‘If you connect it, protect it’ is a slogan which we absolutely advocate. Yet, how can you protect something if you don’t know it exists? Security risks increase when there is a lack of complete and accurate visibility of what hardware and software assets are connecting to the network, as well as what applications and systems might be running on them. The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust knew that to fully protect its IT infrastructure and be assured of its defences, it needed a greater awareness of its connected IT assets, especially as it was embarking on a move to a brand new hospital.
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s leading cancer centres providing highly specialist cancer care to a population of 2.4m people across Cheshire, Merseyside and the surrounding areas including the Isle of Man. With three specialist cancer centres in Liverpool, Wirral and Aintree, they also operate specialist chemotherapy clinics in seven of Merseyside’s district hospitals and deliver a pioneering ‘Treatment at Home’ service.