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SAFEguard of Critical heAlth infrastructure
Funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union
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Over the last decade, the European Union has faced numerous threats that quickly increased in their magnitude, changing the lives, the habits and the fears of hundreds of millions of citizens.

Health services are among the most critical infrastructures and the most vulnerable ones. They are widely relying on information systems to optimize organization and costs, whereas ethics and privacy constraints severely restrict security controls and thus increase vulnerability.

The aim of this project is to provide solutions that improve physical and cyber security in a seamless and cost-effective way. It promotes new technologies and novel approaches to enhance threat prevention, threat detection, incident response and mitigation of impacts. The project also participates in increasing the compliance between security tools and European regulations about ethics and privacy for health services.

Today the project is half-way through. Critical scenarios and methods of approaching the most severe threats were identified. CSI worked with other partners to design the SAFECARE system, especially the database and the communication mechanisms between the system modules. The next step will be to train both users and professionals.

Finally, project pilots will take place in the hospitals of Marseille, ASL TO5 and Amsterdam, involving security and health practitioners, in order to simulate attack scenarios in near-real conditions. These pilot sites will serve as reference examples to disseminate the results across Europe.

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