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Incident Handling for Healthcare Organizations and Supply-Chains

Lakka, E., Hatzivasilis, G., Karagiannis, S. , Alexopoulos, A., Athanatos, M., Ioannidis, S., Chatzimpyrros, M., Kalogiannis, G. & Spanoudakis, G. ORCID: 0000-0002-0037-2600 (2022). Incident Handling for Healthcare Organizations and Supply-Chains. In: 2022 IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC). 2022 IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC), 30 Jun - 3 Jul 2022, Rhodes, Greece. doi: 10.1109/iscc55528.2022.9912965


Healthcare ecosystems form a critical type of infrastructures that provide valuable services in today societies. However, the underlying sensitive information is also of interest of malicious entities around the globe, with the attack volume being continuously increasing. Safeguarding this complex computerized setting constitutes a major challenge for the involved organizations. This paper presents an incident handling system for healthcare organizations and their supply-chain. The proposed approach utilizes swarm intelligence in order to assess the current security posture in a continuous basis and respond to attacks in real-time. The overall solution is based on the related NIST 800.61 standard and implements the operations of i) preparation, ii) detection and analysis, iii) containment, eradication, and recovery, and iv) post-incident activity. The system is developed under the EU funded project AI4HEALTHSEC and is applied in the relevant healthcare pilots.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Publisher Keywords: Healthcare sector, incident handling, incident response, response team, security, privacy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Departments: School of Science & Technology
School of Science & Technology > Computer Science
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