A freedom of information request which revealed a lack of cyber and information governance training may be something of a red herring. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t valuable work to be done on creating a cyber-qualified NHS IT workforce, our expert columnist Davey Winder argues.
WannaCry put healthcare cyber security in the headlines and on local and national priority lists. But, two years later, have lasting changes truly been made? Or has the momentum been lost? Jennifer Trueland reports.
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The entry level of the DSPT has been specifically designed for care providers as a stepping stone towards achieving the full toolkit.
This month’s round up features news that University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust has been hit by more than 140 cyber attacks in the last five years.
As NHS Digital begins the search for a new chief information security officer (CISO) after the surprise resignation of Robert Coles, our cybersecurity columnist Davey Winder muses on what qualities the recruiters should be looking for.
The former GlaxoSmithKline security chief was appointed as chief information security officer in September 2018 and started on 1 October.
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As 2018 draws to close and 2019 pokes its head around the corner, what does the balance sheet look like on cybersecurity and data protection? A day after his birthday, no less, expert columnist Davey Winder pushes aside the cake and party poppers to give us his take.
Nearly a quarter of NHS trusts that responded to an FOI request have no employees with cyber security qualifications, with trusts employing just one qualified security professional per 2,582 employees on average.
Responding to reports that genetics data belonging to some 85,000 individuals had been moved to a secure Ministry of Defence (MoD) base in Wiltshire after multiple hacking attempts, Genomics England said it had ‘no evidence’ that it had been targeted when contacted by Digital Health News.
This month’s round-up of cyber security news nibs includes a cyber-attack on US healthcare provider Atrium Health and a report from the ICO that details how a GP surgery secretary was fired and fined for reading colleagues’ medical records.
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