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Toward designing a secure biosurveillance cloud


Kim, T-H and Mohammed, S, Toward designing a secure biosurveillance cloud, Journal of Supercomputing, 65, (1) pp. 61-70. ISSN 0920-8542 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s11227-011-0709-y


Biosurveillance is very complex, and it complements traditional public health surveillance to provide both early warning of infectious disease events and leads to situational awareness as well as to signaling any potential threat for using biological agents as weapons of mass destruction. Biosurveillance requires close cooperation and rapid information-sharing among many healthcare partners including primary care units and the biosurveillance hubs. Achieving improvements in this direction has become a bipartisan top priority for governments and institutions. Currently there are many national and international centers envisioned as clouds for intelligence on biological threats, however security obstacles have hindered their progress. This article investigates the requirements for a biosurveillance secure cloud. The investigation identifies the major security components needed to build a trusted environment for cloud based biosurveillance system through the integration of the public health enterprise private cloud with public clouds based on the Distributed OSGi framework along with a distributed authentication service. The trusted environment allows biosurveillance to be conducted over primary care private clouds including patient information from the electronic medical records.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:cloud computing security, biosurveillance, distributed OSGi
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Cybersecurity and privacy
Research Field:Cybersecurity and privacy not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the information and computing sciences
UTAS Author:Kim, T-H (Dr Tai Kim)
ID Code:89781
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-03-14
Last Modified:2018-02-09

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