A white paper written by researchers from Imperial College London’s Institute of Global Health Innovation says fresh investment is “urgently needed” to defend against threats that could put the safety of patients at risk.
Dr Barney Gilbert told Digital Health that “very few” NHS workers would be aware of the guidance for using apps like WhatsApp to quickly share patient data.
It was unclear if the 100 NHS boards that had completed their training were of the 236 hospital trusts in England or of primary care NHS organisations.
Hackers are turning towards hidden HTTPs tunnels that appear as normal encrypted web traffic to target healthcare organisations, research suggests.
Internet of Things (IoT) devices were identified as the weakest link in an IT network, according to research from software technologies company Check Point.
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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.
The Department of Health and Social Care’s latest update on cyber resilience in health and care suggests WannaCry cost the service £20m during the attack, with an additional £72m of costs in the aftermath.
One of the alleged perpetrators behind 2017’s WannaCry ransomware attack on the NHS has been charged by US officials, according to reports.
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This month our cybersecurity columnist wonders whether upgrading devices to Windows 10 will improve cyber-resilience and confront the serious security challenges faced by NHS trusts.
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.