Czech medical facilities have been hit by several cyber attacks in recent months. This is a very serious problem, not only during the coronavirus crisis, which raises further concerns and uncertainty in people. Moreover, the threat of such attacks is almost permanent today. Of course, information technology and its proper settings, security and use play a big role here. This is exactly what ICZ Group is now trying to help Czech medical facilities with.
The first opportunity, where not only hospital IT staff could draw new interesting and important information, was the Cyber Security in Medical Facilities webinar, which took place on Webex Trainings platform on Thursday, May 28, 2020. The webinar was led by ICZ Marketing Manager Petr Kubánek, who gradually gave the floor to three speakers. At the beginning of the webinar, Michal Opatřil, Business Consultant in the Healthcare Department, described a model hospital, its operation and possible problems, then followed by an outline of individual steps to ensure cyber security in the Healthcare environment by Ondřej Steiner, Head of the S.ICZ Technical Department. Finally, the Business Development Manager of the Infrastructure Department, Roman Kropáč, presented ICZ solution for protecting e-mails against zero-day attacks, which are one of the most common causes of these specific cyber security breaches.
At the Necessary Steps for Secure Healthcare seminar, X days after the cyber attacks on hospitals in Benešov, Brno, Ostrava and others, ICZ Group representatives presented similar lecture, however slightly more focused on building the right infrastructure of all involved IT elements as result of the lecture of the Infrastructure Department Implementation Manager Tomáš Baier. The event, which took place on Thursday 11 June 2020 under the auspices of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic and the Association of Regions of the Czech Republic and of which the ICZ Group was the main partner, was organized by TATE International s.r.o. In addition to our company, organizations such as NÚKIB (National Cyber and Information Security Authority), the Police of the Czech Republic, Benešov Hospital, Na Homolce Hospital and many others also presented at the Prague Congress Center.
We believe that education is one of the ways to secure healthcare, and so the employees of the Healthcare, Security and Infrastructure Departments will proceed and help through our products and services, so the Czech Healthcare System is able to resist further cyber attacks.