Outlook on Security and Privacy in IoHT: Key Challenges and Future Vision

Moustafa Mamdouh, Ali Ismail Awad, Hesham F.A. Hamed, Ashraf A.M. Khalaf

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The Internet of Things (IoT) security and privacy have received considerable research attention due to the IoT applicability in various domains. IoT systems have several applications, such as smart homes, smart cities, e-Health, industry, agriculture, and environmental monitoring. One of the most important applications is the Internet of Healthcare Things (IoHT) because it helps humans and patients obtain rapid diagnoses, remote monitoring, and home rehabilitation. IoHT security can be classified into four categories: applications, architecture, communication, and data security. This paper presents a short, but focused, review on IoHT security and privacy. It also explores recent security algorithms and protocols that are used to secure personal patient data, clinicians, and healthcare information. The future vision of IoHT challenges and countermeasures is given at the end of this study. Blockchain healthcare technology provides secure digital payment and privileged data access.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Computer Visio, AICV 2020
EditorsAboul-Ella Hassanien, Ahmad Taher Azar, Tarek Gaber, Diego Oliva, Fahmy M. Tolba
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783030442880
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Computer Visions, AICV 2020 - Cairo, Egypt
Duration: Apr 8 2020Apr 10 2020

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume1153 AISC
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365


Conference1st International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Computer Visions, AICV 2020


  • Blockchain
  • IoHT
  • Privacy
  • Security
  • Threats

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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