Published: 29-03-2021 15:20 | Updated: 29-03-2021 15:27

Human-Centric Cyber Hygiene in Healthcare: a CUREX online workshop

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As one of two partners from KI in the CUREX project, LIME/HIC invites you to a workshop on Cyber Hygiene, and especially on the human aspects related to raising the cybersecurity and data privacy awareness of the workforce in the healthcare sector.

Experts from the contributing H2020 projects will present real-life results and lessons learned from healthcare end-users in the context of their EU-funded research (CUREX, ASCLEPIOS, Panacea, ProTego, and SPHINX).


When: Thursday April 15, 2021 at 14:00 CEST.

Register: The workshop is free but registration is required at


The workshop is co-organized by the CUREX *PANACEAProTegoASCLEPIOS, and SPHINX projects.

What is CUREX*?

CUREX is a three-year research and innovation project funded under Horizon2020 by the European Union, ending at the end of 2021.

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.

Project Coordinator

University of Piraeus, Systems Security Laboratory, Department of Digital Systems

Partners from Karolinska Institutet

Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Health Informatics Centre (HIC)

Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society

Contacts at HIC

Sabine KochSokratis NifakosStefano Bonacina