healthAlliance wins prestigious national information security award

 

The Northern Region district health board (DHB) shared ICT service provider healthAlliance won Best Security Initiative / Project at the 2019 New Zealand Information Security Awards (iSANZ) at Te Papa in Wellington on Tuesday 12 November.

The iSANZ Awards are New Zealand's annual showcase of excellence in information security.

healthAlliance picked up the prize for its Northern Region Secure USB Project.

Chief Information Security Officer Richard Harrison says he and his team are honoured to receive the accolade.

‘Protecting clinicians and patients in the Northern Region and safeguarding their systems and information is our highest priority, so being recognised like this by the industry is fantastic and we couldn’t be more proud,’ Harrison says.

The company’s winning project saw a secure USB device strategy rolled out across the region’s four DHBs:  Northland, Auckland, Counties Manukau and Waitematā and other several supporting agencies to strengthen data security.

The collaborative project with the region’s DHBs was a complex and challenging assignment, supported by an integrated information campaign for healthcare workers to ensure minimal disruption to their critical work.

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