NHS Digital reveals £20m new cyber security centre


The NHS has revealed a major investment in its cybersecurity protection as it looks to remain safe from the latest online threats.

NHS Digital has today unveiled a new £20m Security Operations Centre aimed at improving the service’s online protection across the country.

The centre will include what NHS Digital said would be, ‘a national, near real-time monitoring and alerting service that covers the whole health and care system.

This will also include a group of so-called ‘ethical hackers’, who will constantly look to probe the NHS’ digital defences to try and spot any weaknesses or vulnerabilities.

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Source: ITProPortal