Healthcare Cyber Range (HCCR)

The HCCR project increases both public and private healthcare actors’ resilience, enhances their possibilities to detect vulnerabilities in their own operations and systems, develops capabilities to detect and evade cyber threats, and creates requisites to develop actors’ personnel competencies.

The project’s development target is to secure continuity in patient safety and care in the context of digital healthcare.

The above-mentioned will be made possible by developing healthcare actors’ competencies through cyber training and education. To achieve this, HCCR project extends the existing Realistic Global Cyber Environment (RGCE) to the Healthcare sector, focusing on modelling healthcare systems and processes.

The Healthcare Cyber Range project comprises two subprojects: an investment project and a parallel development project.

The results of the development project will be:

  • Cyber-security exercises for healthcare domain have been developed and tested in a pilot exercise.
  • Cyber security skills and processes for healthcare actors are developed based on requirements and planned approaches.
  • Cyber security skills, awareness and cooperation related to healthcare have been developed through national and international co-operation.

The result of the investment project will be:

The utilization of the Healthcare Cyber Range enabling the digital environment for healthcare is explored and developed in a dynamically changing field of operation.

Project impact

As for the impact of the project based on the developed Healthcare Cyber Range environment and its sophisticated level of expertise, the actors will have improved their capabilities to meet the constantly changing cybersecurity requirements.

Through the integration of cyber security expertise into the activities and quality assurance of healthcare operators and industry players, the continuity and development of the activities started during the project will be ensured.

With cybersecurity exercises and training activities in the healthcare sector, the related competence of persons involved is increased in the short and long run. As the result of improved expertise, awareness and cooperation, the national skills level will increase strengthening Finland’s position as a centre of expertise in healthcare-related cyber security. The development and expansion of international co-operation networks will allow quantitative and qualitative development of R&D and business operations in the sector. 


1/2019 – 12/2021

Funding program

European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Leverage from the EU


JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Information Technology (project coordinator) in collaboration with School of Health and Social Studies

Healthcare actors

  • Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (Helsingin ja Uudenmaan sairaanhoitopiiri) HUS
  • Central Finland Health Care District (Keski-Suomen sairaanhoitopiiri) KSSHP
  • Päijät-Häme Joint Authority for Health and Wellbeing (Päijät-Hämeen hyvinvointiyhtymä) PHHYKY
  • Tampere University Hospital (Tampereen yliopistollinen sairaala) TAYS
  • Primary Health Care Business Establishment Saarikka

Private business actors

  • Huld Oy
  • DigiFinland Oy
  • Telia Finland Oyj

Authorities and government agencies

  • National Emergency Supply Agency (Huoltovarmuuskeskus) NESA
  • Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kansaneläkelaitos) KELA
  • TRAFICOM/ National Cyber Security Centre (Liikenne- ja viestintävirasto Traficomin Kyberturvallisuuskeskus) NCSC-FI
  • Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos, THL)

Other members and actors

  • Private healthcare providers, both national and international
  • Healthcare and cyber security authorities and agencies
  • Research institutes, universities and other healthcare actors in Finland and abroad
  • Healthcare or cyber security related international co-operation networks
  • Related healthcare or cyber security R&D programs

Project publication:

Modelling Medical Devices with Honeypots

Model for Cyber Security Information Sharing in Healthcare Sector

One-Pixel Attacks Against Medical Imaging: A Conceptual Framework

Color-Optimized One-Pixel Attack Against Digital Pathology Images

Download: Healthcare Cyber Range booklet

Euroopan aluekehitysrahasto  Kestävää kasvua ja työtä -ohjelma  Pirkanmaan liittoHuldHUS Helsingin yliopistollinen sairaalaHuoltovarmuuskeskusKansaneläkelaitosKeski-Suomen sairaanhoitopiiriPäijät-Hämeen hyvinvointiyhtymäSaarikkaTampereen yliopistollinen sairaalaTeliaTHLKyberturvallisuuskeskus

Elina Suni

Project Manager
JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Information Technology

elina.suni(at), p. +358406495054