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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 826497

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 December 2018

  • End date

    31 January 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.1.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 998 062,50

  • EU contribution

    € 998 062,50

Coordinated by:

INTERSPREAD GMBH

Austria

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.
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Coordinator

INTERSPREAD GMBH

Address

Holochergasse 20/4
1150 Wien

Austria

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 260 000

Participants (7)

ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT ROTTERDAM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 143 125

TIME.LEX

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 84 750

FUNDACION PRIVADA HOSPITAL ASIL DEGRANOLLERS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 124 625

COOPERATIVA SOCIALE COOSS MARCHE ONLUS SOCIETA COOPERATIVA PER AZIONI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 81 437,50

ARBEITER-SAMARITER-BUND WIEN GESUNDHEITS-UND SOZIALE DIENSTE GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 80 000

JOHANNITER INTERNATIONAL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 114 125

RESEAU EUROPEEN DU VIEILLISSEMENT ASBL

Luxembourg

EU Contribution

€ 110 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 826497

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 December 2018

  • End date

    31 January 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.1.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 998 062,50

  • EU contribution

    € 998 062,50

Coordinated by:

INTERSPREAD GMBH

Austria