doi:10.3849/1802-7199

THE CYBERSECURITY OF HEALTHCARE

The Case of the Benešov Hospital Hit by Ryuk Ransomware, and Lessons Learned

Ondřej FILIPEC, David PLÁŠIL

This article is dealing mainly with cybersecurity of healthcare with a special emphasis on the Benešov hospital (Czech Republic), which was hit by the Ryuk ransomware virus. The case shows that even a well-managed middle-size hospital with a relatively good level of cybersecurity might be significantly hit by the attack. The article first explores the general context of cybersecurity of healthcare with reference to the forms of cyber-attacks involving ransomware and then explores the case of the Benešov hospital (Hospital of Rudolf and Stefanie). The main aim of this article is to derive lessons learned from the case, which might be well used for the management of further incidents of similar nature, which is increasingly important at the times of fight with COVID-19 infection creating new pressure on the system.

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Acknowledgements

This article has been written under the grant scheme of Jean Monnet Network Project 611293-EPP-1-2019-1-CZ-EPPJMO-NETWORK „European Union and the Challenges of Modern Society (legal issues of digitalization, robotization, cyber security and prevention of hybrid threats)“ awarded in 2019 to the Faculty of Law, Palacký University in Olomouc.

Keywords

Cybersecurity; Healthcare; Hospitals; Ransomware.


Title in English:

THE CYBERSECURITY OF HEALTHCARE
The Case of the Benešov Hospital Hit by Ryuk Ransomware, and Lessons Learned

Title in Czech:

KYBERNETICKÁ BEZPEČNOST VE ZDRAVOTNICTVÍ
Poučení z případu benešovské nemocnice napadené ransomwarem Ryuk

Type:

Article

Author(s):

Ondřej FILIPEC, David PLÁŠIL

Language:

English

Abstract:

English/Czech

Journal:

Obrana a strategie

Publisher:

University of Defence

ISSN:

ISSN 1214-6463 (print) and ISSN 1802-7199 (online)

DOI:

10.3849/1802-7199.21.2021.01.027-052

Issue:

Volume 21, Number 1 (June 2021)

Pages:

027-052

Received:

17.09.2020

Accepted:

01.04.2021

Published online:

20.06.2021

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