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“Large disparity in cyber security skills and spending across NHS Trusts” reveals Redscan Freedom of Information requests

Redscan has announced the results of a series of Freedom of Information (FoI) requests submitted to NHS Trusts across the UK. The penetration testing, threat detection and incident response specialist has found that, on average, NHS Trusts have just one member of staff on the...
Posted On 11 Dec 2018
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Meeting the Requirements of the GDPR: Going Beyond Digital

Since the European Union’s inception of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May, a strong emphasis has been placed on the digital security of organisations. However, should organisations be neglecting the paper-based documents upon which so many departments...
Posted On 03 Dec 2018
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Combating Daily Security Threats Within the Healthcare Sector

Last year, we witnessed one of the most aggressive ransomware attacks on healthcare institutions around the world. WannaCry went viral on 12 May, causing widespread disruption to global IT systems and raising serious questions about the preparedness of the National Health Service...
Posted On 12 Sep 2018
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North Korean programmer linked by US authorities to WannaCry cyber attack on UK

A man has been named by US authorities as being involved in the 2017 WannaCry cyber attack, which affected the NHS and many other organisations across the UK. Park Jin Hyok, a North Korean programmer, has been charged by the US as a participant and member of the group which...
Posted On 07 Sep 2018
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“Organisations struggling with cyber security should learn from NHS guidance” urges Databarracks

Organisations struggling to improve their cyber security defences should take note of the recommendations proposed by a House of Commons Select Committee report into last year’s WannaCry ransomware epidemic. That’s according to Peter Groucutt, managing director of...
Posted On 22 May 2018
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National Cyber Security Centre prevents “thousands of attacks” in first 12 months of operations

A 44-page report marking the first anniversary of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has shone light on the vital work the organisation has already conducted to make the UK a safe place in the online world. The NCSC, which is part of GCHQ*, brought together elements of its...
Posted On 03 Oct 2017
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NHS Protect’s Forensic Computing Unit praised for helping to solve £12 million divert frauds

Lincolnshire Police has moved to publicly acknowledge the central role played by NHS Protect’s Forensic Computing Unit in bringing an organised crime group to justice – ten members of which were sentenced on Friday 23 June at Leicester Crown Court – as a result of...
Posted On 10 Jul 2017
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University College London hit by ransomware attack following May’s WannaCry episode

Only a month after the WannaCry attack that affected around 250,000 networks across the world, it seems that ransomware is back in the headlines again with an attack on University College London, one of the largest universities in the UK with over 10,000 employees and nearly...
Posted On 16 Jun 2017
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Security industry responds to WannaCry ransomware attack affecting 200,000-plus victims

At the tail end of last week, the National Health Service (NHS) was among those organisations hit by IT failures resulting from the significant WannaCry cyber attack, with NHS Trusts and hospitals in London, Blackburn, Nottingham, Cumbria and Hertfordshire all affected. Some GP...
Posted On 16 May 2017
Tony Porter QPM LLB: Surveillance Camera Commissioner
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Surveillance Camera Commissioner launches National Surveillance Camera Strategy for England and Wales

Following on from a detailed consultation process that began last October, Tony Porter QPM LLB – the Surveillance Camera Commissioner at the Home Office – has launched a National Surveillance Camera Strategy for England and Wales with the specific aim of helpin...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017
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