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NHS Cyber Assessment

Cyber Threat Assessment for the NHS

In order to improve on the overall healthcare experience, the NHS is increasingly relying on the use of technology to manage patient data. However, without robust processes and adequate IT systems, information integrity is at risk of being compromised by unauthorised parties. By rendering patient data inaccessible or public, these data breaches can adversely affect patients and their care. In addition, the financial cost of data breaches can be substantial and often more costly than their prevention. For example, a data breach, arising from a phishing email, cost a hospital trust over £700,000.

Dame Fiona Caldicott’s recently published review of information governance and security in the NHS has put data security under the spotlight. The report states that trusts should make security control as high a priority as financial control and in line with this, makes the following recommendation; ‘arrangements for internal data security audit and external validation should be reviewed and strengthened to a level similar to those assuring financial integrity and accountability’.

Fortinet’s Cyber Threat Assessment Program (CTAP) is here to help. CTAP will validate your network’s current security accuracy, analyze application traffic, assess user productivity, and monitor network performance – all at no cost to your organization. A Fortinet expert will deploy a FortiGate high-performance next generation firewall to monitor key indicators within your network, and 5-7 days later you will be presented with a comprehensive report that speaks to your organisation’s network security posture. Easy deployment, but with powerful results.

Security and Threat Prevention

How effective is your current network security solution? You will be provided with a comprehensive report that speaks to application vulnerabilities attacking your network including malware/botnets and even pinpoint “at risk” devices within your network.

Staff and Guests Online Accountability

Are staff and guests abiding by your organization’s acceptable use policy? Would you like to know how applications and web resources are being used within your network? Discover how peer to peer, social media, instant messaging, and other application subcategories are being used on your network.

Network Utilization and Performance

With an influx of devices on your network, do you know how your network security solutions should be optimized for greatest performance? Find out more about your throughput, session counts, and bandwidth requirements that occur during peak care hours. You will learn how to ensure that your security solution has been optimally sized for patient care.

This report will provide you with unmatched insight into your current security posture and network activity. This program is complimentary to Healthcare organisations across the UK.

We work with a number of NHS trusts as well as Bluelight services, supplying and managing Fortinet Security Solutions. To see how your organisation can benefit, sign up for a free CTAP here.

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