Special Issue "The Applications and Challenges of Cybersecurity in Science, Healthcare and Medicine"

A special issue of Technologies (ISSN 2227-7080). This special issue belongs to the section "Information and Communication Technologies".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Mohammed Mahmoud
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Guest Editor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Oakland University, Rochester, MI, USA
Interests: data science; big data; machine learning; deep learning; Artificial Intelligence (AI); cybersecurity
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Healthcare is an attractive target for cybercrime as it contains extremely valuable data. Several issues currently complicate healthcare cybersecurity. To start, no healthcare organization exists to provide cybersecurity; they solely exist to provide healthcare. Additionally, there are increasing concerns relating to the security of healthcare data and devices. Increased connectivity to existing computer networks has exposed medical devices to new cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

Cybersecurity breaches include stealing health information, ransomware attacks on hospitals, and may include attacks on implanted medical devices. Such breaches can reduce patient trust, cripple health systems, and threaten human life.

Aligning cybersecurity and patient safety initiatives will not only help your organization to protect patient safety and privacy but will also ensure continuity of effective delivery of high-quality care by mitigating disruptions that have a negative impact on clinical outcomes. Rising cybersecurity threats to healthcare require policy makers to tackle fragmented governance, develop and implement security standards, and help organizations to improve their resilience. The goal behind this Special Issue is to discuss and present various tools, applications, and models in the context of cybersecurity, in addition to extensive and comprehensive concepts and techniques with regard to science, healthcare, and medicine. All related areas may also be considered.

Prof. Dr. Mohammed Mahmoud
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Cybersecurity
  • Science
  • Healthcare
  • Medicine

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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