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 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.
ENISA (European Union Agency for Cybersecurity) and FORTH (Institute of Computer Science of the Foundation for Research and Technology), have jointly organised a Summer School that brings together a distinguished faculty from around the world with the purpose to identify current trends, threats and opportunities against the background of recent advances on NIS measures and policies.
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.
New research conducted by the cybersecurity company Carbon Black, involving 20 healthcare CISOs (chief information security officers) has shown that over the last few years83% of healthcare organisations have acknowledged a rise in cyber-attacks and that these attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated.
Cyber attacks constitute a concrete risk in hospitals, both for the actual functioning of connected devices and for the privacy of the patients. The PANACEA Research project will develop models and solutions to cope with the this threat and develope a cybersecurity culture in the health care domain.
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.”
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.