The growing complexity of the digital ecosystem in combination with increasing global risks entail the danger that enforcing cybersecurity may bypass other fundamental values like equality, fairness of privacy, whereas downplaying cybersecurity would undermine citizens’ trust and confidence in the digital infrastructure. This general problem is of particular relevance for the healthcare sector, where digitalization is strongly pushed for increasing the efficiency of the system. Many information and communication technology (ICT) applications in the health system work with sensitive personal data. Some particular services whose operation relies on information and communication technology (ICT) may have immediate and even fatal consequences for individuals if their cybersecurity has been compromised (e.g., life-sustaining systems in intensive care units). In our workshop, we aim to create a comprehensive overview on cybersecurity issues in healthcare and their ethical, legal and social consequences.

Speakers include

  • Bonnie Kaplan, Yale Center for Medical Informatics & Yale Interdisciplinary Bioethics Center, USA
  • Mary Moe, Forskningsgruppe for informasjonssikkerhet, Trondheim, Norway
  • Bart Preneel, COSIC research group, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • Bernd Carsten Stahl, Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility, De Montfort University, UK
  • Mariarosaria Taddeo, Oxford Internet Institute, UK

A more detailed program will follow in January 2017.

2017/06/12–14: CANVAS Workshop at Brocher Foundation Geneva – Cybersecurity Challenges in Healthcare – Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects