Tagged Cyber Security

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How to combat cyber-crime in healthcare

Digital Health Age continues its look at cyber-crime with Rob Embers, chief commercial officer at information security specialist Dionach, writing about the steps needed by healthcare organisations if they are to improve their “cyber-hygiene”. One of the key topics of this year’s UK Health Show, held at ExCeL in London on 25-26 September, is cyber-security…

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How healthcare providers can prepare for the next WannaCry

Shalen Sehgal, managing director, Crises Control, writes about how healthcare organisations can prepare for cyber-attacks and mitigate their damaging effects. The WannaCry attack which took place in May 2017 was a global event, hitting 150 countries worldwide. But it was a particularly significant event for UK healthcare providers, with more than a third of NHS…

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NHS Digital teams up with IBM to boost cyber security

NHS Digital has teamed up with the artificial intelligence group IBM in a partnership that aims to improve the organisation’s cyber and data security. The three-year partnership will help enhance the NHS’ data security and cyber security response and also provide additional defence against increasingly threats. The additional services will expand NHS Digital’s existing Cyber…

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New cyber-threat to healthcare identified

Almost a year after the devastating WannaCry attack badly affected NHS organisations, a new threat to healthcare has been identified by software company Symantec. Symantec states that an attack group dubbed Orangeworm is deploying Kwampirs malware in a targeted campaign against the healthcare sector and related industries. Kwampirs is a backdoor Trojan that provides attackers…

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