Secret Shares to Protect Health Records in Cloud-based Infrastructures

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.


ISBN: 9781467383257
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Abstract

Increasingly health records are stored in cloud-based systems, and often protected by private key encryption. Unfortunately the misuse of this key can cause large-scale data loss. This paper outlines a novel Cloud-based architecture (SECRET) which supports keyless encryption methods, and which can be used for the storage of patient information, along with supporting failover and a break-glass policy.
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Authors

William Buchanan
Director of CDCS
w.buchanan@napier.ac.uk
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Owen Lo
Research Fellow
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Christoph Thuemmler
Professor
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Nicole van Deursen (Hazelhoff Roelfze
Research Student
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Lu Fan
Senior Research Fellow
l.fan@napier.ac.uk
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Gordon Russell
Senior Lecturer
g.russell@napier.ac.uk
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Elochukwu Ukwandu
Resarch Student
E.Ukwandu@napier.ac.uk
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Areas of Expertise

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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