NHS Digital’s first cyber security chief to resign after three months in role


NHS Digital’s first chief information security officer, a role established after the WannaCry ransomware attack, has resigned after just three months in the role.

In a memo to staff at NHS Digital, seen by Digital Health News, it was announced that Robert Coles would be stepping down from the role for personal reasons.

Coles, the former security chief at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), was appointed in September and started the job in October, tasked with devising an organisational-wide cyber security strategy for NHS Digital in the wake of incidents like WannaCry.

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Source: NHE