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Securing Healthcare Systems in the Era of 6G Networks: A Perspective on the Enabling Technologies

by Chinazunwa Uwaoma
International Journal of Applied Information Systems
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 12 - Number 42
Year of Publication: 2023
Authors: Chinazunwa Uwaoma

Chinazunwa Uwaoma . Securing Healthcare Systems in the Era of 6G Networks: A Perspective on the Enabling Technologies. International Journal of Applied Information Systems. 12, 42 ( Nov 2023), 36-41. DOI=10.5120/ijais2023451954

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author = { Chinazunwa Uwaoma },
title = { Securing Healthcare Systems in the Era of 6G Networks: A Perspective on the Enabling Technologies },
journal = { International Journal of Applied Information Systems },
issue_date = { Nov 2023 },
volume = { 12 },
number = { 42 },
month = { Nov },
year = { 2023 },
issn = { 2249-0868 },
pages = { 36-41 },
numpages = {9},
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publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
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With many sectors rapidly deploying the 5G network in their business processes and operations, researchers are now shifting their focus from 5G to 6G as a new network technology that will usher in remarkable improvements over the previous generations. In the meantime, key technological areas that will be influenced by 6G networks have been identified and these include distributed artificial intelligence, intelligent radio, real-time intelligent edge computing, and 3D intercoms. There are also relevant emerging technologies that support each area and potential use case of 6G. However, these 6G technologies and their applications also have their major security vulnerabilities which need to be addressed before the full implementation of the 6G networks. The healthcare is one of the sectors that are benefiting from the great features introduced in the 5G networks that enhance digital communications and data protection; that notwithstanding, there are still security flaws in 5G technologies that can be transferred to the 6G networks if not properly addressed. This paper provides an explorative survey of the fundamental areas of 6G networks that apply to digital healthcare systems and well-being, as well as the supporting technologies. It also identifies critical vulnerabilities of these technologies and suggests security measures that could be adopted to protect them from being exploited by threat actors.

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Computer Science
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Artificial Intelligence


6G networks healthcare emerging technologies security measures artificial intelligence edge computing perspective