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Overview

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.

Challenges

Do these challenges sound familiar?

Protecting large IT estates with specialist systems
Safeguarding sensitive patient data
Balancing information security and access to systems
Detecting and responding to breaches
Managing the security risks of Internet of Things devices
Identifying at-risk assets
£5.2m
average cost of data breaches in healthcare
87%
of healthcare organisations utilise IoT devices
€20m
maximum GDPR fine for an unreported breach

Key questions

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?

Compliance

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. 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.

A range of security assessment services
ThreatDetect MDR

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.

ThreatDetect™ 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.

Safeguarding King Edward VII Hospital's critical patient data

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Our Services

Our award-winning services

Redscan’s security services are designed to provide the vital assistance needed to make tangible improvements to your organisation’s cyber security posture.

ThreatDetect MDR

Managed Detection and Response

Award-winning support to rapidly detect and respond to the latest threats 24/7

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Assessment Services

Specialist engagements to uncover and address hidden cyber security risks

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Managed Security Services

Expert help to manage and monitor your choice of security technologies

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What our customers say

5/5 - based on 14 Reviews
“With so much organisational change, this is a time of incredible pressure on our small team. Partnering with Redscan is making it easier for us to address the security challenges of business consolidation.”
Head of IT Security
IPL Plastics
“If you want a solution where someone will look after you 24/7 and give you a very flexible, professional and agile service - you want Redscan.”
Lead IT Infrastructure Architect
Pizza Hut Restaurants
“Redscan staff are always on hand to provide swift, clear advice. They help us keep a constant eye on our network and respond quickly to incidents to ensure systems remain operational.”
IT Director
King Edward VII's Hospital
“I can offer a higher level of assurance at board level about our information security now. Redscan gives us a broader lens on a complex and changing environment.”
IT Director
ICG
"Redscan's cost effective service gives us peace of mind that we are doing all we can to protect our clients, our business, our staff, our counterparties and other partners."
Head of IT Infrastructure
TT International
“Faster incident alerting enables us to better understand what is going on in our network and react more quickly. From an advice side of things, it’s great to be able to talk to knowledgeable people and discuss solutions to help mitigate our security risks.”
Head of IT Security
IPL Plastics
“With Redscan, we are able to understand and quickly identify any threats. Redscan’s support gives us the freedom to feel more secure and be more productive.”  
Head of IT
Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement
“Redscan’s hands on approach identified security flaws that had previously been overlooked by other vendors.”  
Technical Operations Manager
Spread Betting Firm
“I definitely recommend ThreatDetect. It’s an incredible managed security service. By working in partnership with Redscan, we have significantly improved our operational resilience.”  
Head of Cyber Security
Specialist bank
“Thanks to Redscan we now have a solution that gives us the ability to monitor, isolate and eliminate threats across our IT infrastructure.”
Head of IT
King Edward VII's Hospital
“We have been very impressed by the quality of Redscan’s engagement, communication and reporting. We will not hesitate to use them for any future testing requirements.”      
Information Security Officer
White Oak (formerly LDF)
“The human factor is something I’m always looking for. This personal approach is something I noticed from my first engagement with Redscan and it is still true today. We have 30 locations worldwide and it is valuable to have a third party being proactive in identifying potential security issues.”
Head of IT
Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement
“Services like ThreatDetect are few and far between.”
Head of IT Infrastructure
TT International
“I value the fact that Redscan aggregates insight about the cyber-attacks it sees on other customers and retrospectively applies it to other organisations, so we all benefit from that knowledge.”  
Head of Cyber Security
Specialist bank

About us

Why choose Redscan?

  • A leading UK-based MDR company
  • Red and blue team CREST CSOC expertise
  • High-quality intelligence and actionable outcomes
  • Quick and hassle-free service deployment
  • An agnostic approach to technology selection
  • Avg. >9/10 customer satisfaction, 95% retention rate

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