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Unisys Supports Cyber4Healthcare to Enhance Cybersecurity Across Healthcare Providers; Tom Patterson, Stéphane Duguin Quoted

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Tom Patterson
Tom Patterson

Unisys Corporation has announced its support of the CyberPeace Institute's Cyber4Healthcare initiative, a program designed to offer free cybersecurity services to healthcare providers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, Unisys reported on Tuesday

"Unisys is proud to stand with government, industry and academic leaders around the world to safeguard patient data, testing information and intellectual property so that our medical workers on the frontline can focus on delivering care to patients in their hour of need," said Tom Patterson, Unisys chief trust officer. 

Unisys will provide online consultations to help healthcare organizations address the following critical areas of cyber defense and to ensure that medical facilities are protected from cyber threats. Unisys will create a platform to help minimize the effect of ransomware within an organization by leveraging proven strategies like Zero Trust and network architectures like microsegmentation. 

Unisys will work to make cyberspace more secure. Unisys Chairman and CEO Peter Altabef has co-chaired the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee's (NSTAC) Cybersecurity Moonshot initiative, which calls for a "whole-of-nation approach" to create a safer, more resilient internet for government and critical infrastructure services.

The company will also extend cyber perimeters to include work-from-home (WFH) with better identity and encryption practices as well as analyze current cyber risk based on an individual organization's operational goals. 

Unisys Security Solutions will provide "Always On" security, built on a foundation of Zero Trust that grows with an organization's business. Leveraging identity-driven microsegmentation to isolate critical data, Unisys will identify, validate and secure trusted users, devices and data flows. 

Additionally, Cyber4Healthcare will work to stop cyberattacks on hospitals, healthcare and medical research facilities, and for attackers to be held accountable with international law. INTERPOL recently warned that it has detected a significant increase in cyber-attacks against hospitals around the world that are engaged in the COVID-19 response. 

"Protecting the healthcare as any other critical civilian infrastructure is a collective responsibility," said Stéphane Duguin, CEO of the CyberPeace Institute. "We are very excited to work with Unisys to bring assistance to healthcare organizations so they can continue protecting human life during the pandemic."

About Unisys

Unisys is a global information technology company that builds high-performance, security-centric solutions for the most demanding businesses and governments. Unisys offerings include security software and services; digital transformation and workplace services; industry applications and services; and innovative software operating environments for high-intensity enterprise computing.