Nicole van Deursen (Hazelhoff Roelfze

Research Student

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For her PhD Nicole developed a novel approach to assess the security risks of personal health data. Although computer system security risks are important, the main focus in this model is on human factor risks in dynamic and adaptive environments. In this new approach, risks are visualised in scenario trees and probabilies are calculated by experts using knowledge of past occurences of security breaches in healthcare.
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  • Cyber-Security
    Electronic information now plays a vital role in almost every aspect of our daily lives. So the need for a secure and trustworthy online infrastructure is more important than ever. without it, not only the growth of the internet but our personal interactions and the economy itself could be at risk.
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    Recent Publications

    Buchanan, W., Ukwandu, E., van Deursen (Hazelhoff Roelfze, N., Fan, L., Russell, G., Lo, O., Thuemmler, C. (2015). Secret Shares to Protect Health Records in Cloud-based Infrastructures. In: (Ed.) Proceedings of the IEEE 17th International Conference on E-health Networking, Application and Services (HealthCom), , () ( ed.). (pp. 669 - 672). Boston, MA: . IEEE.

    van Deursen (Hazelhoff Roelfze, N. (2014). HI-Risk: a Socio-Technical Method for the Identification and Monitoring of Healthcare Information Security Risks in the Information Society (PhD). Edinburgh Napier University (Duff, P., Buchanan, W.).

    van Deursen (Hazelhoff Roelfze, N., Buchanan, W., Duff, A. (2013). Monitoring information security risks within health care. Computers and Security, 37, (), 31-45.

    van Deursen (Hazelhoff Roelfze, N. (2011, March). A comparative review of information security risk assessment methodologies for health care. Paper presented at IADIS e-Society, Avilla, Spain.

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