This Digital Health News industry round-up includes the findings of a study into ransomware and a video conferencing solution for collaboration.
The National Cyber Security Centre’s annual review found it supported 777 cyber incidents in the past year – with 20% of them relating to the health sector.
With threats on the rise, Sectra’s Chris Scarisbrick considers the cyber security landscape including how far cloud adoption can help the NHS.
Cyber Security 1
According to a message on its website, the Dubai branch of Moorfields Eye Hospital has been subject to an “IT security incident” which affected its servers.
In his June column for Digital Health, Davey Winder gives his thoughts on the on-going incident happening in the Republic of Ireland.
The Irish government has said it is aware of the risk that health data stolen in an on-going cyber incident “may be abused by criminals”.
Health IT services in the Republic of Ireland have remained switched off following a “significant ransomware attack” which was announced on May 14.
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In his first column in 2021, Davey Winder explores the evolution of ransomware and why cyber criminals are looking towards tailored attacks.
Making it into our round-up of cyber security news this month is research warning of the security risks posed by companies in the NHS supply chain and a ransomware attack on a French hospital.
Digital Health’s latest cyber security round-up covers ransomware attacks at three hospitals in Alabama, and calls for more CISO involvement in vendor procurement.