Healthcare Cyber Security

Enforce policy, ensure auditability, and protect medical devices

The threat landscape

Protecting Patient Identifiable Data has become a major focus within the NHS, presenting three key challenges:

  • Data moving out of the Trust
  • Malware and viruses
  • Hackers attempting to access data centres

Effective security for the health sector

While all trusts have some measure of inbound antivirus and malware protection, many still fail to prevent leaks through endpoints. Securing web-based applications, virtual environments, and sensitive data adds to the challenge. We can help secure your world with a range of solutions that:

  • Ensure compliance
  • Provide authorised access to key data
  • Prevent data leaks
  • Assess existing data vulnerabilities on the network
  • Evolve and enforce data security policies

Protect sensitive patient data with data policy and enforcement

Without effective compliance and data security measures, trusts are exposed to inadvertent data breaches via email and other common messaging tools.

Device encryption and port control are essential but not enough. These measures won’t prevent authorised insiders from sending sensitive documents through corporate email and messaging systems or unencrypted devices.

Our solutions help identify what data is sensitive, understand access patterns, set and enforce policy-based permissions, and educate authorised users with timely on-screen alerts before a violation occurs.

Block medical device malware

Increasingly, critical patient care devices are now internet-connected and exposed to serious network-borne malware threats.

To avoid operating system problems, many clinicians operate this equipment without reliance on a local client or server. The Trust must test and approve software updates, and patches are delayed.

In response, we developed Deep Security, a virtual malware agent that:

  • Provides security that works at the network card level of the device
  • Delivers intrusion detection and prevention, firewall, integrity monitoring, and log inspection
  • Requires no operating software, machine resources, or costly network appliances
  • Can be centrally updated (patched) without re-starting equipment