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

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

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Paper published in Proceedingspeer-review

    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
    Edition1
    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
    Country/TerritoryMalaysia
    CityKuala Lumpur
    Period23/06/1824/06/18

    Fingerprint

    Dive into the research topics of 'Potential Measures to Enhance Information Security Compliance in the Healthcare Internet of Things'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this