Belgium’s largest hospital fights cyber attacks with AI


Darktrace, the world’s leading AI company for cyber defence, 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.”

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Darktrace is the world's leading AI company for cyber security.