Join the Branch as we look at network security, zero-trust and healthcare.

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Many healthcare organisations focus on security at the perimeter and leave themselves vulnerable to attacks from the inside. In a recent report it was revealed that the number of breached patient records due to attacks which originated on the inside of the network was over 3.8 million, up 26% from previous years.

Zero-trust is a relatively new concept which has been hailed as the model of the future for most organisations, but there has been a lack of independent testing for zero-trust networking practices. More specifically, there is a research gap concerning the implementation of zero-trust networking practices in healthcare organisations.

Healthcare organisations are naturally vulnerable to cyber-attacks due to the inherent weaknesses in their networks, which house many legacy systems and unmanageable medical devices. Therefore, the aim of this talk is to present and discuss problems faced by health organisations when attempting to improve their network security and their network architecture.

About the speaker

Dr Thiago Viana - University of Gloucestershire

Thiago has many years of experience in higher education, both in teaching and in participating in different research projects. Also, he is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK, a member of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering), and the Chair of the Cheltenham and Gloucester BCS (British Computer Society) branch committee.

Thiago’s research interests include software engineering, cyber analytics, health technologies and their relationship with humanistic areas, particularly, modelling human behaviour. On top of his academic background, he has worked as a software and security engineer in the private sector for many years.

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Webinar: Network security, zero-trust and healthcare
Date and time
Wednesday 9 November, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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