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.

Healthcare sees two-fold increase in security incidents in 2017, McAfee says

Newest McAfee report indicates healthcare remains a ‘hot target’ for cyber criminals

Connected health devices pose increasing cyber threats, experts warn

Connected health devices that are linked up to computer networks could be used to hack entire systems, experts caution

Systems back up and running at Cambridge University Hospitals following IT disruption

The trust had to divert ambulances and cancel elective operations due to problems with its computer network


Reports of health data breaches increase by 22% in Q3 of 2017, ICO figures show

Data posted, faxed or sent by email to the wrong recipients and loss or theft of paperwork are among the three main types of data breaches reported in Q3 of 2017.

NCSC blocks more than 746,000 NHS phishing emails in one month

The National Cyber Security Centre has released a 'One Year On' report on the Active Cyber Defence programme...

NHS Digital should appoint a national Chief Information and Security Officer, review finds

The newly-released ‘lessons learned’ review of the WannaCry incident sets out a series of recommendations to strengthen cyber resilience across the service in England.

Public Accounts Committee launches inquiry into WannaCry attack

The Public Accounts Committee will examine the WannaCry attack in a new inquiry as the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport releases the response to a consultation launched in 2017 to shape implementation of the Security of Network and Information Systems directive.

NHS Digital signs new deal with Microsoft to boost cyber-resilience

"This deal will further bolster protection against cyber security issues in the NHS,” said Dan Taylor, NHS Digital’s Director of Security...

A look at cybersecurity across the NHS after the WannaCry attack

The government is investing £4.2bn to support the adoption of digital technology across the NHS over the five years up to 2020, but how much of that is going into strengthening cyber defence capabilities?

NHS Digital aims to improve cyber incident communications

After issuing a £20m tender for a new Security Operations Centre, NHS Digital introduces new SMS alerts for CareCERT updates to improve cyber defence across health and care organisations.

NHS Digital issues £20m tender for Security Operations Centre

According to the tender notice, the new centre will drive standardisation of processes under a ‘single unified’ Security Operating Model.

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

The £21m cybersecurity capital fund was announced by the Department of Health in July this year after the WannaCry attack as a response to the Care Quality Commission and Caldicott reviews from 2016.

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



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