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May 2018 - IDC Perspective - Doc # EMEA43846818

Making Strides in Cybersecurity: The Experience of Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Authors: Adriana Allocato, Jonas Knudsen

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This IDC Perspective focuses on Milton Keynes University Hospital (MKUH) NHS Foundation Trust in England, which embarked on a journey to detect and neutralize cybersecurity challenges and subsequently enhance its overall infrastructure. This report highlights the foundational elements of major actions in this journey, which included the adoption of a machine learning technology solution to strengthen the organization against cyberattacks and protect patient data.

"The need to protect sensitive patient data from increasing cybersecurity challenges is putting pressure on most healthcare providers," said Adriana Allocato, senior research analyst, IDC Health Insights. "This case study demonstrates how MKUH benefitted from the adoption of a proactive cybersecurity solution and gained visualization of its entire network.

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