9. Security Systems in the Healthcare Sector

By Mathias Normann | George Suciu | Vasiliki Mantzana | Ilias Gkotsis | Mari-Anais Sachian | Gabriel Petrescu | Hussain Ijaz | Barry Norton

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Published: 17 Sep 2020

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Abstract

To efficiently protect the healthcare sector is a major task. Healthcare is a highly specialised sector where the physical facilities are a mix of publicly-available, semi-private, private, and areas housing critical infrastructure. The healthcare sector spans many types of buildings, some open to the public with zones restricted only to staff, and some completely restricted to the public. Some of the buildings will have patients all the time, some only during daytime, some will have important and expensive medical devices and some will contain servers. The buildings can have physical medical records, computers used by the staff can have access to personal data, and the servers that store huge amounts of personal data, critical information and critical software for the healthcare sector. Besides the normal software used for an office building, the healthcare sector's internal software is used to handle the medical data of patients, but also used to run and control medical equipment and machines.