SDN_Based Secure Healthcare Monitoring System(SDN-SHMS)

Mohamad Khayat, Ezedin Barka, Farag Sallabi

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10 Citations (Scopus)


Healthcare experts and researchers have been promoting the need for IoT-based remote health monitoring systems that take care of the health of elderly people. However, such systems may generate large amounts of data, which makes the security and privacy of such data to become imperative. This paper studies the security and privacy concerns of the existing Healthcare Monitoring System (HMS) and proposes a reference architecture (security integration framework) for managing IoT-based healthcare monitoring systems that ensures security, privacy, and reliable service delivery for patients and elderly people to reduce and avoid health related risks. Our proposed framework will be in the form of state-of-the-art Security Platform, for HMS, using the emerging Software Defined Network (SDN) networking paradigm. Our proposed integration framework eliminates the dependency on specific Software or vendor for different security systems, and allows for the benefits from the functional and secure applications, and services provided by the SDN platform.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCCN 2019 - 28th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728118567
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019
Event28th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN 2019 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: Jul 29 2019Aug 1 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN
ISSN (Print)1095-2055


Conference28th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN 2019


  • HMS
  • Healthcare
  • Privacy
  • SDN
  • Security

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software


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