Oxford Health Foundation Trust

Like most NHS trusts, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has seen a significant increase in recent years in cyber-attacks via staff email – the virtual front door. Despite having successfully defended against the infamous WannaCry ransomware cyber-attack the trust was keen to ensure that it maintained the highest level of defence against cyber threats targeting staff.

According to Colin Ingham, server and systems consultant at the Trust, not only had the volume of attacks been rising inexorably in recent years but the sophistication of phishing attacks using impersonation or email carrying malicious attachments or URL links had been rapidly increasing.

Unsurprisingly, the trust has a high-level strategic focus on cyber security and, as part of a planned migration from on-premise Microsoft Exchange to Office 365 in the cloud, it took the opportunity to further raise cyber protection on the organisation’s virtual front door by rolling out Mimecast. 

Colin says, “We had been manually intervening to protect the organisation from these attacks but the move to Office 365 provided the perfect opportunity to add a further layer of automated security to operations.”


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