Security and personal privacy are of the utmost importance when it comes to health and medical data derived from human study participants.
Intersect, on behalf of med.data.edu.au, recently developed a suite of user-friendly guides about eight security technology services that are required to ensure that privacy is maintained when identifiable digital information is stored and used.
The following guides are now available:
- User Identity Management
- User Authentication
- Access Control
- Anonymisation, Encryption
- Digital Signatures
- Secure Audit
- General IT Security.
The guides also list the Australian standards (as outlined in the Australian Signals Directorate Information Security Manual) required for each of these technology services.
These materials will help the Australian Health & Medical Research community better understand the relevant security/privacy issues and also provide a framework for each node of med.data.edu.au for benchmarking purposes, to ensure the national facility is built to the appropriate standards to allow data custodians to confidently store and share identifiable and personal information with their collaborators.
Email Dr. Jeff Christiansen if you want to discuss more about how we can help with your Health & Medical data storage or compute needs.