NHS tasks Accenture with ‘world class’ perimeter cybersecurity

When I first read about this contract I thought it was to bring NHS security into the 21st century. It turns out that the scope is to build a very 1990’s perimeter, which means that once a breach has occurred it will still be able to run riot…

[…] The consultancy is set to provide free-to-adopt perimeter cybersecurity services across the NHS, while deploying technology from security firms Palo Alto and Imperva to build on the current provision from the Data Security Centre. At the same time, hospital trusts and other care settings will be able to access security features, including next-generation firewall, secure filtering for web content, network intrusion detection and prevention capabilities, data loss prevention and secure domain name system services.

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