Securing healthcare data using biometric authentication

Sharmin Jahan, Mohammad Mozammel Hoque Chowdhury, MD Rafiqul Islam, Junaid Chaudhry

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Preservation of privacy and security of healthcare data is very important in the electronic healthcare domain. Unauthorized access or attacks by hackers can breach or damage sensitive data of patients’ health records that may lead to disclosure of patient’s privacy or may slow down the system. Hence, it is very crucial to provide and enforce privacy and security of clinical data using a secure authentication system. Biometric-based access control over healthcare data can provide the necessary security and privacy. In recent years, biometric technologies have gained traction in health care applications. This paper proposes a biometric authentication scheme to preserve privacy and security inhealthcare systems. In this work, we have employed biometric fingerprint as atrait for user authentication and monitoring access to the healthcare systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSecurity and privacy in communication networks
Subtitle of host publicationSecureComm 2017 International workshops, ATCS and SePrIoT, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, October 22–25, 2017, Proceedings
EditorsXiaodong Lin, Ali Ghorbani, Kui Ren, Sencun Zhu, Aiqing Zhang
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783319788166
ISBN (Print)9783319788159
Publication statusPublished - 25 Apr 2018
Event13th International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks: SecureComm 2017 - Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls – Fallsview, Niagara Falls, Canada
Duration: 22 Oct 201725 Oct 2017 (Conference website)

Publication series

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


Conference13th International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks
CityNiagara Falls
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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