PANACEAresearch Webinar #1 - Delivering people centric cybersecurity solutions in healthcare

Healthcare has quickly become an attractive target for cybercrime for two fundamental reasons: it is a rich source of valuable data and its defences are weak.
Cybersecurity breaches can have severe consequences such as data stealing and ransomware as well as attacks on medical devices. As a result, breaches can reduce patient trust, weaken health systems and threaten human life.

This webinar will present the planned work of PANACEAresearch which proposes to embrace a people-centric model while delivering innovative, risk-based, cybersecurity solutions in healthcare.
In the period 2019-2021, PANACEAresearch will deliver an innovative cybersecurity toolkit, providing a holistic approach for Health Care Institutions made up of a combination of technical (SW platforms for dynamic risk assessment, secure information sharing & security-by-design) and non-technical (procedures, governance models, people behaviour tools) elements.

PANACEAresearch is structured to ensure a strong and continuative collaboration between end-users and researchers/developers, with the involvement of end-users at 3 European health care centres, also comprising devices utilised for remote care & homecare settings.


11:00 - 11:10 | "PANACEAresearch and its opportunities for collaboration", Pasquale Mari - FPG

11:10 - 11:20 | "Innovative cyber security solutions in healthcare", Matteo Merialdo - RHEA

11:20 - 11:30 | "Engaging users in people-centric solutions developement", Ivan Tesfai Ogbu - RINA-C

11:30 - 11:40 | "Q&A" with Chair, Stephanie Parker, Trust-IT Services 


Pasquale Mari - FPG
Pasquale Mari - FPG

From 1987 Mr. Pasquale Mari has been working as management consultant with Deloitte Consulting, Capgemini and PwC.
Currently he operates as a freelance consultant and collaborates with Fondazione Policlinico Gemelli in the context of research and innovation projects.
He has worked in several international assignments, serving clients including WFP+UNICEF+UNHCR+OCHA (Return On Investment project), IFAD, UNDP, ETF and EFSA (EU Agencies), OCCAR (international military procurement agency based in Bonn), LPTIC (Libyan Telecommunication state owned company), Zambon France (Pharma Industry), ENI (Oil Industry), Finmeccanica (Aerospace & Defence Industry), Vodafone (Telecom Industry), EU funded projects (PULSE, NO-FEAR projects dealing with Emergency Management). He is member of the LUISS University Business School (Rome) faculty, teaching organization, workforce rightsizing, business process reengineering.

Matteo Merialdo - RHEA
Matteo Merialdo - RHEA

Mr. Matteo Merialdo is an experienced project manager with over sixteen (16) years of experience in system architecture and technical project management, with a focus on security-by-design and cyber-risk analysis.
He has wide experience on managing large cyber-security collaborative projects, including:
- FP7s and H2020s;
- European Space Agency GSTP and Artes.
He actually works as Project Implementation Coordinator for the H2020 ECHO project ( and as Technical Project Manager for the H2020 PANACEAresearch project ( He is also managing the Cyber Security Centre of Excellence project for the European Space Agency (


Ivan Tesfai Ogbu - RINA-C
Ivan Tesfai Ogbu - RINA-C

MR. Ivan Tesfai Ogbu graduated in biomedical engineering at Politecnico di Milano, major in biomechanics and biomaterials, background in electronics and telecommunications. Project Manager certified PRINCE2 employed in the Corporate R&D Technical Coordination Unit of RINA Consulting S.p.A. especially in the area of security and infrastructures. In such competence area, Mr. Tesfai is experienced in various industrial and European co-funded research projects (FP7-H2020), providing engineering activities, scientific and technical coordination, project management and insight into business opportunities for enabling technologies dealing with safety, security and protection of critical infrastructures.

Banking on a multi-disciplinary background in system engineering, health, security, computer science and complemented by a focus on business exploitation and technology transfer, he is the technical coordinator of RINA-C activities in PANACEAresearch project.