Developing a novel digital forensics readiness framework for wireless medical networks using specialised logging

Mpungu, Cephas, George, Carlisle ORCID logoORCID: and Mapp, Glenford E. ORCID logoORCID: (2023) Developing a novel digital forensics readiness framework for wireless medical networks using specialised logging. Jahankhani, Hamid, ed. Cybersecurity in the Age of Smart Societies: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Global Security, Safety and Sustainability, London, September 2022. In: 14th ICGS3-22: International Conference on Global Security, Safety and Sustainability, 07-08 Sept 2022, Virtual Conference. ISBN 9783031201592, e-ISBN 9783031201608, pbk-ISBN 9783031201622. ISSN 1613-5113 [Conference or Workshop Item] (doi:10.1007/978-3-031-20160-8_12)

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Wireless Medical Networks (WMNs) have always been a vital component for the treatment and management of chronic diseases. However, the data generated by these networks keeps growing and has become a potential target for criminals seeking to capitalise on its sensitivity and value. Wireless networks also happen to be more vulnerable to attacks compared to wired networks. In the event of such attacks, it becomes really difficult to conduct a digital Forensics investigation. This paper investigates and suggests a proactive approach of digital forensics readiness within wireless medical networks by suggesting specialised monitoring and logging mechanisms. The research first identifies threats to wireless medical networks. It then undertakes a trajectory of a systematic review of previously proposed digital forensics frameworks and identifies challenges. Finally, it proposes a conceptual framework for Digital Forensics Readiness (DFR) for wireless medical networks. The paper, therefore, makes a novel contribution to the field of digital forensics. It suggests a more streamlined, robust, and decentralised framework that is partially underpinned by blockchain technology at the evidence management layer. The framework contributes to the enforcement of evidential data integrity whilst also securing wireless medical networks.

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Mpungu, C., George, C., Mapp, G. (2023). Developing a Novel Digital Forensics Readiness Framework for Wireless Medical Networks Using Specialised Logging. In: Jahankhani, H. (eds) Cybersecurity in the Age of Smart Societies. Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications. Springer, Cham.
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Aspects of Law and Ethics Related to Technology group
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