A survey of big data security solutions in healthcare

Musfira Siddique, Muhammad Ayzed Mirza, Mudassar Ahmad, Junaid Chaudhry, MD Rafiqul Islam

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Today data is a strategic asset and organizational goal is to maximize the value of their information. The concept of big data is now treated from different points of view covering its implications in many fields remarkably including Healthcare. Healthcare data is progressively being digitized and the Healthcare era is expansively using new ma-chineries. Thus the medical data is increasing day by day has reached a momentous size all over the world. Although this data is being addressed as the basic to offer treasured insights and sinking cost, the security and privacy issues are so irresistible that medical industry is not capable to take full benefit of it. Privacy of Healthcare is a significant feature overseen by medical acts thus, the data must be secured from dwindling into the wrong hands or from being hacked. Due to the growing threats of loss and outflows from personal data and augmented acceptance of cloud technologies it is important to secure current Healthcare big data domain. This paper aims to present the state-of-the-art security and privacy issues in big data as pragmatic to Healthcare industry and discuss some available data privacy, data security, users' access control mechanisms and approaches.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSecurity and privacy in communication networks
Subtitle of host publication14th EAI international conference, SecureCom 2018, proceedings, part II
EditorsRaheem Beyah, Bing Chang, Yingjiu Li, Sencun Zhu
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783030017040
ISBN (Print)9783030017033
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventSecureComm 2018 - 14th EAI International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks - Ibis Singapore on Bencoolen Hotel, Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 08 Aug 201810 Aug 2018
https://securecomm.eai-conferences.org/2018/ (Conference website)
https://securecomm.eai-conferences.org/2018/atcs/ (Conference program)

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
ISSN (Print)1867-8211
ISSN (Electronic)1867-822X


ConferenceSecureComm 2018 - 14th EAI International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks
OtherSecureComm seeks high-quality research contributions in the form of well-developed papers. Topics of interest encompass research advances in ALL areas of secure communications and networking. Topics in other areas (e.g., formal methods, database security, secure software, theoretical cryptography) will be considered only if a clear connection to private or secure communication/networking is demonstrated.
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