Geoff Connell, President of Socitm and CIO of Norfolk County Council, will be a keynote speaker at Digital Health’s new Public Cyber Security conference, 7 December. Vivienne Raper speaks to him.
NHS Digital’s response to WannaCry was “let down” by poor communications to healthcare organisations about the attack, its security operations lead admits.
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In the latest profile of speakers at Digital Health’s Public Cyber Security conference, Dylan Roberts – chief digital and information officer at Leeds City Council – speaks to Vivienne Raper about delivering integrated services to citizens and maintaining security across multidisciplinary teams.
The cybersecurity for health IT round-up covers the security risk of “brainjacking” and need for firmware updates for a company’s cardiac pacemakers.
IT systems are said to have returned to normal after a malware attack which affected a “small number of systems” at NHS Lanarkshire Health Board last Friday (25 August).
Professor Carsten Maple will address emerging threats, including from the internet of things, in his presentation at Public Cyber Security, 7 December. In the first of our profiles of speakers at the event, Maple talks to Vivienne Raper about the cyber security threats facing public services, and suggests how the NHS could better have handled WannaCry.
The Information Commissioner’s Office has reminded NHS staff about the serious consequences of prying into patients’ medical records without a valid reason, after a ‘nosy’ Essex midwifery assistant was fined.
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NHS Digital has signed a new agreement with Microsoft, which includes patches for all its current Windows devices operating XP.
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Cybersecurity round-up includes British computer expert Marcus Hutchins being released on bail and success of a Lancashire trust’s cyber campaign.