Expected Impact

SPHINX project envisages to contribute to the expected impacts set out in the H2020 work programme ‘Toolkit for assessing and reducing cyber risks in hospitals and care centres to protect privacy/data/infrastructures’. It will deliver an IT solution that will be tested and demonstrated in three different scenarios at different countries (Romania, Portugal and Greece) aiming to:

  • improve the security of Health and Care services, data and infrastructures. In the post-SPHINX era, citizens (patients, users) will get a comprehensible insight view of how cyber security works, what vulnerabilities may exist, and how to better manage cyber security threats.
  • reduce the risk of data privacy breaches caused by cyberattacks. It will minimise the exposure to security risks/threats of health infrastructures (e.g. hospitals) and it will help patients to successfully respond to relevant incidents. SPHINX will increase the system availability during cyber-attacks and decrease the hours for system recovery after a successful cyber-attack, both for core operations and non-critical operations.
  • increase patient trust and safety. It will increase the health system availability during cyber-attacks, it will increase the IT infrastructure remaining under normal operation during cyber-attacks and, it will minimise the time for system recovery after a successful cyber-attack (due e.g. risk-prone human behaviour), after the initiation of the attack.