During the last 12 months, Europe came across an unprecedented number of cyber-attacks in terms of their global scale, impact on business sector and rate of spread. Characteristically, the May’s 2017 attack in England’s National Health Service (NHS) demonstrated in the most flashing way the vulnerabilities of information systems (IS) in any possible way. Healthcare organizations are some of the most-trusted entities holding the most sensitive information about patients: name, date and place of birth, medical records, social security details. Suffering from many flaws (low budget, lack of IT organization, excessive use of legacy systems), healthcare actors have become easy targets for hackers, facing more and more pressure and threats from them. These issues range from malware that compromises the integrity of systems and privacy of patients to distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.
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