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Raising Awareness on Cybersecurity in Hospitals across Europe and Boosting Training Initiatives Driven by an Online Information Hub

Objective

Cybercrime has recently shifted from attacking big corporations to smaller industries, like financial services as well as the healthcare sector. Especially in the last area the trend is rising, where hackers are targeting patient health devices that are connected to the internet. Most cases include stealing patient information and encrypting it for ransom money. The big problem is interconnection, each application or device that runs on the networks represents a possible entry point for a cyber-physical attack. So far, most hackers infected hospital software with ransomware to prevent staff from accessing patient records or scheduling appointments. But capable terrorists would also be able, to render active medical devices not just useless, but deadly. Complete cybersecurity in the health sector is unachievable, and would exceed financial means; nevertheless, vital steps can be taken to minimize the risk of cyber- attacks against healthcare facilities. Around 85 percent of targeted cyber-attacks would be preventable if basic protection protocols would be established. The SecureHospitals.eu project seeks to raise awareness on risks and protection opportunities, setup training schemes and the initiate training sessions for IT staff working in hospitals. Through several training approaches, the project will boost the level of training in cybersecurity in Europe, improve the knowledge of staff and in turn contribute to decreased vulnerabilities against cyberthreats and increased patient trust and safety.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-FA-DTS-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SC1-FA-DTS-2018-1

Coordinator

INTERSPREAD GMBH
Net EU contribution
€ 260 000,00
Address
Holochergasse 20/4
1150 Wien
Austria

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 260 000,00

Participants (7)

ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 143 125,00
Address
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Groot-Rijnmond
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 143 125,00
TIME.LEX
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 84 750,00
Address
Joseph Stevensstraat 7
1000 Brussel

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 84 750,00
FUNDACION PRIVADA HOSPITAL ASIL DEGRANOLLERS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 124 625,00
Address
Avenida Francesc Ribas S N
08402 Granollers

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 124 625,00
COOPERATIVA SOCIALE COOSS MARCHE ONLUS SOCIETA COOPERATIVA PER AZIONI
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 81 437,50
Address
Via Saffi 4
60121 Ancona

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Region
Centro (IT) Marche Ancona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 81 437,50
ARBEITER-SAMARITER-BUND WIEN GESUNDHEITS-UND SOZIALE DIENSTE GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 80 000,00
Other funding
€ 80 000,00
JOHANNITER INTERNATIONAL
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 114 125,00
Address
Jozef Ii Straat 166
1000 Brussels

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 114 125,00
RESEAU EUROPEEN DU VIEILLISSEMENT ASBL
Luxembourg
Net EU contribution
€ 110 000,00
Address
Avenue Marie-therese 11
2132 Luxembourg

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Region
Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 110 000,00