Following the news today that, as part of a deal between NHS Digital and Microsoft, NHS organisations will be able to get a threat detection service, alerting them to any cyber security issues. Rob Bolton, Director and GM for Western Europe at Infoblox commented below.
Rob Bolton, Director and GM for Western Europe at Infoblox:
“The NHS faces major challenges that require it to modernise, reform and improve services to meet the needs of ever more complex, instantaneous patient demands. However, while digital transformation presents a massive opportunity to support the doctors and nurses who work tirelessly for the good of their patients, these new technologies also introduce new cyber risk that must be mitigated.
“Our recent survey of UK healthcare IT professionals found that, following the devastation caused by WannaCry last year, one in four didn’t feel confident in their organisation’s ability to defend against a cyber-attack.
“It’s encouraging then, that Microsoft and NHS Digital are working together on a system that will enable healthcare providers to react more quickly to threats to their IT networks and, hopefully, take the steps necessary to prevent these threats from causing any lasting damage.”