Hackable Hospital Cybersecurity and Cyberterrorism Simulation


This half day pre-course will be delivered on Saturday 12 October, 8:30-12:30 at the EUSEM congress in Copenhagen.

Course Overview

In this half-day training course, participants will take on the roles of cybersecurity and disaster medicine experts, tasked with identifying cybersecurity vulnerabilities in a simulated hospital. After identifying these vulnerabilities, participants collaborate to devise measures to prevent cyberattacks and describe how the hospital disaster plan should be modified to address these hazards. The exercise utilizes the hospital cybersecurity simulator, www.hackablehospital.com, to ensure that participants derive maximum benefit from a highly interactive and enjoyable experience.

Course Objectives

The HackableHospital course is a simulation exercise for hospital disaster planning and cybersecurity. Its main objectives are:

1. Understand common types of cyber vulnerabilities that may lead to cyberterrorist attacks

2. Describe ways that hospitals can prevent cybersecurity attacks

3. Describe how hospitals can create a disaster plan to mitigate and respond to cybersecurity attacks.

For who

This course is suitable for Physicians, Nurses, Paramedics and Trainees.


Please register through your MyEUSEM account by clicking on the EUSEM Congress registration button. From the Pre-courses tab you can select the pre-courses you would like to join.

The costs for this course are
€ 220 for physicians
€ 150 for nurses, paramedics, trainees and students

08:30 – 08:30 Participants assemble in the conference room
08:35 – 09:00 Lesson on Cybersecurity – Jeffrey Franc
09:00 – 09:15 Review of the exercise agenda and time for questions about the exercise – Jeffrey Franc
09:15 – 09:30 Participants sent to small groups of 5 to 10 people. Groups review the exercise instructions together.
09:30-10:30 Simulation exercise. Participants attempt various strategies to show cyber-vulnerabilities in the simulated hospital web interface by connecting to the www.hackablehospital.com simulator and attempting to gain access to the hospital’s command and control infrastructure using any type of cyberattack. Facilitators move between the breakout rooms to assist groups that are having trouble and to challenge groups that are excelling.
10:45 – 11:15Break
11:15 – 11:45Groups present (1) a vulnerability they have discovered, (2) how it can be prevented, and (3) how the disaster plan should be modified for mitigation.

11:45 – 12:15

12:15 – 12:30Closing