Cyber and information security
The Danish Health Data Authority coordinates and facilitates the joint effort to ensure cyber and information security in the Danish health sector.
With the rapid development of digitisation of the Danish healthcare system, cyber and in-formation security have simultaneous become increasingly important.
Healthcare must always take place under safe and secure conditions. As digital solutions become prevalent within our healthcare service, safe and secure conditions also include taking strong cyber and information security measures. Hence, in order to maintain the citizens’ trust in the Danish healthcare system, it is imperative to maintain a consistent and high level of cyber and information security.
Through our knowledge and expertise in cyber security, The Danish Health Data Authority works to keep Danish health data safe. We have a high-security system for storing and sharing data, and we make sure that our partners within hospitals, general practitioners and care homes have sufficient cyber security measures in place to ensure that data they receive is protected.
The Decentralized Cyber and Information Security Unit
The Decentralized Cyber and Information Security Unit is part of The Danish Health Data Authority. The unit is responsible for supporting the implementation of the Danish health sector’s cyber and information security strategy.
The unit is also responsible for collecting information and coordinating cyber and information security efforts across the health sector. This includes project management of analyses, co-ordination of warnings, production of guidelines and information materials and facilitation of knowledge sharing.
The Decentralized Cyber and Information Security Unit was established in 2018 as a result of the national cyber and information security strategy.
Security Analysis Centre for the health sector
The Danish government has decided to establish a Security Analysis Centre within the health sector based in The Danish Health Data Authority.
The Security Analysis Centre analyses incoming data in various ways and acts as the point of contact for the Security Operations Centres across the different areas of the health sector. The purpose of the Security Analysis Centre is to create even stronger communication lines between the actors in the health sector and thereby detect, avoid and react promptly to hostile attacks from cyber criminals.