Latest News

Back to News
1278_11-04-2018_9650.jpg

VHA member threat detection trials: Key observations & ramifications

Posted 11 April 2018

The VHA has collaborated with members who have expressed interest in understanding the complexities of their network environment as they relate to cybersecurity risk. In conjunction with cybersecurity partner nDiscovery, the VHA has secured a four week trial of nDiscovery’s Managed Threat Detection service in order to bring transparency into daily network activities that can introduce cybersecurity risk.

The preliminary results reinforce assumptions that healthcare environments lack independent oversight and remain extremely vulnerable to cyber-attacks. As a result of this trial period, nDiscovery has not only confirmed previously undetected infections in member environments, but also revealed questionable network activity that posed intolerable cybersecurity risk. The potential consequences include cyber extortion, stolen patient identities, and the unavailability of medical systems that could have a catastrophic impact.   

The VHA and nDiscovery will be sharing further details on common trends and observations from participating members, however, this trial period remains active and available for those members who have yet to participate.  

Further information on how to take advantage of this trial click here.

Tagged

News Archive

View all

Leading the change: iPRO's simple steps to compliance

Following iPRO CEO Oliver Roydhouse's presentation at the VHA and ACHG Governance Conference Leading the change, here's his simple steps to compliance best practice as shared with VHA members and … Read more

Mental Health Complaints Commissioner to headline forum

Dr Lynne Coulson Barr, Mental Health Complaints Commissioner, will headline the VHA Mental Health Forum next month. VHA CEO Tom Symondson announced today that Victoria's first Mental Health … Read more

VHA partners with recruitment specialists

The VHA has partnered with three recruitment firms to provide expertise in the provision of recruitment services to members, VHA CEO Tom Symondson announced today. The VHA already enjoys strong … Read more

Fund boost welcomed but there must be more: VHA

The funding injection to the Regional Health Infrastructure Fund by the Victorian Government is a welcome boost for Victoria’s regional and rural hospitals, but additional clarity about the … Read more