A Cloud Solution for Securing Medical Image Storage

  • Mbarek Marwan Faculty of Sciences, LTI Laboratory, University of Chouaïb Doukkali
  • Abdelkarim Ait Temghart Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, TIAD Laboratory, University of Sultan Moulay Slimane
  • Fatima Sifou Faculty of Sciences, LRIT Laboratory, University of Mohammed V
  • Feda AlShahwan College of Technological Studies, Public Authority for Applied Education and Training
Keywords: cloud computing, medical image, storage, security, secret share scheme


Cloud computing is an easy-to-use, affordable solution to manage and analyze medical data. Therefore, this paradigm has gained wide acceptance in the healthcare sector as a cost-efficient way for a successful Electronic Medical Records (EMR) implementation. Cloud technology is, however, subject to increasing criticism because of the numerous security vulnerabilities. In this regard, we propose a framework to protect confidential data through the development of new security measures, including compression, secret share scheme and XOR operation. The primary objective of the proposal is to achieve the right balance between security and usability. To this aim, we divide an image into several blocks and then encrypt each piece separately with different cryptographic keys. To enhance privacy and performance, we suggest DepSky architecture to keep data on various storage nodes. Simulation experiments have been conducted to prove the effectiveness of the proposed methodology.

Author Biography

Mbarek Marwan, Faculty of Sciences, LTI Laboratory, University of Chouaïb Doukkali

E.g  computer science