Healthcare Cyber Exercises


JYVSECTEC as an enabler of healthcare cyber exercises

The cyber range provides a framework for simulating a wide range of different stages of patient care. The exercises take place in our RGCE environment, which is isolated from the internet. The cyber range enables:

Training in demanding cyber incidents that threaten patient safety

Training for large-scale cyber attacks on a hospital

Experiences and lessons learned from cyber attacks on medical devices

Testing of existing procedures, such as internal communication and information sharing in the event of an incident

Collaboration with other organizations in the field


What is included in the healthcare cyber range

Virtual hospitals, hospital equipment, social and health information systems and national common services have been modelled to the environment

Patient information systems

Medical records, referrals, prescriptions, laboratory results, imaging and hospital wards

Realistically modelled records

Personal data, addresses, banking, company and patient information, disease classifications, prescription drugs, drug pack sizes and reference values for laboratory results

Intensive care unit

In addition to virtual systems, a physical patient simulator and medical equipment such as a ventilator and a patient monitor

Integrated national services

Kanta, THL, Kela, pharmacies, prescription center and strong authentication service

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Benefits of cyber exercises

Competence development

Developing staff skills to detect and understand cyber threats in their own operating environment

Ensuring patient safety

Ensuring continuity of care by increasing resilience and identifying vulnerabilities

A Realistic experience

Participants get to experience how to respond to and defend against cyber attacks in the healthcare environment


Healthcare Cybersecurity Pilot Exercise

The Healthcare Cyber Range project designs and builds a cyber exercise environment, and develops activities and expertise based on its use to ensure patient safety and continuity of care related to digital healthcare services. The capabilities of healthcare actors to respond to cyber incidents will be tested in the healthcare cybersecurity pilot exercise in September 2021.


An approach based on real threats

Exercises are created to address current threats, considering the industry

The exercises bring you face to face with typical techniques, tactics and procedures used by criminals

The attacks exploit realistic vulnerabilities in information systems and networks in the digital healthcare environment

The exercise situations are designed according to the client's objectives and actual risks

A background story is created around the exercise to increase understanding of the current situation


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