Title

Physician secure thyself

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

Edith Cowan University

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Computer and Information Science, Centre for Security Research

RAS ID

2978

Comments

This article was originally published as: Williams, P. (2005). Physician secure thyself. Proceedings of the 3rd Australian Information Security Management Conference (pp.111-116) Perth, Western Australia. Original article available here

Abstract

Whilst discussion rages on the issues relating to security of medical data and the reason why it is important, there is little published information on how to tackle even basic security challenges for medical practice in Australia. Research suggests an underestimation of the threats to medical data by medical practitioners, hence there is sufficient reason to promote development of tools to assist medical practice with technical issues they are unfamiliar with. This paper provides an initial dialogue on how these security issues should be addressed. Included is a frameworkfor risk assessment and elaboration of the implementation process to make medical data in Australia secure.