Investigating Protected Health Information Leakage from Android Medical Applications

George Grispos, Talon Flynn, William Bradley Glisson, Kim Kwang Raymond Choo

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Scopus citations

Abstract

As smartphones and smartphone applications are widely used in a healthcare context (e.g., remote healthcare), these devices and applications may need to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996. In other words, adequate safeguards to protect the user’s sensitive information (e.g., personally identifiable information and/or medical history) are required to be enforced on such devices and applications. In this study, we forensically focus on the potential of recovering residual data from Android medical applications, with the objective of providing an initial risk assessment of such applications. Our findings (e.g., documentation of the artifacts) also contribute to a better understanding of the types and location of evidential artifacts that can, potentially, be recovered from these applications in a digital forensic investigation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFuture Access Enablers for Ubiquitous and Intelligent Infrastructures - 5th EAI International Conference, FABULOUS 2021, Proceedings
EditorsDragan Perakovic, Lucia Knapcikova
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages311-322
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783030784584
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Event5th EAI International Conference on Future Access Enablers for Ubiquitous and Intelligent Infrastructures, FABULOUS 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: May 6 2021May 7 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
Volume382
ISSN (Print)1867-8211
ISSN (Electronic)1867-822X

Conference

Conference5th EAI International Conference on Future Access Enablers for Ubiquitous and Intelligent Infrastructures, FABULOUS 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period5/6/215/7/21

Keywords

  • Information leakage
  • Medical device
  • Mobile phone
  • Privacy
  • Protected Health Information
  • Security

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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