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Taking cyber security seriously to protect your organisation and your people

Local government and healthcare organisations are relied on for the care they provide. To do this, you need to know you’re in safe hands too – and protected against risks to your security.

With a team of security experts focused on anticipating, identifying and stamping out the threat of cyber crime, we do everything in our power to keep our network – and our customers – protected.

Today we’re giving you an insight into some of the highly-skilled individuals driving our innovative thinking. As in local government and healthcare, it’s the people that really make the difference.

By watching our webinars, taking a look at our whitepapers and videos, and contacting us for more information, you can take comfort that we’ll protect your organisation the way we do ours.



The latest webinar: Digital transformation – how to secure your organisation

Delivering digital transformation while addressing regulatory compliance and growing risks to cyber security is key for local government and health sectors.

In our webinar on 8 February, BT’s Danny Longbottom (Director, Local Government & Health) and Mark Hughes (President, BT Security) joined Martin Courtney (TechMarketView analyst) to explore the ways forward.

Watch the webinar replay to find out how you can embed security in your strategy.


Protecting your organisation like we do ours

The UK faces over 700 DDoS attacks on average every day – that’s one every two minutes. With the potential to paralyse a healthcare provider or even bring down a government, cyber crime is big news – and nobody wants to be next to make headlines for the wrong reasons.

On our network, we block 14,000,000 unauthorised connection attempts a day. And with over 100,000 devices and 6,000 buildings to protect in 180 countries, we’ve been setting security standards worldwide for years.

Watch to find out how our Embedded Security solutions can protect your organisation the way we do ours.




Meet the team making your businesses safer

In local government and healthcare, it’s the people that really make the difference. And that’s true here at BT too. So we wanted to introduce some of the people behind our cyber security solutions.

Konstantinos, Melanie and Amy are part of a multi-talented team making sure organisations like yours are protected like ours.

Watch our videos to discover more about how our work behind the scenes is taking organisations forward. Because when we take care of your cyber security, you can focus on what really matters.


Konstantinos Karagiannis
CTO and blockchain hacker

Keeping ahead of the hackers is key – so it pays to have one on your team to protect you and your people. Konstantinos tells us more about his unique specialism.

“We like to simulate the exact attacks that the real bad guys out in the wild are doing. Hacking is a constant learning experience.”


Melanie Johnstone
Head of Threat Intelligence

Spotting potential threats and finding the source is the responsibility of Melanie and her team. And the insight they provide into global security incidents helps protect us all.

“Our customers received intelligence around WannaCry six weeks in advance. You can start to put plans in place before it hits you.”


Amy Lemberger
Head of Incident Response

Because launching a cyber attack is relatively easy, it’s critical to have far-reaching protection. Amy highlights the help we’ve given to the NHS, and our strength and depth.

“The bad guys step up their game. Which means me need to move fast to keep up – and actually get out ahead in front of them.”

Specialist security solutions for local government and healthcare

The Local Government Association has highlighted the importance of more funding for local councils to fight cyber attacks.

And with digital transformation a top priority for the public sector, there’s never been a better time to talk seriously about security.

Danny Longbottom, Director of Local Government and Health, highlights how BT has unrivalled capabilities to protect your personal data and systems in this increasingly digital world.

A practical guide to security best practice – download the report today

Protecting your local government or healthcare organisation from the growing threat of cyber crime can be complex and challenging.

So having the opportunity to draw on our knowledge and share the experience of organisations we work with shouldn’t be missed.

In this report – published in the wake of the WannaCry ransomware attack – you’ll discover the five key stages of cyber security you’ll need to navigate to protect your organisation from attack.



How to protect your organisation and keep your network safe in future


As healthcare providers and local government organisations increasingly turn to technology to improve operations, margins and people’s experiences, cyber security is an ever-growing concern.

BT’s ‘Future security’ whitepaper examines many of the threats facing organisations, and explores the latest innovations and approaches you can adopt to better protect your organisation now and in future.

With a wide range of cyber security solutions you can benefit from, there’s no better time to download the ‘Future security’ whitepaper.


GDPR: Are you ready for the new data protection regulation?

Nearly 70% of local councils are not yet able to comply with ‘right to be forgotten’ element of EU General Data Privacy Regulation. 
Source: 2017 Public Cyber Security Insights

Huge fines, not to mention the loss of reputation, face organisations that fail to meet the new General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) standards. We’re here to help you prepare.

Watch our half hour webinar replay to understand what GDPR means for you, and how to make plans now to demonstrate compliance. And download our GDPR whitepaper to help you take a fresh look at security.

Find out how you can turn the challenge of GDPR into an opportunity.

Digital transformation: watch the highlights from our recent roundtables

We look at the ways in which our own individual security has an impact on the organisations we work for.

Watch the videos and listen to the podcasts from our latest roundtable.



What are the key lessons to learn in the fight against cybercrime?

What opportunities do next generation technologies present to organisations?

How do you turn the security conversation into a business enabler? 


In this podcast our 3 security heroes talk about what makes them tick, the impact their roles have on customers and what drives them personally.


This full length podcast with our security heroes covers everything you need to know, from a BT perspective, about the critical national infrastructure we support.

Watch the videos from our previous roundtable.

Digital transformation:
The key to success or a security risk too far?

Cultural factors: Exploring how they affect security for organisations

Security: Understanding the biggest changes and how organisations can adapt


Keep ahead of cyber criminals with BT security alerts

Forward-thinking business leaders rely on the latest information to avoid being victims of cyber crime. To better protect BT and our customers, our threat intelligence team are relentlessly gathering and evaluating potential attack strategies.

Sign up today to get daily threat alerts from our expert security analysts sent straight to you.

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Products and services to protect your organisation


DDoS: Safeguard my reputation and revenue

Managing Denial of Service attacks in-house can be complex and costly. By working with us, we can stop attacks before they hit, and take away the worries and risks you face from DDoS.


Managed Firewall: Safeguard my network

Cyber attacks can strike at any time. Rely on our team of experts managing and monitoring your firewall around the clock, 365 days a year. It’s reassuring to be in safe hands.

Talk to us today about how we can protect your people and your organisation.