Addressing Security Issues in the eHeatlh Domain Relying on SIEM Solutions

 L. Coppolino, S. D’Antonio, L. Romano, L. Sgaglione and M. Staffa

During the last decade, we witnessed a constantly increasing digitalization in the health-care domain that, while from the one hand, has increased the average life expectancy representing one of the crowning achievements of the last years, from the other hand, has introduced extra challenges due to the simultaneous increasing of the proliferation of cyber-crime and the creation of malicious applications which try to access health sensitive data. This created the need for increased security implementations, leading to improved user acceptance of such applications and thus to large-scale adoption of these technologies and to full exploitation of their advantages. We here propose the use of a SIEM-based framework specifically tailored for a ehealthcare portal developed within the context of the Italian National Project eHealthNet, which allows real time monitoring of portal accesses with the aim of detecting potential threats and anomalies that could cause major security issues.

The publication is available in Proceedings of the 41st IEEE Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference COMPSAC 2017.

Citation

L. Coppolino, S. D’Antonio, L. Romano, L. Sgaglione and M. Staffa (2017). Addressing Security Issues in the eHeatlh Domain Relying on SIEM Solutions. In: Proceedings of the 41st IEEE Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference COMPSAC