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SPHINX Use Cases

SPHINX project adopts five application scenarios embracing today’s growing digitisation of healthcare information and service delivery and its associated security challenges. The scenarios consist of the growing digitization of Healthcare, the eHealth services, the remote patient monitoring, the exchange of healthcare information and the cross-border healthcare delivery.

In the specific context of SPHINX Platform development and pilot testing, these application scenarios feature 16 uses cases that describe a set of cyber incidents. Through the use cases classification, the project aims to better understand how threats, risks and vulnerabilities are manifested, as well as how prevention, recovery and mitigation actions can be improved. What is more, the defined use cases facilitate the understanding of the added-value of SPHINX in relevant situations, allowing for the clarification of the benefits and positive impact brought by SPHINX.

Below the use cases are enlisted; click on the title to access more information about the specific use case, the expected impacts of each attack and the SPHINX role and added-value on mitigating it.

Attacking Obsolete Operating Systems in Hospital
Hijacking Access to National Healthcare Databases

Rootkit Malware Attack in a Cancer Treatment Institute
Theft of Health Data by Exploiting Vulnerable Software

Tampering with Medical Devices
Ransomware Attack to Healthcare Data

Distributed Denial-of-Service Attack in Regional Hospital
Compromising Health Services through Cryptocurrency Mining

Compromised BYOD Enables Stealing of Patient Data
Taking Control of Connected Medical Devices

Intrusion in the Clinical Centre’s Wireless Network
Hacking Health IT Systems

Exploiting Remote Patient Monitoring Services
Zero Day Attack to eHealth Services

Theft of Hospital Equipment
Intercepting Cross-border Healthcare Data Exchange