SecureSurgiNET: A framework for ensuring security in telesurgery

Iqbal, Sohail and Farooq, Shahzad and Shahzad, Khuram and Malik, Asad Waqar and Hamayun, Mian M and Hasan, Osman (2019) SecureSurgiNET: A framework for ensuring security in telesurgery. International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, 15 (9). p. 155014771987381. ISSN 1550-1329, DOI

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The notion of surgical robotics is actively being extended to enable telesurgery, where both the surgeon and patient are remotely located and connected via a public network, which leads to many security risks. Being a safety-critical application, it is highly important to make telesurgery robust and secure against active and passive attacks. In this article, we propose the first complete framework, called SecureSurgiNET, for ensuring security in telesurgery environments. SecureSurgiNET is primarily based on a set of well-established protocols to provide a fool-proof telesurgical robotic system. For increasing the efficiency of secured telesurgery environments, the idea of a telesurgical authority is introduced that ensures the integrity, identity management, authentication policy implementation, and postoperative data security. An analysis is provided describing the security and throughput of Advanced Encryption Standard during the intraoperative phase of SecureSurgiNET. Moreover, we have tabulated the possible attacks on SecureSurgiNET along with the devised defensive measures. Finally, we also present a time complexity analysis of the SecureSurgiNET through simulations. © The Author(s) 2019.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Advanced Encryption Standard; preoperative setup; robotic surgery; security; Telesurgery
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2020 04:35
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2020 04:35

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