Potential Measures to Enhance Information Security Compliance in the Healthcare Internet of Things

Premylla Jeremiah, Ganthan Narayana Samy, Bharanidharan Shanmugam, Kannan Ponkoodalingam, Sundresan Perumal

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Abstract

Healthcare organisations are particularly vulnerable to information security threats and breaches due to the highly confidential nature of their patients’ medical information. Now, with the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) in healthcare that can vary from diagnostic devices to medical wearables, the industry has indeed become more vulnerable to malicious exploitation. One of the reasons that malicious attacks continue to occur at an alarming rate is due to the poor compliance of information security policies. This study investigates the issues that are associated with the causes for poor compliance within the private healthcare organisations in Malaysia. Data was collected through interviews from various healthcare respondents and findings have revealed that often, poor security compliance is mainly caused by behaviour issues and the severe lack of security awareness which requires immediate attention and mitigation. Potential measures to cultivate information security awareness and to safeguard the IoT-based medical devices are proposed to achieve compliance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Trends in Data Science and Soft Computing - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference of Reliable Information and Communication Technology IRICT 2018
EditorsFaisal Saeed, Nadhmi Gazem, Fathey Mohammed, Abdelsalam Busalim
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Pages726-735
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-99007-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-99006-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event3rd International Conference of Reliable Information and Communication Technology, IRICT 2018 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 23 Jun 201824 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series
PublisherSpringer
Volume843
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference of Reliable Information and Communication Technology, IRICT 2018
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period23/06/1824/06/18

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    Jeremiah, P., Samy, G. N., Shanmugam, B., Ponkoodalingam, K., & Perumal, S. (2019). Potential Measures to Enhance Information Security Compliance in the Healthcare Internet of Things. In F. Saeed, N. Gazem, F. Mohammed, & A. Busalim (Eds.), Recent Trends in Data Science and Soft Computing - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference of Reliable Information and Communication Technology IRICT 2018 (pp. 726-735). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series; Vol. 843). Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99007-1_67