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60% of NHS Trusts still use Windows XP

Despite warnings from the Government to the NHS about the vulnerabilities of old software, a freedom of information (FOI) request has revealed that over 60% of NHS Trusts are still using some form Windows XP. Digital Health Age issued a freedom of information request to 144 NHS Trusts asking how many endpoints within the Trusts…

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The state of a digital NHS in 2017

2017 appeared to be the year where digital technology really came to the forefront in the healthcare sector. Whilst promises of a digital revolution have been circulating for a while now, this year projects in healthcare showed that digital technologies can make a real difference in how we approach healthcare. At the Health and Care…

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Digital security MOTs: what do healthcare providers need to know?

Craig Johnson from digital agency Kagool talks about why healthcare providers need to constantly assess their cyber-security measures. The healthcare industry is increasingly opening itself up to the risk of hacking and ransomware due to its innovation in digital devices and data storage. In May 2017, the NHS was victim to a huge cyber-attack which crippled…

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Government releases strategy for cyber-security

The government has launched a strategy on cyber-security in response to recent technological changes and the growing awareness surrounding the threat of cyber-attacks. The Interim Cyber Security Science & Technology Strategy: Future-Proofing Cyber Security report identifies which technologies will have the most impact on cyber-security and develops policies to help the UK keep up with threats of…

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NHS Digital to invest £20 million in cyber-defence

NHS Digital has announced a £20 million project that is aiming to provide cyber-defence services for the NHS. The Security Operations Centre was announced as a way to offer enhanced monitoring of national services and allow NHS Digital to offer advice to local NHS organisations. The investment will allow NHS Digital to develop a monitoring…

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