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Research Article

Blockchain-Enabled Hyperledger Fabric to Secure Data Transfer Mechanism for Medical Cyber-Physical System: Overview, Issues, and Challenges

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eetpht.9.4518,
        author={P. Vinayasree and A. Mallikarjuna Reddy},
        title={Blockchain-Enabled Hyperledger Fabric to Secure Data Transfer Mechanism for Medical Cyber-Physical System: Overview, Issues, and Challenges},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Pervasive Health and Technology},
        volume={9},
        number={1},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={PHAT},
        year={2023},
        month={11},
        keywords={Blockchain technology, cyber-physical systems, Data privacy, Data security, Healthcare, IoT},
        doi={10.4108/eetpht.9.4518}
    }
    
  • P. Vinayasree
    A. Mallikarjuna Reddy
    Year: 2023
    Blockchain-Enabled Hyperledger Fabric to Secure Data Transfer Mechanism for Medical Cyber-Physical System: Overview, Issues, and Challenges
    PHAT
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eetpht.9.4518
P. Vinayasree1,*, A. Mallikarjuna Reddy1
  • 1: Anurag University
*Contact email: vinayasreecse@cvsr.ac.in

Abstract

This paper proposes a model to address the challenges faced by medical cyber-physical systems (MCPS) by implementing a permissioned blockchain platform. The platform incorporates the unique properties of blockchain into the network of affected systems, including decentralization, transparency, and immutability. The platform also includes a novel technique to secure MCPS through an automated access-control manager. This manager allows users to control who has access to their data, and can be configured to trust a third party if desired. The paper also extends into networked medical device systems, and discusses how the platform can be used to address critical is-sues specific to this field, such as network design. Finally, the paper discusses how various security features can be integrated into ultra-small devices, enhancing the protection of embedded systems. The overall objective of this research is to develop a secure and efficient data transfer mechanism for MCPS. The proposed platform addresses the challenges faced by MCPS by incorporating the unique properties of blockchain.