PANACEA Research will deliver two toolkits for cyber security assessment and preparedness of Healthcare
infrastructures and connected devices: the Solution Toolkit and the Delivery Toolkit.
1The Solution Toolkit will positively affect the cybersecurity of an
Healthcare Centre (HCC) according to a holistic modality, assessing (and acting on) the physical,
software and organisational/human components of the HCC, relevant for the cybersecurity.
It is composed of four technological tools
- a dynamic risk assessment & mitigation tool (helping to perform
risk assessment evaluation and mitigation measures)
- a secure information sharing tool for the protection of data
- a security-by-design & certification tool
- a tool for identification & authentication
How does the Solution Toolkit effectively interact with the Healthcare Center components?
The seven hexagons in the figure on the right, representing each component of the Solution Toolkit, can
implemented and used separately by the management and the security staff of the healthcare center.
The Solution Toolkit also manages the connections with other HCCs, even when this HCCs are not adopting
PANACEA Research's solutions (these are represented on the right).
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2The Delivery Toolkit is conceived as a support for the adoption of the Solution Toolkit.
It involves two support tools
- a methodology to evaluate the Return of Investment (ROI) of cybersecurity interventions, therefore the advantages of following a cybersecurity approach in an Healthcare Center
- a set of guidelines to be applied for the adoption of the Solution Toolkit
PANACEAresearch follows two nnovative approaches
- A Holistic approach to cybersecurity: the underlying paradigm of PANACEAresearch is that real improvement in the domain of cybersecurity can only come from change to human behaviour, technology and processes as part of a holistic solution; the Toolkit contains all these ingredients; and the project is structured to allow their codesign and the strict collaboration between end-users and researchers/developers
- An Impact oriented approach: the Consortium has put itself in the shoes of the public health decision makers and of the HCC managers, as prospect users of PANACEAresearch, and has decided not only to design effective solutions, but also to make them easy to adopt.
The PANACEAresearch Toolkit is expected to be used for prevention purposes. The toolkit helps the HCC to proactively protect the IT infrastructure. It does not include an incident management component. The Consortium considers that existing technical and organisational solutions already cover the incident management/response phase and assumes that to invest in preparedness reduces the likelihood and criticality of the incidents to a level that ensures an overall positive return. One of the aims of the project is to provide method and evidence for this assumption.