Security challenges such as ransomware, phishing are the only threats that made to the news. We provide vendor neutral specialist healthcare security assessments to safeguard critical services and protect confidential customer data.
We will not share your details with third parties.
Cyber security in healthcare
Healthcare sector continues to offer life-critical services while improving treatments and patient care with new technologies. This constant change is always opening new avenues for threat actors, and healthcare organisation must tackle cyber security concerns head on.
It’s no more teengars in their bedrooms tring to hack into systems. There is this whole underground economy backed by Organised crime groups targeting healthcare organisations. This worrying trend is backed up by some of the incidents in past a few years. On 12th May 2017, NHS was brought to a standstill for several days due to WannaCry Outbreak. There has been 150% increase in cyber attacks amid Covid-19 crisis.
Do these security challenges sound familiar?
The DSP (Data Security and Protection) Toolkit
The Data Security and Protection (DSP) Toolkit is an online self-assessment tool that allows NHS organisations (that access patient data) to benchmark against 10 data security standards set by National Data Guardian. DSP toolkit replaced the IG toolkit back in 2018.
We have found that the most common challenges across the healthcare sector include:
- Lack of proactive approach towards cyber security
- Security challenges of keeping up with modern IT infrastructure
- Continued cyber security education
- Defense in depth approach to ensure segregation at user, environment and system levels
- NHS backend and production networks could act as a bridge due to shared backend infrastructure, misconfiguration flaws or vulnerabilities in the network
- Lack of strict processes designed to identify vulnerability, uncover suspicious behaviour and respond to malicious activities.
Wealth of experience, skill-set and outcome focussed approach.
What are your key security questions?
Healthcare Sector Experience
This section refers to specific projects’ based experience in this sector. This includes assessments performed at NHS trusts, healthcare providers including pharmaceutical industry vendors.
Need advice or help from our friendly team?
Recent Blog Entries
OWASP API Security Top 10 are the go to standard for API security. This article presents attacks, examples and how to prevent API security attacks. Discover more on thecyphere.com.
OWASP Top 10 Web Application Security Risks are the go to benchmark against web application attacks. This article presents attacks, examples and how to prevent these web application attacks. Discover more on thecyphere.com.
Office 365 security best practices with actionable tips to improve your organisations’ security posture. We highly believe that with products, it’s more important to get the best out of product features first before investing into high end consultancies or shopping new products. We hope this article offers a useful advice for your organisation.
With cyber threats increasing at exponential rate, defensive techniques must evolve at the same rate. Red Team vs Penetration Testing – Which one is the right choice for your business? Both have pros and cons, but what’s best for your environment. Whether you should do it, when not to do it, benefits, costs and vendor selections.
Cyphere, a penetration testing and managed security services provider, offers a detailed article on what is penetration testing and when, why, how it should be done. A good cyber security assessment is a business enabler for growth.
Secure remote worker advice for individuals and businesses to stand against today’s cyber security attacks. Cyphere shares tips straight from our experience consulting small businesses to big retailers and financial institutions.
Learn about Malware and Ransomware Attacks, their differences. Should you pay ransom to cyber criminals? How to prevent malware incidents and what to do if your business is hacked?
Cyphere , a cyber security services provider specialising in technical risk offers insights into insider threats. This article covers types of attacks, examples, attack indicators, detection and mitigations.
Cyphere , a cyber security service provider, have been awarded G-Cloud 12 framework. Cyphere , as a supplier on G-Cloud 12, aim to help public sector organisations prevent cyber attacks on their most prized assets.
Cyphere , a penetration testing and managed security provider, provides top ten cybersecurity tips for small businesses to protect against the most common cyber attacks. Learn how these tips help you towards an efficient cybersecurity strategy sure to enable business growth.