The healthcare sector has undergone dramatic changes in the past several years

Funding source:

EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program


2020 – September 2023

The healthcare sector has undergone dramatic changes in the past several years, primarily spurred by the adoption of new medical technology including IoT, Cloud Computing, and Big Data. Beginning with the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) and continuing into the increased use of medical applications, patient portals, connected devices, and wearables, the healthcare sector has been capitalizing on digital advancements to improve overall patient experiences and outcomes. The increasing interconnection of technology in healthcare between devices at the physical and cyber levels has transformed these infrastructures into large Health Care Information Infrastructures (HCIIs). Such HCIIs are considered critical and sensitive due to their importance for people’s well-being and safety

AI4HEALTHSEC proposes a state-of-the-art solution that improves the detection and analysis of cyber-attacks and threats on HCIIs, and increases the knowledge on the current cyber security and privacy risks. Additionally, AI4HEALTHSEC builds risk awareness, within the digital Healthcare ecosystem and among the involved Health operators, to enhance their insight into their Healthcare ICT infrastructures and provides them with capability to react in case of security and privacy breaches. Last but not least, AI4HEALTHSEC fosters the exchange of reliable and trusted incident-related information among ICT systems and entities composing the HCIIs without revealing sensitive corporate details.