK residents, treating 1 million patients every 36 hours as discussed in [2-5]. There must be a governing system which guaranteed the safety, security, and privacy of such data. As such data are vulnerable to cyberattacks and hold the millions of confidential data. This chapter discusses and analyses the various security and privacy issues in the UK healthcare infrastructure and several challenges to be resolved for different attacks.

Chapter Contents:

  • 12.1 Introduction
  • 12.1.1 Scope and context
  • 12.1.2 Security and privacy issues in healthcare infrastructure
  • 12.1.3 Challenges in resolving S&P issues
  • 12.2 Detailed problem analysis
  • 12.2.1 Security attacks
  • 12.2.2 Privacy attacks
  • 12.2.3 Impact on enterprise
  • 12.3 Proposed solution
  • 12.3.1 Overall solution description resolving discussed S&P issues
  • 12.3.2 Resistance against security attacks
  • 12.3.3 Resistance against privacy attacks
  • 12.4 Conclusion and future directions
  • Appendix A
  • A.1 Identify the need for PIA
  • A.2 Describe the information flow (As shown in Figures A.1–A.3)
  • A.3 Identify the privacy and related risks
  • A.4 Identify privacy solutions
  • A.5 Sign off and record the PIA outcomes
  • A.6 Integrate the PIA outcomes back into the project plan
  • References

Inspec keywords: security of data; health care; data privacy; medical information systems

Other keywords: UK healthcare infrastructure; time 36.0 hour; free medical care; security issues; privacy issues

Subjects: Biology and medical computing; Data security; Medical administration

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