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Japan's Fujitsu inks agreement with Spain to advance regional healthcare cybersecurity ecosystem

15 November 2023 | News

To promote strategies and actions around socio-health cybersecurity in Andalusia, Spain

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Japanese firm Fujitsu has signed a General Action Protocol with the Regional Government of Andalusia, Spain to establish a framework for collaboration and institutional cooperation, with the ambition to establish Malaga as a centre of knowledge on cybersecurity in the field of healthcare and, in particular, the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) at a national and international level.

Fujitsu will work with the Government of Andalusia to promote new initiatives in the healthcare sector from the Andalusian Cybersecurity Centre, based in Malaga, which promotes the design and creation of sophisticated strategies and practices to structure action plans in the Andalusian social and healthcare environment.

The Centre focuses on measures that deliver a positive social impact, enriching the productive fabric, entrepreneurship, attracting investment, increasing the region's capabilities and generating and retaining talent.

Under the agreement, Fujitsu will be provided with devices and applications for the provision of socio-health services for ethical hacking and simulations, working to identify and assess vulnerabilities and potential cyber risks in local healthcare systems. In addition, to nurture and retain security professionals, the project partners plan to partner with the University of Malaga to provide training and certification programmes for students in the security field, as well as training courses for medical students.

For the government, this initiative represents a further step towards addressing the challenges, objectives, and lines of action envisaged by the Governing Council of the Andalusian Cybersecurity Strategy 2022-2025, the main objective of which is to position Andalusia as a national and international benchmark in cybersecurity and to implement development measures in this field. 

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