Sectra receives order for security assessment of Swedish region
Linköping – September 15, 2020 – International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra (STO: SECT B) has secured a contract to perform a security assessment on behalf of a Swedish region. Sectra’s security analysts will assess the control systems, including processes and procedures, used by the region’s hospitals. This will ensure that the relevant security mechanisms are in place and enable a proactive approach to risks and threats, thereby creating opportunities to improve the overall operational reliability of activities taking place at the region’s hospitals.
An important part of security work for the region is to maintain continuous operation of the critical infrastructure of hospitals. Unplanned downtime in the operational environments could, in a worst-case scenario, lead to life-threatening situations for the patients. Moreover, extensive disruptions could have major socio-economic implications.
The security assessment will identify the hospitals’ dependencies and vulnerabilities in control systems for supply functions and property automation. By assessing risks and identifying threats, and their potential to impact the ongoing operations, the region can form a clear view of the security linked to these control systems. All network systems, processes and procedures will be assessed by Sectra’s security analysts, who will then compile an action report.
“Healthcare systems are among the most important we have and we see a trend of growing demand to assess the security of these activities. I am looking forward to working together with the region to help them improve the operational reliability of their control systems, and to identify the external threats and internal risks associated with their operations,” says Leif Nixon, security expert at Sectra Communications.
About Sectra’s security assessment
Sectra’s risk and security assessments help customers who work with critical infrastructure, such as hospitals and energy, water and process industries, to identify, prioritize and manage their operational risks. The organizations are reviewed and mapped, with a focus on their ability to deliver their services without disruption. The assessment therefore provides a good overview of strengths and weaknesses from a security perspective. The assessments are also used by security managers and management to make informed decisions about investments in security.
Sectra assists hospitals throughout the world to enhance the efficiency of care, and authorities and defense forces in Europe to protect society’s most sensitive information. Thereby, Sectra contributes to a healthier and safer society. The company was founded in 1978, has its head office in Linköping, Sweden, with direct sales in 19 countries, and operates through partners worldwide. Sales in the 2019/2020 fiscal year totaled SEK 1,661 million. The Sectra share is quoted on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange. For more information, visit sectra.com.
Within the business area of Secure Communications, Sectra develops products and services that protect some of society’s most sensitive information and communications. The offering includes secure voice and data communications, with solutions certified at the national level and by the EU and NATO, as well as security analysis and monitoring of critical IT systems, such as electricity and water supply. Sectra’s operations are conducted from its offices in Sweden, the Netherlands, Finland and the USA.