NETWORK ATTACKS RELATED TO SMART HEALTHCARE AND THEIR IMPACT EVALUATION
Keywords: Smart Healthcare, Internet of Things, Security Attacks, Security Strategy, Impact Evaluation, EBIOS Risk Analysis
Abstract. The Internet of Things (IoT) has frequently been used by people as a way to facilitate their connection to all types of devices. Thanks to this technology, healthcare field can also benefit from a perfect interaction taking advantage of a better diagnostic and treatment that facilitate life for both patients and doctors. Unfortunately, and similarly to other domains based on technology, the smart healthcare does also use IT programs and wireless network to exchange and analyse data the fact that makes it highly exposed to malicious actions. Moreover, if a good security level is not provided in order to save patients information once hackers get access to the mentioned data, patients might be affected or even lose their lives. This paper presents an overview of the security issues in smart healthcare fields and gives a state of art of some well-known network attacks in the field of smart healthcare. We also propose an impact evaluation of those attacks by adopting four scales of evaluation ‘Minor’, ‘Significant’, ‘Serious’ and ‘Critical’ proposed by EBIOS Gravity assessment. The proposed evaluation is classified based on three criteria: sensor’s nature, application field and intervention time.