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Almost overnight there has been a significant increase in the frequency and maliciousness of cyber-attacks in the wake of COVID-19 as hackers seek to exploit Corona Virus related panic. Hospitals in particular have experienced a series of threats. At a time when hospitals are focused on battling the virus, cyber-criminals are exploiting the pandemic by targeting these very institutions that are trying to save lives. Society’s most critical providers are now, sadly, the most vulnerable.

Due to this, Dimension Data in partnership with NTT is offering free incident response and remediation services to all hospitals battling COVID-19, in South Africa. Hospitals can contact us to find out if they qualify and understand the scope of our services on offer.

We salute the work our hospitals are doing and we stand ready to help.

How we can help you? 

Hospitals

What we are seeing right now

Criminals and hackers are taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic. Right now, we’re seeing a rise in very targeted phishing campaigns specifically designed to infect and compromise hospital networks and IT systems, using ransomware and malware. 

The real and unfortunate reality we currently face is that the most critical providers in this crisis, being hospitals are also the most vulnerable. Threat actors have turned their attention to these institutions as they take advantage of the chaos for their own benefit.
Hospitals

Why we are helping

Dimension Data is committed to playing its part in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and is offering this free service for a specific scope of work which will be facilitated remotely. “Our role is to get the front line, doctors and nurses as well as all supporting functions trying to work in a compromised hospital, back to saving lives as quickly as possible.” Says Walt.
Hospitals

How we will respond

In response to the rise in attacks launched by cyber-criminals seeking to exploit panic caused by the pandemic, Dimension Data, in conjunction with parent company NTT, will provide private and government hospitals battling the COVID-19, with free Incident Response (IR) support for cyber-security attacks during the COVID-19 pandemic, if an incident occurs. This free service will be available for 60 days starting 20 April 2020. Once a client pre-qualifies and signs a scope of work, they will receive up to 40 hours of remediation service free of charge.
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