SPHINX - A Universal Cyber Security Toolkit for Health-Care Industry

The H2020 SPHINX project aims to introduce a health tailored Universal Cyber Security Toolkit, thus enhancing the cyber protection of the Health and care IT Ecosystem and ensuring patient data privacy and integrity.

Hospitals and care centres store and exchange large amounts of sensitive patient data, so they are prime targets for cyber criminals. Since 2016 the published number of health records to have been stolen has been over 2.5 Million, this could be much higher. This varies from inside job attacks, poor security and hacking. At the same time medical devices and wearables collecting personal data, become more sophisticated and connected and the use of smartphones makes the whole health system more vulnerable. The health system has to face advances persistent threats such as Ransomware, Human Threats, DdoS, Lost Info, active attacks and much more. SPHINX aims to introduce a health tailored Universal Cyber Security Toolkit, thus enhancing the cyber protection of the Health and care IT Ecosystem and ensuring patient data privacy and integrity.

The Coordinator is the National Technical University of Athens NTUA and the rest of partners are: Technological Educational Institute of CRETE, Intracom SA Telecom Solutions, 5 Ygionomiki Periferia Thessalias & Stereas Elladas, Konnekt-able, FINT Future Intelligence Limited, VILABS (CY) Ltd, TECNALIA, Tech Inspire LTD, SIVECO ROMANIA SA, Polaris Medical Clinica de Tratament si Recuperare, AIDEAS OU, PDM E FC LDA EDGENEERING, LDA, Imprensa Nacional – Casa da Moeda, Hospital do Espirito Santo Evora and Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

TECNALIA will be researching on the provision of a Blockchain Threats registry solution that will enable the required auditing mechanism for security assurance and liability.

TECNALIA is a reference in Blockchain technology and forms part of the world's main alliances, such as the EEA (Enterprise Ethereum Alliance) or Hyperledger (The Linux Foundation). At a national level, TECNALIA is leading the Alastria Industry 4.0 hub and holds the Vice-Presidency of the AMETIC Blockchain Commission. It also has the first Industrial Blockchain Laboratory, with pioneering facilities in Europe, which allow companies to: know about success stories, gain experience and test technological solutions and business models for their subsequent implementation.

SPHINX action kick off meeting, took place on the 17th and 18th of January 2019 in National Technical University of Athens premises, where all the partners participated to establish the bases, objectives and technical challenges of the project.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 826183

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