Network security metrics and performance for healthcare systems management

Liu, Vicky, Tesfamicael, Aklilu Daniel, Caelli, William, & Sahama, Tony R. (2015) Network security metrics and performance for healthcare systems management. In 17th International Conference on E-health Networking, Application & Services (HealthCom2015), 14-17 October 2015, Boston, Mass.


While enhanced cybersecurity options, mainly based around cryptographic functions, are needed overall speed and performance of a healthcare network may take priority in many circumstances. As such the overall security and performance metrics of those cryptographic functions in their embedded context needs to be understood. Understanding those metrics has been the main aim of this research activity. This research reports on an implementation of one network security technology, Internet Protocol Security (IPSec), to assess security performance. This research simulates sensitive healthcare information being transferred over networks, and then measures data delivery times with selected security parameters for various communication scenarios on Linux-based and Windows-based systems. Based on our test results, this research has revealed a number of network security metrics that need to be considered when designing and managing network security for healthcare-specific or non-healthcare-specific systems from security, performance and manageability perspectives. This research proposes practical recommendations based on the test results for the effective selection of network security controls to achieve an appropriate balance between network security and performance

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ID Code: 87502
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: network security, network security and performance metrics, e-health systems, secure transmission for e-health
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING (080500) > Networking and Communications (080503)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 [Please consult the author]
Deposited On: 01 Oct 2015 01:52
Last Modified: 08 May 2016 14:06

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