Applying security features to GA4GH Phenopackets
Tutor / directorLlorente Viejo, Silvia
Document typeMaster thesis
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Global Alliance for Genomic and Health has developed a standard file format called Phenopacket to improve the exchange of phenotypic information over the network. However, this standard does not implement any security mechanism, which allows an attacker to obtain sensitive information if he gets hold of it. This project aims to provide security features within the Phenopacket schema to ensure a secure exchange. To achieve this objective, it is necessary to understand the structure of the schema in order to classify which fields need to be protected. Once the schema has been designed, an investigation is conducted into which technologies are currently the most secure, leading to the implementation of three security mechanisms: digital signature, encryption, and hashing. To conclude, several verification tests are performed to ensure that both the creation of Phenopacket and the security measures applied have been correctly implemented, confirming that data exchange is possible without revealing any sensitive data.
SubjectsPhenotype, Computer security, Computer networks--Security measures, Fenotip, Seguretat informàtica, Ordinadors, Xarxes d'--Mesures de seguretat
DegreeMÀSTER UNIVERSITARI EN CIBERSEGURETAT (Pla 2020)