Telemedicine in Arctic: Weal or evil?

Theme 2. Connectivity
Session Name 2.1 Enablement besides constraints: A multidisciplinary approach to cybersecurity and its connections to human security in the Arctic
Presentation Type Poster
Author(s) Anton Kekkonen (Institute of Applied Mathematical Research of Karelian Research Centre of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation)
Abstract text

Telemedicine in Arctic: weal or evil? Nowadays, connected to networks and the Internet medical equipment is appears in each clinic. It helps medical personnel to speed up document workflow and processing the results of medical research. The quantity of smart medical equipment is constantly growing. Networks for interaction of various equipment elements are appearing. The complexity of interaction schemes is increasing. There is a need for remote monitoring and access from public networks (for example, the Internet). All these features increase the usability of services, but are they safety? The equipment connected to network contains many software and hardware vulnerabilities, which gives a large potential for intruders. The most frequent security problems in the Arctic region, due to the specifics are a large distance between specialized medical institutions (Last mile problem), a small number of highly qualified personnel in the protection of medical data. There is also an absence of a diagnostic system of medical infrastructure testing for vulnerability. The results of the research are the data obtained during the field testing. Data allows to analyze information and to make comparative assessment in different countries, including the influence of legislation. Based on the results obtained, methodological recommendations were developed to reduce the potential computer attacks, to systematize and consolidate data on possible potentially vulnerable technologies and methods of data processing. The results could be used to conduct training seminars and organize exchange programs.