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NHS 2020 Case Study: 
Delivering on the Digital Agenda Whilst Repelling IT Attacks

According to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the NHS accounts for more than half of all data security breaches in the UK.


3 of the key data security challenges for digitising all patient records and making the NHS paperless by 2020 are: 

  • Healthcare data fetches higher prices, as much as 60 times that of stolen credit card data, ensuring it remains a hot target for hackers.
  • A growing number of connected instruments and life support systems means there are countless endpoints in any single hospital, increasing the potential for intrusion.
  • Cost: With budgets under severe pressure, how do hospitals fund all necessary cyber security measures to avoid data breach?

Click here for this latest case study which details how a major US hospital regained control of its network in the face of 10,000 malicious log-on attempts each day.

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