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Wednesday 14 August 2019

Accenture lands major NHS cyber deal

Accenture logoAccenture has secured a contract to provide perimeter security services to the NHS. The framework agreement was procured by NHS Digital, working with the National Cyber Security Centre and NHSX, it runs for five-years and is worth up to £40m.

The service will mean organisations across the NHS will be able to access perimeter security features, including: next-generation firewall; secure filtering for web content; network intrusion detection and prevention capabilities; data loss prevention; and secure DNS services. It will utilise technology provided by Palo Alto Networks and Imperva.

NHS organisations will be able to adopt these services, which build on the current offer from the NHS Data Security Centre, for free. It should provide security specialists within the NHS with a better view of cyber threats and enable them to respond more rapidly to issues.

There has been a concerted effort to strengthen cybersecurity in the NHS following the 2017 WannaCry attack (see NHS must prepare for future cyber attacks). The contract follows a £60m investment to improve cyber resilience in local infrastructure, a Windows 10 security deal worth up to £158.5m (and subsequent deals with NHS Scotland and NHS Wales) and a £30m cyber security operations centre partnership contract with IBM last year.

There is still much work to be done. It was revealed last month (see here and here) that out of approximately 1.4m NHS computers, 1.05 million are still using Windows 7 and 2,300 are using Windows XP. However, deployment of Windows 10 is apparently in line with expectations and still on track to complete when support for Windows 7 ceases in January 2020. More widely, the Public Accounts Committee report on Cyber security in the UK published in May concluded that the Government has not yet done enough to enhance cyber security throughout the economy and better protect consumers.

Posted by Dale Peters at '08:57' - Tagged: nhs   contract   cybersecurity  

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