NHS Digital expands cyber security toolkit with new free services for trusts

NHS organisations will be offered free cyber security services from NHS Digital’s Data Security Centre through a new agreement with Accenture. NHS Digital will provide hospital trusts and other NHS care providers with a range of new perimeter security services Read More …

NHS must spend now to prevent devastation of ‘WannaCry 2.0’

The government must urgently pump more money into cyber securitywithin the NHS to plug gaps that render the healthcare system vulnerable to an attack more destructive than the WannaCry saga. Although many positive steps have been taken since the 2017 attack, a Read More …

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 Read More …

Retro tech leaves NHS open to cyber-attacks, say researchers

Hackers could gain access to NHS networks by exploiting vulnerabilities in fax machines, security researchers have suggested. Staff at Check Point Software discovered exploits in widely-used fax machines that enable hackers to spread malware through a malicious image file. Malware can Read More …

Two arrested after packages containing mystery fluid delivered to hospitals

Counter-terror officers are investigating after several suspicious packages containing unknown fluids were sent to hospitals across the UK. Metropolitan Police said they were alerted to reports of the packages being received and were now assessing them. However, they said none Read More …