“When Victorians find themselves in hospital the last thing we want them to have to worry about is technology breaking down due to cyberattacks – all we want them to worry about is getting better.”
“This project is about using the latest technology to keep our hospitals safe from malicious threats from hackers.”
Victoria’s Western Health will trial 400 Cyber-Nexus ‘anti-hacking’ devices at its hospitals, as part of what the state government said will be a world-first pilot.
Western Health manages Footscray Hospital, Sunshine Hospital, Williamstown Hospital and Sunbury Day Hospital, as well as a number of community-based health services.
The Cyber-Nexus is developed by Israeli company Bio-Nexus and is designed to securely connect medical equipment to hospital networks. Bio-Nexus says the device can reduce the risk posed by medical systems that rely on out-of-date software or unencrypted communication.
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