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a it computer imageJanuary 29 2018

NHS Digital’s Data Security Centre has commenced the roll out of a new IT security service to reduce the risk of cyberattacks.

Following a pilot of the Microsoft Enterprise Threat Detection Service in Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust, the software is now being implemented across the NHS in England. Around 30,000 devices have already been upgraded with the new software, but the roll will extend to an estimated 1.5 million computers and devices, covering hospital trusts, GP practices, and other health and care settings.

Dan Taylor, Director of Security at NHS Digital, said: “This deal will further bolster protection against cyber security issues in the NHS.

“It is our role to alert organisations to known cyber security threats and advise them of appropriate steps to minimise risks. This marks a step change in our capability to provide high quality, targeted alerts to allow organisations to counter these threats and ensure patients’ needs continue to be met.”

Among the cyber security systems NHS Digital provides currently are a service to share threat intelligence and remediation advice, on-site data security assessments for NHS organisations, and specialist support for organisations affected by cyber security incidents.

Link:
NHS Digital announcement      

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