Minister of State Gavin Jennings

“This world-first trial will not only help protect our hospitals and patients from malicious cyber hackers – it further cements our reputation as Australia’s cyber security hub.”

“This trial will use the latest cutting-edge technology to fight cyber threats and keep our hospitals safe.”

A cutting-edge cybersecurity device designed to protect medical equipment from being controlled or knocked offline by hackers will be trialled in Victoria in a world-first pilot.
Melbourne’s Western Health will connect 400 of the Cyber-Nexus anti-hacking gadgets developed by Israeli firm Bio-Nexus to vulnerable medical devices to protect the IT infrastructure from infiltration and safeguard patient safety. The six-month trial will secure medical equipment such as heart rate monitors and intravenous pumps, the state’s Minister for Health Jill Hennessy said.

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