Vol.31, No.1, 2022, pp.177-190, doi:10.32604/iasc.2022.019348
Visual Protection Using RC5 Selective Encryption in Telemedicine
  • Osama S. Faragallah1,*, Ahmed I. Sallam2, Hala S. El-sayed3
1 Department of Information Technology, College of Computers and Information Technology, Taif University, P.O. Box 11099, Taif 21944, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Menoufia University, Menouf, 32952, Egypt
3 Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Menoufia University, Shebin El-Kom, 32511, Egypt
* Corresponding Author: Osama S. Faragallah. Email:
Received 09 April 2021; Accepted 10 May 2021; Issue published 03 September 2021
The dissemination of the COVID-19 viruses now extends the usage of video consultations to share perspectives and virtual medical consultations, save expenses and health procedures, track the success of care proposals with detail, consistency, and ease from moment to time. The research aims to study the security of video consultations. We will also present the advantages and disadvantages of video consultations and the complications of their implementation. This paper mainly proposes a practical, high-efficiency video encoding technique for the new video encoding technique (HEVC) used in video consultations. The technology offered uses the RC5 block encryption algorithm for encrypting the sensitive bits of HEVC with low complexity, short encoding times in real-time implementations, format-compliant HEVC, and constant bitrate. In addition, this paper presents experimental results comparing the proposed HEVC RC5-based selective encryption (SE) algorithm with the other algorithms used in various operating modes using the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). Also, this paper provides the security analysis of the proposed HEVC RC5-based SE algorithm for video consultation, including; the correlation analysis between the ciphered video and the original one, the histogram of the ciphered video, and the cipher cycle analysis. The security analysis results ensured that the proposed HEVC RC5-based SE algorithm for video consultation is safe and stable.
RC5; telemedicine; HEVC; video encryption
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Faragallah, O. S., Sallam, A. I., El-sayed, H. S. (2022). Visual Protection Using RC5 Selective Encryption in Telemedicine. Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing, 31(1), 177–190.
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