Looking back and reaching forwards on cybersecurity

What does the 2018 balance sheet look like on cybersecurity and data protection for the NHS as we enter 2019?

While, thankfully, the past 12 months haven’t brought another cybersecurity incident of WannaCry proportions, that’s no reason to start the new year celebrations just yet. The reality is that health remains a highly valuable sector to cyber criminals, and so highly targeted by them. And while the number of data security incidents has remained largely flat, that doesn’t necessarily equate to a good performance. In my final column for the year, I thought I’d look back at just three security areas within the health sector that have caught my attention during 2018, but which also offer some hope as we look forward to 2019.

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