A freedom of information request which revealed a lack of cyber and information governance training may be something of a red herring. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t valuable work to be done on creating a cyber-qualified NHS IT workforce, our expert columnist Davey Winder argues.
WannaCry put healthcare cyber security in the headlines and on local and national priority lists. But, two years later, have lasting changes truly been made? Or has the momentum been lost? Jennifer Trueland reports.
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As NHS Digital begins the search for a new chief information security officer (CISO) after the surprise resignation of Robert Coles, our cybersecurity columnist Davey Winder muses on what qualities the recruiters should be looking for.
As 2018 draws to close and 2019 pokes its head around the corner, what does the balance sheet look like on cybersecurity and data protection? A day after his birthday, no less, expert columnist Davey Winder pushes aside the cake and party poppers to give us his take.
Matt Hancock’s musings on the importance of prevention for the nation’s health have got our expert columnist Davey Winder dreaming of a similar approach to cybersecurity – and pulling out his Star Trek analogies.
Yoshitaka Sakurada was appointed to the cabinet last month, and serves as deputy chief of the government’s cybersecurity strategy office. But when questioned by opposition politicians earlier this week, he admitted he’s never used a computer.
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.
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.
Experts have been raising concerns about health app security for some time. And, according to our cybersecurity columnist, the new national drive for greater use of apps doesn’t mitigate those worries – it may in fact compound them.
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