Freedom of Information (FOI) requests sent to NHS trusts in England reveal that more than £1 million has been spent preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
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Cybersecurity continues to dominate the headlines in the health service. As recently reported by Digital Health, every NHS trust that has been tested cyber security standards since 2017’s WannaCry attack has failed.
WannaCry last year put ransomware high on the agenda for NHS IT professionals, but that effort is – rightly – focused on preventing and mitigating against attacks. What may be less obvious is carrying out ransomware attack can be easy as a few keystrokes, as Vivienne Raper discovered at last year’s Public Cyber Security (PCS) conference.
In the aftermath of WannaCry, the NHS has a long way to go to rebuild its reputation on cybersecurity argues our expert columnist Davey Winder.
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Digital Health’s latest cyber security round-up looks at industry news from the healthcare world and beyond, including research suggesting that Britain is days away from ‘anarchy’ and details of a cyber-attack on National Lottery owners, Camelot.
A leading cyber security analyst at Kaspersky Lab has warned there is a viable danger of hacked medical devices resulting in patient deaths.
Seniors members of NHS Digital have been criticised by a committee of MPs after refusing to stop disclosing patient data to the Home Office.
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St Helens Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been warned that health services in the region face a significant cyber-attack threat and must bolster its defences accordingly.
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This month’s cyber security round-up takes a look at a number of cyber stories from outside the healthcare realm, including word that the US might be looking to replicate the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre and a new smartphone that lauds itself as being spy-proof.