Device connectivity, as fascinating as it is, brings with itself further risks. As the WannaCry attack forced the NHS to accept a harsh reality, this hub will give you the latest on ransomware, data breaches and CareCERT’s efforts to strengthen cyber defence across the UK’s health service.

NHS Digital aims to improve cyber incident communications

CareCERT updates can now be sent through SMS alerts

NHS Digital issues £20m tender for Security Operations Centre

New centre to ‘enhance’ NHS Digital’s CareCERT services

Trauma centres to receive the £21m cybersecurity funding promised by end of 2017

NHS works on improving cyber defence capabilities


Barts Health ‘badly affected by WannaCry right across the estate’

Barts Health struggles with ‘very challenging’ IT infrastructure acquired after the 2012 merger of three trusts.

North Korea denies launching the WannaCry cyber attack

Security Minister Ben Wallace said last week in an interview for the BBC the UK is ‘as sure as possible’ North Korea was behind the WannaCry cyber attack.

Security minister says North Korea was behind the WannaCry attack

Ben Wallace, Security Minister, told the BBC North Korea was the ‘hostile state’ behind the global WannaCry attack from May this year.

NHS & Department of Health warned to ‘get their act together’ after National Audit Office WannaCry investigation

National Audit Office investigation into the WannaCry attack finds NHS organisations ‘had tended to overestimate’ their readiness to deal with cyber attacks.

High-profile London plastic surgery clinic hit by cyber attack

Metropolitan Police launches investigation after hackers target top cosmetic clinic in London.

WannaCry attack ‘biggest test of the year’ for NCSC

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has issued its first annual review, with statistics indicating more than 1,000 cyber incidents have been reported thus far.

Health data breaches reports increase by 11% in Q1 of 2017

New figures from the Information Commissioner’s Office point to an increase in health data breaches reported in the first quarter of 2017.

Finances and staff shortages are top concerns for the NHS

Exclusive survey reveals increasing worries about the ability of the NHS to cope.

NHS ‘will be hit by more cyber attacks’

Cybersecurity is a top concern for healthcare management professionals an exclusive survey reveals, and the threats are expected to increase
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CCG warns patients to remain vigilant as IT supplier deals with computer virus

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Ransomware attack disrupts services at NHS Lanarkshire

DCMS warns poor cybersecurity could lead to £17m fines


More than £105,000 in bitcoin removed from WannaCry wallets

Study finds up to 60 per cent of healthcare organisations use more than six vendors for cybersecurity

82 per cent of NHS trusts spent £260m on new PCs in less than four years

Claims emerge that former Bupa employee was trying to sell one million records on the black market


WannaCry attack: emergency measures cost NHS Digital and NHS England £180,000 from internal budgets


NHS Digital worked with over 20 suppliers during WannaCry attack, interim CEO reveals

Gateshead Health NHS FT deploys Imprivata solution

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WannaCry attack: National Audit Office to release outcome of investigation into NHS impact this autumn

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WannaCry attack: ‘Communication from NHS England could have been better coordinated’

McNeil: Health is the most hacked data system in the world now

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WannaCry attack: NHS Digital Interim CEO says NHS ‘could do better’

BBC Horizon programme sheds light on WannaCry attack

Functional NHS computers ‘rarer and more precious than gold dust’



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