VHA member threat detection trials: Key observations & ramifications
April 11, 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.