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Secret shares to protect health records in cloud-based Infrastructures

  Increasingly health records are stored in cloud-based systems, and often protected by a private key. Unfortunately the loss of this key can cause large-scale data loss. This paper outlines a novel Cloud-based architecture (SECRET) which supports keyless encryption methods and which can be used for the storage of patient information, along with supporting failover and a break-glass policy.

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    19 April 2016

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  • Library of Congress:

    QA76 Computer software

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    005.8 Data security


Buchanan, W. J., Ukwandu, E., van Deursen, N., Fan, L., Russell, G., Lo, O. & Thuemmler, C. (2016). Secret shares to protect health records in cloud-based Infrastructures. In 2015 17th International Conference on E-health Networking, Application & Services (HealthCom)doi:10.1109/HealthCom.2015.7454589. ISBN 978-1-4673-8325-7



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Health records; cybersecurity; privacy; cloud-based systems; SECRET;

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