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Source: Federal Office for Information Security New BSI magazine published

Location Bonn Date 15.12.2020 The fact that the threat to IT security in the healthcare system is tense is proven by numerous incidents in recent months and years: hospitals had to go into emergency operation, millions of sensitive patient data were stolen or were publicly available on the Internet for longer periods of time. In addition, there are repeated reports about weak points in networked medical devices such as insulin pumps, patient monitors or ventilators. Their failure or manipulation by unauthorized third parties can have direct consequences for the health, life and limb of a patient in an emergency. The new issue of the BSI magazine is dedicated to the main topic of cyber security in the health care system and highlights current approaches of the BSI for more information security in this area. “The health care system in Germany is considered one of the best worldwide – also because it is digitized in many areas . Digital health care can make people’s lives easier, minimize long distances and waiting times and provide quick help in the event of illness or emergency. But all the advantages of eHealth are inconceivable without information security. Because digitization also increases the risk of IT security incidents and cyber attacks in the healthcare sector. A modern society cannot afford failures in this area, especially not in times of a pandemic. The BSI therefore assumes responsibility as a designer of secure digitization in the healthcare sector, ”explains BSI President Arne Schönbohm. Another topic of the new edition of the BSI magazine is the 30th anniversary of the BSI in 2021. The BSI has been providing support since January 1, 1991 State, business and society in dealing with IT threats and IT security risks and has developed into the central cyber security authority of the federal government and central body of the cyber security architecture in Germany. The BSI magazine appears twice a year in German and English. It is aimed at readers in the state, business and society and offers an overview of current challenges and solutions for more cyber security in Germany that is understandable even for technical laypeople. The current edition can be ordered free of charge from the BSI website (https://www.bsi.bund.de/BSI-Magazin) or downloaded as a PDF.Press contact: Federal Office for Information SecurityPostfach 20036353133 BonnTelephone: +49 228 99 9582 -5777 Fax: +49 228 99 9582-5455E-Mail: presse@bsi.bund.de

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