Issue 2 (212), article 4


Cybernetics and Computer Engineering, 2023, 2(212)

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1Zelus P.C.,
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Introduction: The recent scale-up of events caused after the Covid-19 pandemic and its subsequent healthcare crisis, highlights the digital forensics importance in a connected health ecosystem. It is therefore safe to assume that there is a growing interest in digital forensics and how they are applied within the existing healthcare ecosystem and under which concept, posing the main research question of the current study.

The purpose of the paper is to presente here focuses on defining and developing the necessary mechanisms to ensure the security and privacy of the data disseminated by existing research in both fields of digital health and cybersecurity. A cybernetics-inspired framework is structured based on existing practices and key gaps identified.

Results: Five electronic databases, namely Scopus, IEEEXplore, PubMed, DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals and arXiV were identified as the main data sources. A State-of-the-Art analysis has been performed to realize the limits of the devices and the machines (including the systems and their elements involved) in the healthcare domain, when these break down so that the investigation will teach us something new that is nontrivial. A highly relevant dimension in our approach for a digital forensics driven connected health landscape is based on rigorous and comprehensive feedback take-off methods, which are seemingly lacking.

Conclusion: The main point of our study is to show that while there might seem an immense multiplicity, a unity can be formulated and vice versa: where something appears as a unit, an unbounded plurality of conditions might be enclosed within it. Moving into a connected health future should be built upon existing accidents so as to mark the upcoming changes that would affect such a system.

Keywords: digital forensics, connected health, cybernetic digital investigation framework, cybersecurity.

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Received 29.01.2023