Secondary Care

Check Point wins NHS Scotland cyber security contract

Check Point Software has been chosen by NHS National Services Scotland to provide threat prevention services for the country’s vaccine management systems and Covid-19 related apps.

NHS Scotland has been transitioning healthcare data and services to Microsoft’s Azure public cloud for the past 18 months, and has seen over the past 5 years the data volumes have increased tenfold.

The cloud infrastructure powers the country’s Test & Protect services, which has over a million users, as well as the ‘Protect Scotland’ proximity app.

Deryck Mitchelson, Chief Information Security Officer, NHS Scotland, said: “Check Point’s CloudGuard has been key in enabling us to add new cloud workloads and services without needing to constantly review or deploy new security infrastructure.  This means we can focus on the critical public-facing tasks where we can add real value, such as developing and running Scotland’s ‘Test & Protect’ services.”

“Right now we are building our vaccination management systems, and our cloud-first approach gives us the agility and scalability we need to roll it out nationally while being sure that data and services are secured.”

“Health data is probably Scotland’s most valuable asset, so it’s essential that it remains absolutely secure wherever it is being stored or accessed.”

“We can really understand where the data is and who is accessing it, from where, and ensure it is protected at every point of entry.”