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Secret shares to protect health records in Cloud-based infrastructures

Buchanan, William J; Ukwandu, Elochukwu; van Deursen, Nicole; Fan, Lu; Russell, Gordon; Lo, Owen; Thuemmler, Christoph


Elochukwu Ukwandu

Nicole van Deursen

Lu Fan

Christoph Thuemmler


Increasingly health records are stored in cloud-based systems, and often protected by a private key. Unfortunately the loss 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.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name BCS Health Informatics 2015
Start Date Oct 7, 2015
End Date Oct 8, 2015
Acceptance Date Oct 7, 2015
Online Publication Date Apr 19, 2016
Publication Date Apr 19, 2016
Deposit Date Aug 28, 2015
Publicly Available Date Mar 30, 2017
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Book Title 2015 17th International Conference on E-health Networking, Application & Services (HealthCom)
ISBN 9781467383257
Keywords Health records; cybersecurity; privacy; cloud-based systems; SECRET;
Public URL
Contract Date Mar 30, 2017


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