Health and Care Cyber Security from WannaCry to Covid19

29mar12:15 pm12:40 pmHealth and Care Cyber Security from WannaCry to Covid19Alex Harris, Head of NHS and Social Care Cyber Risk, NHSX12:15 pm - 12:40 pm(GMT+00:00)

Event Details

The WannaCry ransomware attack is the biggest ever cyber incident suffered in the UK; its immediate effects saw scores of NHS bodies forced to suspend non-emergency procedures while, in the mid-term, there was a greatly increased focus on the security of IT systems, particularly the widespread use of legacy operating systems. But what has the long-term effect been? This panel discussion will examine how the lasting impacts on the NHS – both big and small – of the UK’s largest ever cyber assault.

  • What was learned, and what could have been done differently?
  • Has WannaCry changed the way staff across all disciplines are educated and prepared for security incidents?
  • Has there been an impact on the use of patient data?
  • Are tech upgrade and procurement policies in place to ensure systems are up to date?
  • How would the NHS of 2022 cope with a major cyber incident?



March 29, 2022 12:15 pm - 12:40 pm(GMT+00:00)