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Lisbon hosts European eHealth cybersecurity conference

On 15 November 2017, the third eHealth Security Conference on ‘Protecting the Hospital of Tomorrow’ was held at the Faculty of Dental Medicine of the University of Lisbon. The event was co-organized by the EU Cybersecurity ENISA and the Portuguese Ministry of Health – Shared Services Directorate.

Published on November 16, 2017

The conference saw the participation of over 600 people and had 30 speakers from all over the European Union. The main topics approached were policy compliance in healthcare, Cloud and cybersecurity, and smart healthcare.

ENISA’s experts in network and information security moderated some very interesting discussion panels, such as cybersecurity for healthcare situational analysis and security of medical devices.

Under the motto "cybersecurity is a shared responsibility", ENISA and EU hospitals representatives discussed about the implications of the NIS Directive. Another discussion topic was the way policy makers are supporting the sector by building capacity (through dedicated Health CSIRTs) and by investing in information sharing (creating dedicated healthcare Information Sharing and Analysis Centres).

With regard to network and information security, the Portuguese Ministry of Health presented their national approach towards cybersecurity for healthcare under the NIS Directive.

Medical device manufacturers were also engaged in a dialogue on security and safety as prerequisites in creating new devices and how the Internet of Things makes them vulnerable to cyber-attacks.

One day prior to the event, ENISA organized a workshop with representatives of some 40 Portuguese hospitals, aimed at raising awareness of the NIS Directive implementation and at collecting feedback on its current status.



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