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 …

Managing the Risk of IT-OT Convergence

Why manufacturing and logistics are especially challenged. A few years ago, it wasn’t easy getting executives on board with the concept of operational technology (OT) security. Having finally come around to acknowledging the need for information technology (IT) security, boards Read More …

Researchers find Stuxnet, Mirai, WannaCry lurking in industrial USB drives

Removal storage and USB thumb drives are a serious security incident waiting to happen, new research suggests. When we consider threats to our industrial systems, specifically crafted malware, such as the Industroyer strain which cut off the power to the city of Read More …

Japan and China wake up to global ‘ransomware’ cyberattack while Microsoft slams US government

Japan and China have fallen victim of a global “ransomware” cyberattack that has created chaos in 150 countries as Microsoft pinned blame on the US government for not disclosing more software vulnerabilities. The initial attack, known as “WannaCry,” paralyzed more than 200,000 computers, including Read More …