Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) gives local organisations such as hospitals and GP surgeries better cyber security protection. It is also linked to the Data Security Centre (DSC), which improves cyber security protection for local health and care communities, and the NHS as a whole.
ATP monitors the Microsoft Windows operating system on a PC, laptop or server to identify any indicators of cyber security comprise or attack, it can then take immediate action to address the problem before it spreads. It also alerts local system managers and the DSC. These alerts give an NHS wide view of system status, to device level, in real time. This allows the DSC to more quickly and effectively coordinate the overall NHS response to cyber threats as they happen.
Local organisations continue to be responsible for managing their own devices and will lead on any intervention necessary. The DSC response to any threat identified in a local system will be managed collaboratively with the local organisation.
ATP is now deployed to 90% of the NHS Windows desktop estate, with more than 1.2 million devices protected. The ATP user group convenes on a monthly basis to share knowledge and insights between organisations. All the NHS support and learning material, such as webinar recordings, documents, guides etc, is hosted on the ATP user group collaboration site for organisations to access.