Cybersecure Health Tech Forum, Helsinki

What are the cybersecurity requirements in health tech and how to ensure compliance? Join a free educational seminar targeted at health tech startups and growth companies to better understand and learn about needed countermeasures, brought to you by top experts.

The Cybersecure Health Tech Forum will be organized as an official side event of the Radical Health Festival in cooperation with Vertical Innovation Consultancy. The event is free of charge and does not require a ticket to the Radical Health Festival, but a separate registration is needed as there is a limited number of seats available.

Time: 21 May, 2024, at 14:00-17:30

Place: Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre (Messukeskus). Conference center room 207 (Kokoussiipi 207)


Key Points

  1. Threat Landscape: Cybercriminals target patient data, credit card information, and business secrets. Network traffic poses a significant risk, but physical security for medical devices in public places is equally crucial. Mobile apps accompanying these devices introduce new attack vectors.
  2. Data Breach Preparedness: Being proactive is essential. Embedding risk analysis and user education throughout the product development process helps prevent data breaches.
  3. Regulatory Compliance: The recently enforced EU Cybersecurity Act (January 2024) introduces new regulations. Existing regulations like the Medical Device Regulation (MDR) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) play vital roles. Additionally, upcoming regulations such as the Artificial Intelligence Act, the European Health Data Space Regulation, and the Data Act will impact medical devices’ cybersecurity requirements.
  4. Industry Standards: Beyond regulations, adhering to industry standards is crucial. Healthcare providers and pharmaceutical companies often require vendors to comply with specific standards.
  5. Challenges and Solutions: The fragmented regulatory landscape outside the EU poses challenges. A data breach or non-compliance can be catastrophic, especially for smaller businesses. To address these issues, [Your Company Name] proudly offers a free educational seminar and workshop.


14:00 Doors open, coffee served.

14:15 Welcome Opening remarks – Petteri Järvinen

14:30 Keynotes on Cybersecurity in Health Peter Sund, CEO, Finnish Information Security Cluster ry

Vasileios Mingos, European Operations Director, Health-ISAC

The keynote session aims to drill down the view on cybersecurity from a wider societal aspect – bringing insights from policy to practices, from industry-agnostic strategies to health-specific topics. We will also take a look at cybersecurity not just on a national level, but also globally with examples of recent incidents. These illustrate the types of threats that exist in the health industry as digitalization expands risks on security. But could they be turned into opportunities for health tech?

15:45 Break, sandwiches served.

16:15 Cybersecurity requirements for health tech – panel discussion

  • Mikko Rotonen, Information Management Director, HUS
  • Sammeli Liikkanen, Director of Digital Medicine, Orion Pharma
  • Tuomas Granlund, RegOps Development Director, Solita Health

17:00 Closing remarks, networking

17:30 End of event

During the event, you will learn how to meet the cyber security requirements of public and private healthcare providers and health corporations to help companies build their business and ensure compatibility with their clients.

Source: Vertical