Modelling Context-Aware Security for Electronic Health Records

Modelling Context-Aware Security for Electronic Health Records

Pravin Shetty (Monash University, Australia) and Seng Loke (La Trobe University, Australia)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 7
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-987-8.ch069
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Abstract

The Internet has proven to be the most convenient and demanding facility for various types of businesses and transactions for the past few years. In recent years, business information systems have expanded into networks, encompassing partners, suppliers, and customers. There has been a global availability (Anderson, 2001; BSI Global, 2003) of resources over the Internet to satisfy different needs in various fields. The availability factor has called for various security challenges in fields where information is very valuable and not meant for all. Potential threats to information and system security come from a variety of sources. These threats may result in violations to confidentiality, interruptions in information integrity, and possible disruption in the delivery of services. So it is essential to manage the flow of information over the network with the required level of security.

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