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Belgium’s Largest Hospital Fights Cyber Attacks with AI

Darktrace Defends 5 Million Patient Records

Cambridge, UK
Wednesday March 20, 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

Darktrace is the world’s leading AI company for cyber defense. With thousands of customers worldwide, the Enterprise Immune System is relied on to detect and fight back against cyber-attacks in real time. The self-learning AI protects the cloud, SaaS, corporate networks, IoT and industrial systems against cyber-threats and vulnerabilities, from insider threats and ransomware, to stealthy and silent attacks. Darktrace has over 800 employees and 40 offices worldwide. It is headquartered in San Francisco, and Cambridge, UK.