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Homomorphisms are maps between algebraic structures that allow the development of cryptographic techniques that, in turn, permit computations to be performed on encrypted data. This as a result helps maintain data confidentiality while it is being processed, thus enabling tasks to be performed when data...

SPHINX Architecture consists of five building blocks featuring components that work both independently and in collaborative ways. The Third-party APIs block enables third-party healthcare solution providers to access and interact with the SPHINX toolkit. In this context, the SPHINX Application Programming Interface for Third Parties (S-API)...

Risk management is a central concern for every organisation. Risk can take different forms and originate from either inside or outside the organisation. IT security is amongst one of the concerns that drive strategy at every corporation, including the risk of non-compliance, data breaches, infrastructure outages,...

Within a large and complex network environment, such as healthcare infrastructures, hundreds, if not thousands heterogeneous network-enabled entities (devices and services) enter or leave the network. These entities, apart from largely widening the management surface of the underlying infrastructure, also bring several vulnerabilities in multiple...

In 2001, Mirca R. Endsley defined Situation Awareness (SA) as the key to providing information, because the problem is no longer lack of information, but finding what is needed when it is needed. Over the years, SA has been defined in several complementary ways, most...

Continue from Part II In SPHINX building blocks, the technical consortium members are joining efforts to deliver twenty-one key components according to their expertise. Below, the components are presented: Sandbox (SB) A Sandbox provides a safe and isolated testing environment where components can be deployed without compromising any...

Continue from Part I In SPHINX building blocks, the technical consortium members are joining efforts to deliver twenty-one key components according to their expertise. Below, the components are presented: Forensic Data Collection Engine (FDCE) The Forensic Data Collection Engine (FDCE) is a component led by NTUA and is...

Continue from blog entry SPHINX Use Cases: Part VII Through the following classification of use cases, SPHINX aims to better understand how threats, risks and vulnerabilities are manifested, as well as how prevention, recovery and mitigation actions can be improved. Theft of Hospital Equipment Description: In a hospital’s psychiatric ward,...