It seems NHS Digital is opposing a recommendation that all NHS organisations comply with the Cyber Essentials Plus Standard by June 2021. And while there is no evidence that cyberattacks have declined since the WannaCry incident which led to the recommendation’s creation, our expert columnist specultates the opposition may just be justified.
Cybercrime is on the march and brings with it the risk of worryingly levels of disruption to vital services – healthcare chief among them. In May 2017, WannaCry ransomware affected a third of NHS acute trusts and gave an insight into the impact such attacks can have.
The Department of Health and Social Care’s latest update on cyber resilience in health and care suggests WannaCry cost the service £20m during the attack, with an additional £72m of costs in the aftermath.
Our latest round-up from the cyber security world includes BlackBerry’s new quantum-resistant cryptography tools and an educational cyber security game.
The employee was able to obtain the personal information of 547,000 Bupa Global health insurance customers, but no medical information was stolen.
Former GlaxoSmithKline security chief Robert Coles has been named the new Chief Information Security Officer at NHS Digital.
Our expert columnist Davey Winder reflects on a recent phishing attack at East Anglian Air Ambulance, and what it reveals about the need for cybersecurity awareness training across health and care.
Our latest cyber security round-up covers news of a massive cyber-attack on British Airways and findings from a survey that reveal only half of UK companies have secured critical data.
One of the alleged perpetrators behind 2017’s WannaCry ransomware attack on the NHS has been charged by US officials, according to reports.
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The charity has warned people to be vigilant after a cyber-attack on its email system, which resulted in a phishing email being sent out to contacts.