RESTON, Va., March 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuous monitoring in healthcare systems involve managing patients' health and the systems to protect their health data. Leidos Health has been selected to provide Managed Security Services (MSS) for Trinity Health of Minot, N.D.
Trinity Health is a nonprofit, fully-integrated healthcare system with 2,700 employees, two hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and other facilities that draw patients from western North Dakota and eastern Montana. 
"The managed cybersecurity services of Leidos Health meets our commitment at Trinity Health to utilize secure, contained and cost effective solutions to maintain critical IT systems and the integrity of patient health data for quality patient care and safety," said David Wanner, System Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Trinity Health.
The Leidos team will provide vulnerability scanning and around-the-clock monitoring and management of critical assets within Trinity Health's infrastructure. The unique combination of Leidos security expertise and deep knowledge of healthcare IT creates a powerful solution to mitigate the risk of potential and undetected security threats.
"Getting ahead of today's evolving cyber threats for patient health and safety demands 24-hour attention every day," said Brad Wilber, Director of Cybersecurity and Technology for Leidos Health. "Leidos Health is pleased to provide Managed Security Services for Trinity Health to help keep their IT systems and data secure."
The Leidos Security Operations Center (SOC) brings to Trinity Health a long history of identifying cyber attacker behaviors and compromise indicators to protect client systems from advanced threats. The Leidos SOC is one of the most advanced installations in the United States, receiving an Authority to Operate (ATO) after an annual inspection and audit each year by the U.S. federal government.
MSS combines an array of critical security capabilities that include threat intelligence, enterprise configuration and vulnerability management and 24/7/365 managed network operations security center services, among other capabilities.
Sean Murphy, Health Information Privacy and Security Officer at Leidos Health adds, "keeping up with evolving cyber threats is pushing many healthcare systems to shift already overextended IT resources toward costly robust systems and controls. In light of this, MSS makes the most financial sense rather than most do-it-yourself options. MSS is among the most cost-effective, comprehensive cybersecurity solutions enabling healthcare organizations to detect and manage intrusions, in addition to providing proactive security and quick response."
Leidos was named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Managed Security Services: North America, Q4 2014 report from Forrester Research, Inc. Forrester's 26-criteria evaluation of managed security service providers (MSSPs) listed Leidos as a leading vendor in the North American market.

About Leidos Health

Leidos Health is a leading healthcare IT consulting firm with deep clinical and technical expertise to support our customers in selecting, implementing, and optimizing information technology investments. Leidos Health offers a comprehensive range of technology services for health care providers - from vendor selection, strategy, design, implementation, and optimization, across all major electronic medical record systems. Our professional services help providers meet regulatory requirements, optimize technology for their clinical workflow, improve collections and reduce receivables, and keep data safe. For more information, visit www.leidoshealth.com.

About Leidos

Leidos is a FORTUNE 500® science and technology solutions leader working to address some of the world's toughest challenges in national security, health and engineering. The Company's 20,000 employees support vital missions for our government and the commercial sector, develop innovative solutions to drive better outcomes, and defend our Nation's digital and physical infrastructure from 'new world' threats. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $5.77 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2014, after giving effect to the spin-off of the company's technical services and information technology business. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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