Like all healthcare organisations (HCOs), Nuffield Health has had a challenging pandemic. Yet as Head of Enabling IT at Nuffield Health, Ed Moss has the significant burden of securing networks, servers, storage and endpoints across 300 sites and for tens of thousands of employees and contractors.
Fortunately, a near 15-year relationship with Trend Micro has helped keep patients, employees and key IT systems safe and secure.
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Few organisations have been placed under pressure as extreme over the past year as those working in healthcare. In many cases, this has been a catalyst for rapid digital transformation. Yet with healthcare organisations (HCOs) stretched to the limit, security gaps inevitably appear in systems that support life-saving work on the COVID-19 front line.
As 2020 showed, many cyber-criminals have no qualms about disrupting HCOs, and putting lives at risk, in order to extort victims with ransomware and data theft. To find out more on exactly how fast the pandemic is driving cloud adoption, and how well the sector understands its cybersecurity challenges, Trend Micro commissioned a global study of more than 2,500 IT decision makers in 28 countries across several industry sectors, including healthcare.
Virtual patching: why healthcare IT needs digital face masks
Complexity is everywhere in modern healthcare IT. It is defined by the curious blend of legacy and modern computing systems that power the NHS: from SaaS apps and cloud servers to remote working laptops and on-premises datacentres. This complexity creates security and compliance risk, particularly as all of those IT assets must be patched to protect them from cyber-threats. Doing so is easier said than done.
This is where virtual patching comes into its own. Think of the technology as a digital equivalent of the face masks providing life-saving protection to NHS staff every day. Virtual patching is low cost, non-invasive, easy-to-use and highly effective.