Information security expert offers prescription for cyber-health at UK Health Show

This year, visitors to the UK Health Show will be able to find out how to protect healthcare systems against cyber-attacks.

Dionach, a provider of information security services will be exhibiting at the show’s Cyber Security Symposium to discuss ways to mitigate the damaging effects that occur during cyber-attacks.

Cyber-attacks such as WannaCry have become more common over recent years and a major push by the NHS to move towards digitisation means that organisations will need to be protected.

Rob Embers, chief commercial officer at Dionach said: “We’re excited to be exhibiting at this year’s UK Health Show and look forward to sharing our extensive healthcare experience with those currently seeking ways to mitigate their cyber security risk.

“For the public sector, it’s clear that restricted budgets and the fear of IT downtime make large-scale system upgrades unlikely in the short-term. The most realistic option is to focus on reducing immediate risks – both technical and human – as well as implementing improved detection and response mechanisms so that any attack can be contained as effectively as possible.

“Independent providers face different challenges but are nonetheless prime targets for cyber criminals and must also conduct regular risk assessments, security testing and ensure their staff adhere to best-practice cyber hygiene procedures.”

On stand D56, a team of security consultants from Dionach will be at the show to discuss a range of cyber-security factors, including:

  • Risk assessments – where to start
  • Fundamental cyber hygiene procedures
  • Best practices in detection and response
  • Quick fixes – both technical and human
  • Long-term strategy for cyber health
  • Security expertise – in-house or third-party?
  • Cyber Essentials certification

The UK Health Show will take place 25-26 September 2018 at the ExCel London, register to attend the show here.



Reece Armstrong is a reporter for Digital Health Age. Coming from the North East of England, Reece has an MA in Media & Journalism and a BA in Popular & Contemporary Music from Newcastle University. Reach him on Twitter or email via: reece.armstrong@rapidnews.com


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