Free cybersecurity resources for GP clinics on offer

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Cloudflare and cyberthreat intelligence non-profit CI-ISAC can help under-resourced clinics boost cybersecurity infrastructure.

Cloud connectivity firm Cloudflare has partnered with the Australian Critical Infrastructure-Information Sharing and Analysis Centre (CI-ISAC) to offer free cybersecurity resources for “under-resourced, high-risk” GP clinics.

Under the Project Secure Health initiative, GP clinics with 50 staff members or fewer will be given access to Cloudflare’s cloud-native secure web Gateway, designed to block phishing and ransomware attacks and enhance network traffic monitoring, as well as Cloudflare Access, designed to verify and secure employee and third-party access across any application to minimise the risk of unauthorised access.

Participating clinics will also be provided with ongoing membership to CI-ISAC, ensuring unlimited access to the centre’s range of resources and services across cybersecurity intelligence and cyberthreat sharing, including information that was specific to healthcare entities in Australia, the announcement said.

According to Steve Bray, Head of Cloudflare’s Australia and New Zealand division, the new initiative would be vital in helping GPs to proactively respond to prominent cyberthreats such as data breaches, ransomware attacks, phishing scams, in addition to bolstering Australia’s collective cybersecurity infrastructure.

“GP clinics are the first points of call to care for our health, yet are often left unprotected with limited resources available to safeguard the significant amounts of patient data they hold,” Mr Bray said.

“Cloudflare’s mission is to help build a better Internet, and part of that mission includes protecting vulnerable entities from the ever-increasing, malicious cyberattacks.

“With this program, Cloudflare is ensuring that Zero Trust capabilities are accessible to smaller organisations that are most relied upon by their communities.”

GP clinics interested in joining the Project Secure Health initiative are advised to contact CI-ISAC at Only GP clinics with 50 staff members or less are eligible to participate in the program.

CI-ISAC Australia is a not-for-profit organisation established to analyse cyberthreat intelligence across multiple industries and sectors, including healthcare, to assist smaller, under-resourced entities to participating in cyberthreat sharing.

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