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Thousands of NHS computers are still running Windows XP from beyond the grave

Two years after the WannaCry ransomware outbreak shone a light on the computer security of the UK’s National Health Service, and five years after Microsoft said it would no longer release patches ...

WhatsApp, Microsoft and Intel Chip Vulnerabilities

Quickly applying software updates (patching) to mitigate security vulnerabilities is a cornerstone of both a home and business security strategy. So it was interesting to see how the mainstream news media reported ...
Star WannaCry victim NHS to ban fax machines by 2020

Star WannaCry victim NHS to ban fax machines by 2020

The UK’s National Health Service, one of the highest-profile victims of last year’s devastating WannaCry ransomware attack, has pledged to phase out fax machines from its trusts by 2020. NHS made headlines ...

Protecting the NHS from the Consequences of Cybercrime

In recent years, the scale and scope of cyberattacks has increased dramatically. So, too, has the complexity and dynamism of organisation’s IT infrastructures. Collectively, this means that businesses have had to shift ...

Why Computer Criminals Are Targeting the NHS

We all know what happened on 12 May 2017. That’s the day when an updated version of WannaCry ransomware announced itself to the world. In a matter of days, the malware encrypted ...

Cyber Security Roundup for May 2018

I'm sure the release of the GDPR on 25th May hasn't escaped anyone's attention. After years of warnings about the EU parliament's intended tough stance on enforcing the human right to privacy ...
Hackers increasingly target patient records as HCPs do little to protect data – research

Hackers increasingly target patient records as HCPs do little to protect data – research

One in five healthcare professionals has experienced breaches of patient data, yet many also say they’re “very confident” in their facility’s ability to protect that data against theft, according to a survey ...