The Israeli Ministry of Health and the Home Front Command hosted the Sixth Israeli International Conference on Preparedness and Response to Emergencies and Disasters. The conference provided an opportunity for professionals from around the world to share the latest findings and new experiences concerning health system readiness for disasters and emergencies of all types.
UCSC attended the conference on behalf of the PANACEAresearch project during the session concerning cyber security.
Almost one year into the PANACEA Research Project (January 2019), the consortium partners behind the technology innovations met in Rome on 7-8 of November to discuss the advances in some specific work packages of the project.
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.
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.
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’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.