Protecting Vital Assets | Security Awareness Virtual Workshop 2021

Medical Data Cybersecurity Risks and the ASCLEPIOS Approach

On Friday June 11th, 2021, Secura organized the third edition of the ASCLEPIOS workshop, focused on improving the general awareness on the security and privacy of healthcare information.

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Within the ASCLEPIOS project, Secura is tasked with preparing and organizing periodic workshops focused on improving the general awareness on the security and privacy of healthcare information. The first of this workshop series took place as a physical event in the beginning of this year (January), in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Due to the international travel restrictions linked to the Corona virus pandemic, the second and third editions of the ASCLEPIOS workshop were switched to a virtual event.

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Some of the talks that enjoyed high popularity in the first workshops (e.g. GDPR or Threat Modeling in healthcare) were kept on the agenda, while on the other hand a special attention has been given to the ASCLEPIOS project itself and its practical demonstrators. All the demonstrator partners within ASCLEPIOS have participated with talks presenting the current status of their implementation, as well as the added value of their demonstrators.

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Next editions

Currently, Secura is considering another edition of the workshop for the end of 2021. The current situation and travel restrictions linked to COVID-19 will be constantly observed by Secura, in order to determine if the workshop can be hosted as a physical event, or the same virtual organization will be preferred. In any case, an announcement will be made in time regarding the type of the event.


While the setting of the second and third workshops was much different from the first one, the attendance rate and interest in the talks indicated a common topic: healthcare information security and privacy is a hot topic that needs to be understood and treated in a pro-active manner in order to minimize the risk and it all starts with individual awareness.


The agenda of this third workshop can be seen below, with all times in CEST.
ASCLEPIOS agenda 2021