• 27 November 2020
    12:30 - 13:30

Whilst for many the WannCry global cyber attack in 2017 feels like a long time ago , the day-to-day fight to protect sensitive and valuable NHS data exists at large. Fundamentally, patient safety, privacy and trust is at risk if essential IT systems are compromised. 

NHS Digital says that the easiest way to protect yourself from cyber threats is by having a strong and varied password. 

With NHS password recommendations currently under review, threat actors, from cybercriminals to nation states, compromise more systems by using stolen credentials than they do using any other method. And it’s no surprise. Using a valid password often gives direct access to the digital goods they are after and rarely triggers any alerts. 

The era of the password must surely be coming to an end. 

In this webinar we will try to uncover why so many of us chose insecure passwords and why we may not be to blame after all. We will provide recommendations for how to choose better passwords and how to strengthen authentication to all of your on-prem and cloud based apps.

  • Find out what the most commons passwords are of all time and how we can use these to protect patients data
  • Understand why we continually chose weak passwords and why we might not be to blame
  • Learn whether current NHS password policies are sufficient to protect sensitive personal data
  • Discover new solutions for improving authentications for all of your apps

Hannah Crouch, Editor, Digital Health


  • Shauna McMahon, Chief Information Officer, Northern Lincolnshire & Goole NHS FT
  • Richard Harvey, Solutions Engineer, F5 Networks
  • David Warburton, Senior Threat Research Evangelist EMEA, F5