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H2020 Synergy
Via this joint newsletter we would like to introduce you our impactful projects, our activities and targets.
Collaboration aim

The aim of this synergy strategy is to increase the collaboration between relevant projects, in the field of cybersecurity in the health sector. It will identify common problems, discuss on methodologies, toolkit and solutions that each project develops to assess and reduce cyber risks in hospitals and care centres to protect privacy, data, and infrastructures and establish a joint task force for integrating the knowledge generated from each project and exchanging ideas.

The aim of this synergy is double. First, we would like to share data between relevant EU projects in order to exchange knowledge on the cybersecurity in the health sector. All the projects are cybersecurity oriented, so it would be useful to observe each methodology to improve any necessary aspect. Secondly, we aim to establish synergies with other projects so as to exchange ideas about future expoitation suggestions. The sustainability impact of the project is highly essential, and it is better, if we collaborate with other EU projects to find and propose effective measures to sustain their usage.

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Meet H2020 Synergy's projects

Advanced Secure Cloud Encrypted Platform for Internationally Orchestrated Solutions in Healthcare

The vision of ASCLEPIOS is to maximize and fortify the trust of users on cloud-based healthcare services by developing mechanisms for protecting both corporate and personal sensitive data. While researchers have developed many theoretical models that could enhance the security level of healthcare services, only a rudimentary set of techniques are currently in use. ASCLEPIOS is exploiting this gap by using by utilizing several modern cryptographic approaches to build a cloud-based eHealth framework that protects users’ privacy and prevents both internal and external attacks.

ASCLEPIOS offers the ability to users to verify the integrity of their medical devices before receiving them while receiving simultaneously certain guarantees about the trustworthiness of their cloud service provider. Furthermore, ASCLEPIOS offers a novel solution through which healthcare practitioners and medical researchers are able to calculate statistics on medical data in a privacy-preserving way. Finally, various activities will be organized by the project to raise awareness in the healthcare industry. All these results will be shown by three demonstrators provided by ASCLEPIOS healthcare partners, involving three leading European hospitals.


The vision of CUREX is to safeguard patient privacy and increase their trust in the currently vulnerable critical healthcare information infrastructures, especially in cases where data is exchanged among healthcare stakeholders within any business, operational and systemic cross-border environment. By leveraging novel methods on ontological health data modelling, vulnerability discovery, threat intelligence, cybersecurity, and privacy risk assessment methodologies, and state-of-the art in blockchain technologies for health data, CUREX aims at enabling secure and authorized sensitive health data exchange. CUREX will achieve its objectives by empowering healthcare institutions to efficiently, accurately and effectively assess and address their cybersecurity and privacy risks associated with health data exchange and enhance their cybersecurity and privacy awareness among the organization personnel. By capitalizing on technologies developed for the well-known H2020 project MyHealthMyData (MHMD), CUREX will offer a secure-by-design business network based on the MHMD blockchain technologies and software that will provide accountability and auditability functionalities that will increase trust among hospitals and care centres. CUREX will provide GDPR-compliant tools and applications targeted towards healthcare professionals and individuals, offering a secure and private-by-design environment to access and exchange data. Compliance with GDPR will be achieved in various ways including subject consent, access control, and purpose of data use, time, and storage limitation. Using CUREX’s outcomes, EU citizens will experience the same level of healthcare services in EU member states with confidence that their data is protected from a wide variety of commodity as well as advanced cybersecurity and privacy threats.

CUREX Platform will deliver trust-enhancing, secure, and private-by-design systems and applications by delivering specific results based on a set of measurable objectives.


Novel artificial intelligence (AI) platform, to integrate local AI globally without the need for any transfer of primary medical data

The digital revolution, in particular big data and artificial intelligence (AI), offers new opportunities to transform healthcare. However, it also harbors risks to the safety of sensitive clinical data stored in critical healthcare ICT infrastructure. In particular, data exchange over the internet is perceived insurmountable, posing a roadblock hampering big data based medical innovations.

With FeatureCloud, we chair a pan-European transformative AI development project, which implements a software toolkit for substantially reducing cyber risks to healthcare infrastructure by employing the world-wide first privacy-by-architecture approach, which has two key characteristics: (1) no sensitive data is sent through any communication channels, and (2) data is not stored in one central point of attack.


PANACEAresearch delivers a complete cybersecurity toolkit providing a holistic approach for Health Care Institutions made up of a combination of technical (SW platforms for dynamic risk assessment, secure information sharing & security-by-design) and non-technical (procedures, governance models, people behaviour tools) elements.

PANACEA will deliver a Dynamic Risk Management Platform, with assessment and penetration tests that support information sharing across organisational boundaries. Data will be collected not only from local IT structures but also from remote infrastructures and from IoT devices based on Secure Information Sharing Platform (SISP).

PANACEA will thus help the healthcare sector respond more swiftly to the risks of a complex and multi-faceted threat landscape while fostering positive behavioural changes. 


Integrated cyber-physical security for health services SAFEguard of Critical health infrastructuRE

The aim of SAFECARE is to provide solutions that will improve physical and cyber security in a seamless and cost-effective way. Thereby, it promotes new technologies and novel approaches to enhance threat prevention, threat detection, incident response and mitigation of impacts. Over the course of 36 months, SAFECARE will design, test, validate and demonstrate 13 innovative elements optimizing the protection of critical infrastructure under operational conditions.

Bringing together the most advanced technologies from the physical and cyber security spheres, SAFECARE aims to deliver high-quality, innovative and cost-effective solutions in system security. These solutions focus on mitigating cyber-physical threats and incidents and their interconnections and potential cascading effects. Focusing on health services infrastructure, SAFECARE will work towards creating a global protection system, which will cover threat prevention, detection, response and mitigation of impacts across infrastructures, populations and environments.


SPHINX aims to introduce a health tailored Universal Cyber Security Toolkit.

SPHINX aims to introduce a Universal Cyber Security Toolkit, thus enhancing the cyber protection of Health IT Ecosystem and ensuring the patient data privacy and integrity. It will also provide an automated zero-touch device and service verification toolkit that will be easily adapted or embedded on existing, medical, clinical or health available infrastructures.

The SPHINX Toolkit will be validated through pan-European demonstrations in three different scenarios at different countries (Romania, Portugal and Greece). Hospitals, care centres and device manufacturers participating in the project’s pilots will deploy and evaluate the solution at business as usual and emergency situations across various use case scenarios.

H2020 Synergy Activities

Organised by: PANACEA
28-29 May 2019, Rome


Organised by: SPHINX
10 July 2019, Brussels 
On these two workshops representatives of relevant EU funded projects have been participated to present to the wider public their projects and its scopeexchange knowledge and information regarding cybersecurity in the health sector, discuss and observe the different approaches and create a common repository of use-cases, where each project can test its strengths against the other solutions and perhaps help design better features.  

Members of the synergy will be also present to the upcoming events! Εven more events, workshops and activities are coming to the next future. So, stay tuned!
Organised by: SAFECARE
18 September 2019, Leuven

Organised by: CUREX
14 October 2019, Thessaloniki
This synergy is comprised of projects funded by H2020 programme focusing on cybersecurity in the health sector.
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