UK Government announces £500,000 to bolster healthcare cyber security

Medical suppliers and primary care providers are encouraged to apply for a slice of £500,000 to improve their cyber security.

The initiative will cover all consultancy and certification costs for “hundreds” of the country’s healthcare firms.

Announcing the funding at London Tech Week digital infrastructure minister, Matt Warman, said: “We know there is a heightened cyber threat for healthcare businesses at the moment so we are releasing new funding to help those playing a vital role in the pandemic response to remain resilient.

“I also urge all organisations to sign up to the government’s Cyber Essentials programme which contains a number of simple steps firms can take to get the fundamentals of good cyber security in place.”

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Source: Digital Health