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Increasing cyber security awareness

Dear Sir or Madam,

Most cyber attacks begin with some kind of phishing, i.e., an attempt to obtain confidential data by means of forged e-mails, for example. What can already be unpleasant in private life would be a disaster for medical care institutions. Read our interview to find out how employees in hospitals are currently being sensitized to the issue of IT security and how a research project is contributing to this.

Enjoy reading!
Anne Hofmann
Editorial team

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Topic of the Month: Sustainability
Interview: Cyber security
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Increasing cyber security awareness of hospital staff


Image: Screen showing the message that the files on the computer have been encrypted due to ransomware; Copyright: PantherMedia/Andriy Popov
Medical facilities are considered a critical infrastructure sector. Staff members must receive regular cyber security training to ensure proper IT infrastructure management and prevent shortfalls in medical care.
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