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Improving cyber security in the NHS.

by Ghafur, Saira; Fontana, Gianluca; Martin, Guy; Grass, Emilia; Goodman, Jonathan; Darzi, Ara.Imperial College London. Institute of Global Health Innovation.
Publisher: Imperial College, London ; 2019.Description: 38p.Summary: This White Paper from the Institute of Global Health Innovation finds that the NHS remains vulnerable to cyber-attack, and must take urgent steps to defend against threats that could risk the safety of patients. It outlines a number of key measures for NHS trusts to implement in order to increase cyber resilience. These initiatives include: employing cyber security professionals in their IT teams; building ‘fire-breaks’ into their systems to allow certain segments to become isolated if infected with a computer virus; and having clear communication systems so staff know where to get help and advice on cyber security..Subject(s): cyber security | information technology | data protection | computer viruses | electronic patient records | patient safety | health services | accountability | governance | risk management
Digital copyAvailability: Online access | Online access Note: ; Digital health - Centre for Health Policy. List(s) this item appears in: Patient safety in the NHS [September 2023]
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This White Paper from the Institute of Global Health Innovation finds that the NHS remains vulnerable to cyber-attack, and must take urgent steps to defend against threats that could risk the safety of patients. It outlines a number of key measures for NHS trusts to implement in order to increase cyber resilience. These initiatives include: employing cyber security professionals in their IT teams; building ‘fire-breaks’ into their systems to allow certain segments to become isolated if infected with a computer virus; and having clear communication systems so staff know where to get help and advice on cyber security.

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