Cyber Security in Healthcare
As a leader within the healthcare industry, you will already be aware of the damage caused by cyber-attacks on organisations within your sector. The WannaCry attack on the UK’s National Health Service in 2017 caused widespread disruption and there have been many other incidents affecting healthcare providers since.
With the scale and sophistication of cybercrime increasing, attacks on hospitals, health trusts, GP practices and other healthcare bodies have the potential to lead to the loss of sensitive patient data and disrupt the provision of vital services. Digital transformation in the sector, including the growing adoption of IoT and interconnected technologies, is only making it more of an imperative for healthcare companies to respond proactively to the latest cyber security threats. Read on to learn how Redscan can help your organisation to address these challenges.
Do these challenges sound familiar?
Key security questions
for healthcare providers
- How will services be affected in the event of a cyber incident?
- Is the personal data of patients suitably protected?
- Are networks and applications regularly tested for vulnerabilities?
- Are suitable controls in place to detect and respond to breaches?
- How are NHS security risks in the supply chain managed?
- Are systems backed up to avoid data loss in the event of ransomware?
Cyber security compliance in healthcare
At Redscan, our experience of working with organisations across the NHS and private healthcare sector means that we better understand the security challenges your organisation faces and how to deliver solutions that address them. Whether you’re a private healthcare organisation or a trust looking into its NHS information governance requirements, we are well placed to assist. We can help you enhance your data and information security to the level required to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation, the Data Protection Act 2018 and the NHS DSP Toolkit/NDG Data Security Standards.
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NHS security assessments
Specialist healthcare security assessments that avoid operational disruption
As a CREST accredited provider of security assessment services, Redscan can help you to review and enhance your organisation’s cyber security posture in a way that won’t risk disrupting critical medical devices.
Our proprietary asset discovery system captures and analyses network metadata to reliably identify known and unknown devices, thereby enabling internal and external vulnerability assessments and penetration testing to be performed safely.
Detailed post assessment reports categorise risks and supply actionable remediation advice to help address any vulnerabilities identified. Reports can be customised and used to demonstrate compliance with the latest regulations and standards. This includes NDG Standard 9, which requires organisations within the NHS to undertake pen testing at least once annually.
NHS security monitoring
Swiftly detect and respond to healthcare data breaches
With so many access points, users and devices to protect, it’s inevitable that a persistent attacker will eventually find a way to bypass your organisation’s defences. This makes it imperative to detect and respond to malicious activity before any damage and disruption can be inflicted.
Kroll Responder is an outcome-focused Managed Detection and Response service that supplies the people, technology and cyberoffensive intelligence required to proactively hunt for threats and shut them down. Employee workstations, network equipment and clinical devices can all be monitored as part of the service, which also offers automated response actions to contain and disrupt attacks before they spread.
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