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As cyber beaches continue to rise, every organisation is target. Cybercriminals often see healthcare organisations as softer or easier, as they are operating with smaller IT teams who can lack detailed cyber security capabilities and operate on limited budgets. As well, healthcare Trusts have a large user attack surface which makes them more vulnerable to attack.

Attacks on healthcare Trusts compromise both the organisation and its patients. Ransomware attacks render systems inaccessible and unusable, while the ability to continue caring for and treating patients is heavily disrupted, potentially endangering their health. As well, data theft, a common tactic in ransomware attacks prior to data encryption, exposes sensitive putting it into the hands of those who aim to use it for nefarious purposes such as identity theft and fraud.

To detect cyberattacks, a good cyber security posture requires visibility of user, network and systems activity. The NIS Directive highlights ‘Detecting cyber security events’ as a core requirement in the Cyber Assessment Framework. Early detection allows for early response and limitation of the damage. However, it also requires continuous assessment and analysis of logging and events of your infrastructure, so you can spot attacks in their initial stages.

Providing this detection and response capability requires a full-time security operations resource – a challenge for healthcare organisations. This is further complicated by the need for 24/7 visibility. Many cyberattacks are orchestrated to happen outside of business hours, as cybercriminals assume IT teams are less likely to detect and respond in an adequate timeframe.

The scope of visibility becomes more complex as healthcare organisations also transition to the use of new technologies, such as public cloud and SaaS, alongside traditional on-premises infrastructure and applications. Multiple sources of log and event information require different mechanisms for collection. These mechanisms provide varying levels of intelligence and platforms that can be accessed from anywhere using mobile devices.


Proact’s SIEMaaS combines our 24/7 managed detection and response services with next-generation Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) technology.

Complementing your IT team, specialists in our Security Operations Centre (SOC) will monitor your logs round-the-clock to provide essential context and guidance into how users are interacting with your systems. When we spot unusual or potentially malicious behaviour, we offer actionable intelligence and remediation guidance so you can deal with incidents quickly and effectively.


  • Quick detection and response – Our deep insight into your user and network activity means we can spot and notify you when there’s unusual authentication or network activity.
  • Enhance your cyber security approach – Through incident management and a virtual incident response team, we’ll help you mitigate the damage from cyberattacks.
  • Gain access to comprehensive support – Our knowledgeable security professionals use cutting-edge technology and cyber intelligence.
  • Time savings – We do the analysis and investigations, so your team doesn’t have to.
  • Improve your cost-effectiveness – Our service eliminates the large amount of capital investment required to set up an in-house security function.

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