May, 24th, 2023, London, UK – The International Congress for Health Specialties (ICHS) and odix announced today a strategic collaboration to increase cyber awareness in the healthcare sector.
The healthcare sector is one of the most targeted industries for cyber-attacks since the late 80s. Many threat actors who are specialized in healthcare facilities, equipment, protocols, and vulnerabilities, are exploiting the lack of resources and budget allocations, which are commonly the consequences of long-time digital neglection by authorities, governmental agencies, and higher management with insufficient consciousness for cybersecurity threat risk management.
The ICHS serves as an international platform to inspire medical and healthcare professionals where cybersecurity is one of the topics it sees as crucial and fundamental to its future.
odix, an established cyber security company that provides unique malware prevention solutions based on patented Content Disarm and Reconstruction (TrueCDR™) technology will contribute its part with professional content to the ICHS community members
The collaboration will include joint activities designed to enhance the level of knowledge and cyber education across healthcare organizations of all sizes and provide them with knowledge, tools, and best practices. Dr. Oren Eytan, odix’s Founder & CEO, and the former Head of the IDF’s CyberSecurity Unit was elected to act as a member of ICHS’s International Advisory Board, responsible for advising ICHS on cybersecurity-related topics.
The initially planned activities include lectures and presentations to relevant healthcare technical and nontechnical staff, the release of customized collaterals such as eBooks, articles, and the publication of material relevant to the challenges of the healthcare sector by threat actors.
Amb. Dr. Abdulsalam Al Madani, Chairman of ICHS comments “The digital transformation in healthcare has brought enormous benefits, including faster and enhanced efficiency in medical treatments, improved patient outcomes, and reduced costs. However, this digital transformation has also increased the risk of cyber threats, making healthcare organizations more vulnerable than ever before. We are excited to bring such initiatives to increase the awareness and security posture of healthcare facilities around the world”
Dr. Eytan, adds: “We are thrilled to collaborate with ICHS and contribute odix’s knowhow and expertise to the benefit of the healthcare community and patients alike”.
The International Congress for Health Specialties – ICHS, is headquartered in the United Kingdom and is recognized as an international platform to inspire medical and healthcare professionals from over 438 different specialties and subspecialties to provide solutions to today’s most pressing challenges in the medical and healthcare fields through advancing continuing medical education, continuing professional development, research, innovation, and excellence in healthcare for all communities around the world.
ICHS is the collective global effort of experts and professionals who aspire to contribute and commit to community service for the sole purpose of helping humankind across all regions of the globe without any bias toward race, religion, ethnicity, or location. To learn more about ICHS, visit ichs.uk
odix, an established cyber security leader in Content Disarm and Reconstruction (CDR) Technology that provides preventative cybersecurity solutions to enterprises of all sizes. odix’s technology prevents the insertion of malware into organizational networks by removing all malicious code from a wide range of file types.
Uniquely, odix protects files from unknown attacks, where legacy solutions fall short.
odix solutions are trusted by enterprises in diverse sectors such as industrial, finance, insurance, government, and others. odix operates from its headquarters in Israel and regional offices in USA and Europe.
To learn more about odix visit odi-x.com.