Key Findings of PANACEA Research on cyber risk scenarios in healthcare organisations

04 January 2020

PANACEA Research has investigated cyber risk scenarios from multiple perspectives in the context of healthcare organisations. These include cyber-attack-driven, regulatory-driven and behaviour-driven risk analyses.

PANACEA Research: challenges and ambitions - New video just released!

06 December 2019


A year into the PANACEA Research project, we've heard from our partners about the challenges and ambitions of promoting a people-centric, secure environment in healthcare systems throughout Europe.

The project's goal is to improve the technological and human defences of healthcare organisations as a whole ecosystem, and to boost their cybersecurity level, by following a holistic approach focused on the human aspect.

EC's Science and Knowledge service proposes a European Cybersecurity Taxonomy:

06 December 2019

Cybersecurity plays a fundamental role in ensuring that advantages, rather than risks, arise from the digitalisation of our society.


Key Findings of PANACEA research on a people-centric approach to cyber security in hospitals

02 December 2019

PANACEA’s investigation into cyber security reveals a lack of the required levels of cyber security across countries and healthcare organisations. Issues are multiple, from insecure behaviour to a lack of awareness about the many different types of cyber risks associated with such behaviour.

Strengthening European efforts in Cyber Capacity Building

22 October 2019

Enhancing cybersecurity capacity building is quickly becoming a priority for governments, international organisations and private sector.
While the demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals continues to accelerate, organizations are struggling to find the right talent to fill jobs.

PANACEA Research Result: Cyber security, models of health services and medical device life-cycles

24 September 2019

PANACEA Research is designing, developing and deploying a Toolkit for people-centric cyber security in healthcare. The Toolkit spans four technical tools: A Dynamic Risk Management Platform, a Secure Information Sharing Platform, a Secure Design Support Platform, an Identity Management Platform, and five non-technical tools: A Training and Education for Cybersecurity Tool, a Resilience Governance Tool, a Secure Behaviours Nudging Tool, a Value Assessment Tool and an Implementation Guidelines Tool.

Webinar on 26.09 - Cyber security for Healthcare: Human and Legal Perspectives

17 September 2019

The digital era is creating many opportunities for sectors like healthcare to improve service efficiency. But, at the same time, it introduces new challenges, including greater cyber risks. Cyber-incidents and cyber-attacks not only cause the loss of billions of Euros every year but also cause service disruptions and put patient safety at risk. All too often, these incidents occur due to human error.

Surveys Online! Share your knowledge with us and contribute to the future of cyber security in healthcare.

11 July 2019

At PANACEA Research we are working on two toolkits for cyber security assessment and preparedness of Healthcare ICT infrastructures and connected devices.

We would like to invite you to contribute to our research by participating in one or more of our Requirement Collection Questionnaires helping us gather information on cybersecurity measures.

Healthcare Institutions: why cybersecurity is not just for CISOs

28 June 2019

New research conducted by the cybersecurity company Carbon Black, involving 20 healthcare CISOs (chief information security officers) has shown that over the last few years 83% of healthcare organisations have acknowledged a rise in cyber-attacks and that these attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated.

A phishing attack to a US hospital potentially breaches the data of 326,000 patients

12 February 2019

Although phishing attacks on healthcare organizations are well-known and common, the last attack reported by the University of Connecticat and its affiliated hospital caused a class-action lawsuit; in fact the attack has potentially breached the data of about 320,000 patients.
The patients argued that UConn Health’s breach only occurred due to their failure to “implement adequate and reasonable cybersecurity procedures and protocols.”