ECHO Cyber-Skills Framework as a Cyber-Skills Education and Training Tool in Health and Medical Tourism


  • Jyri Rajamäki Laurea University of Applied Sciences
  • Eleonora Beltempo
  • Jussi Karvonen



ECHO Project, Cyber-skills framework, Cybersecurity, Health and medical tourism


The ECHO Horizon 2020 Project develops a European cybersecurity ecosystem. One of its assets is the ECHO Cyber-Skills Framework (ECSF). This work in progress paper aims to improve cybersecurity education and training in the healthcare industry including health and medical tourism. First, this paper finds out how ECSF will benefit the healthcare sector regarding cyber-skills and awareness in order to create a more secure information technology (IT) environment when it comes to healthcare. Based on these findings, the paper proposes a strategy to adopt ECSF in order to improve the existing state of IT security and increase worker and management awareness and understanding. Finally, the paper looks at ECSF’s possibilities to be a tool for education and training in health and medical tourism.