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Cyber Security for Healthcare

Healthcare organisations are trustees of incredibly sensitive personal data and extremely large budgets – both of which are highly prized by hackers. And as the WannaCry outbreak clearly demonstrated in 2017, cybercriminals can – and do – attack hospitals and NHS trusts and doctors’ surgeries.

The impact of cybercrime on the healthcare industry is not purely financial either. If key clinical systems are taken offline, patients’ lives are in placed in danger.

Fidus provide a range of cost-effective cyber security services that will help you maximise your IT budget, including:

  • Analysing and testing IT systems to confirm they are properly patched and updated to reduce potential for malware infiltration.
  • Penetration testing to verify perimeter security and internal traffic protection measures are configured and functioning correctly.
  • Physical security analysis to confirm hospitals, GP surgeries and clinics are properly secured against unauthorised access.
  • Social engineering attacks to ensure staff are properly prepared to deal with ‘soft’ attempts to gain access to data and systems.
  • Red Team exercises to simulate the effect of a full-scale cyberattack – and your preparations to deal with a major incident.

Fidus consultants are both TIGER and NCSC Check Green Light certified – so you can be sure we know how to handle confidential data securely and appropriately at all times.

Cyber security compliance for Healthcare

The healthcare industry is bound by several data-related regulations – and Fidus can help ensure you are fully compliant with them all. By storing and processing health and social care data, your organisation is immediately bound by the obligations outlined in the National Data Guardian (NDG) Data Security Standards for instance.

Similarly, you have an obligation to protect personal data belonging to your patients. Under the General Data Protection Regulation, all EU citizens have a legal right to demand that their information is properly secured. Failure to meet that obligation can attract fines of up to €20m.

Fidus provide a complete suite of services for healthcare providers to ensure they are fully compliant, including:

  • PSN IT Health Check (ITHC) assessments.
  • Assistance with the NHS Data Security and Protection toolkit (NHS DSP).

Fidus can help you understand your current levels of compliance, and what needs to be done to achieve certification.

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Why Fidus?

Penetration testing reveals your most sensitive network vulnerabilities – so you need a partner you can trust. Fidus Information Security are an NCSC CHECK Green Light and TIGER scheme approved consultancy. Our cyber security experts hold some of the most recognised certifications in the industry, including CREST Certified Tester and Senior Security Tester. Fidus is also a Cyber Essentials verified company. Every assessment we perform is carried out according to UK industry approved methodologies (OWASP, PETS, NIST) along with our own internal testing frameworks.

Remedial Support

More than just identifying security vulnerabilities, our cyber security experts are on hand to help you fix them too.

Certified Security Consultants

Our CREST and TIGER approved team holds a range of industry-leading security certifications including OSCP, CCT, SST and CISSP

Easy to Understand Reports

We’ll ensure that your executives and technical teams properly understand our assessment findings using plain-English reporting.

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The price you’re quoted is the price you’ll pay. Our quotes are broken down into a detailed costing table so you know exactly what to expect.

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