More than three-quarters of the British public say they trust the NHS with their personal data despite recent privacy scares highlighted by the media.
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The national data opt-out programme has been launched, with a view to allowing people to choose how their health data is used for research and planning.
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The latest Digital Health cyber security round-up examines research warning that airports are ill-equipped to deal with attacks from cyber space, and a report that suggest businesses that operate bring your own device policies are more likely to suffer security breaches.
The Data Security and Protection Toolkit, which replaces the previous Information Governance toolkit, has been designed to be a easier way to protect patient data.
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It’s peak squeaky bum for the NHS as we approach the one year anniversary of WannaCry, which devastated hospital IT systems during the ransomware outbreak on 12 May 2017.
While our cybersecurity columnist Davey Winder has no problem with his data being held in the cloud, he is worried about this recent push to off-shored cloud services and the possibility of NHS patient data being stored outside the UK.
Security researchers have identified a hacking group that has been targeting medical equipment in hospitals across the globe, including the UK.
The Department of Health and Social Care has agreed a deal with Microsoft that will enable all NHS organisations to use Windows 10 in a bid to improve defence against future cyber attacks.
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Warnings over vulnerabilities found in Natus Medical devices features in this month’s cyber security industry round-up, alongside news that Microsoft has put a number of AI business deals on hold over fears that its technology could by exploited for nefarious purposes.