Date: 24 November 2021
Time: 15:00 - 17:00 CEST
If the past year has taught us anything, it has to be that we need to protect the healthcare sector from cyberattacks. Between January and August 2021 alone, the CyberPeace Institute recorded 77 disruptive attacks on healthcare organizations, of which the majority resulted in operational disruptions to the sector. These have a direct human impact as people are unable to access healthcare services, a basic human right.
The Czech Republic, the CyberPeace Institute, and Microsoft are taking action. Together, we kick-started the ‘Protecting the Healthcare Sector from Cyber Harm’ project which, over a series of thematic workshops, brings together healthcare, cybersecurity, and regulatory experts to identify good practices needed to protect this vital infrastructure. We believe that this is a multistakeholder issue that requires the attention of government, industry and civil society actors in order to come up with truly global solutions.
From norms to international law, existing frameworks impose obligations on states to protect the healthcare sector and create prohibitions to not attack it. This event will explore challenges pertaining to, inter alia, accountability, state responsibility, due diligence, international human rights law, International Humanitarian Law, sovereignty and non-intervention as well as the use of force. It will explore existing initiatives and outcomes, including innovative recent ones such as the Oxford Process, with the aim of distilling good practices and recommendations, which we will endeavour to compile in a compendium to be published at the end of the workshop series.
We invite you to join us for an online discussion on November 24, 2021 at 15:00 – 17:00 CEST.
Please note that this event is by invitation only and will be governed by Chatham House Rules to ensure anonymity. We hope this will be an open discussion among experts in the community so that we can include tangible actions in our final Compendium.
More information will be provided in the coming days, including a dail-in link, which will be shared with you upon registration.
We hope you can join us.