Balancing Digitising the NHS and Repelling IT Attacks

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

Actionable Incidents Reduced From 10,000 to 3 Per Day  

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

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?

This latest case study details how security temporarily took a backseat whilst a major US hospital undertook a significant network refresh, resulting in 10,000 malicious logon attempts each day. Initially the extent of these attacks went unnoticed and overall network performance inevitably suffered.

Download the full case study and find out how the hospital reclaimed control of the network with HPE Security Arcsight now facilitating immediate containment of compromised devices, reduced threat detection time from 48 hours to less than 15 minutes and actionable incidents falling from thousands to 3 to 4 per day.

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