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Belgium’s Largest Hospital Fights Cyber Attacks with AI

Darktrace Defends 5 Million Patient Records
Cambridge, UK
March 19, 2019

Darktrace, the world’s leading AI company for cyber defense, has today announced that UZ Leuven, Belgium’s largest hospital, has deployed cyber AI at the core of its digital infrastructure to protect patient data from sophisticated and targeted attacks.

With five sites, nearly 9,000 employees, and treating 4,000 patients a day, UZ Leuven also manages a centralized patient record software (nexuzhealth) used by 50% of hospitals in Flanders, the biggest region in Belgium.  As a result, the hospital needed the ability to detect genuine threats emerging across its complex environment.

If UZ Leuven was hit by a cyber-attack, this would impact half of the hospitals across Flanders, interrupting critical care and potentially exposing the public’s medical data for anyone to see,” commented Reinoud Reynders, IT Manager at UZ Leuven. “With Darktrace, we trust in AI to catch sophisticated threats on the inside. In turn, our patients have greater confidence in our ability to keep their personal data safe and provide services they can rely on.”

About Darktrace

About Darktrace

Darktrace is the world’s leading cyber AI company and the creator of Autonomous Response technology.

Its self-learning AI is modeled on the human immune system and used by over 3,000 organizations to protect against threats to the cloud, email, IoT, networks and industrial systems. This includes insider threat, industrial espionage, IoT compromises, zero-day malware, data loss, supply chain risk and long-term infrastructure vulnerabilities.

The company has over 900 employees, 40 offices and headquarters in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK. Every 3 seconds, Darktrace AI fights back against a cyber-threat, preventing it from causing damage.