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.
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.
The potential contribution AI could make to the NHS has been frequently rehearsed – not least by the new health and social care secretary. But, asks our cyber security columnist, is enough attention being paid to the contribution it could make to improving security?
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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.
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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With the General Data Protection Regulation coming into force this Spring, and an array of legacy Microsoft systems hitting their end of support status, just where do things stand now regarding cybersecurity strategy within the NHS? Davey Winder investigates.
The recent WannaCry attack highlighted the difficulty of managing cyber security in the highly devolved English NHS system, where there is no central control of IT systems.
Could the impending implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) be the catalyst for strengthened cybersecurity in the NHS? Davey thinks so.
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust has made headlines for all the wrong reasons, after succumbing to what is probably a ransomware attack. Davey Winder says this should be wake-up call for trusts.