NHS must spend now to prevent devastation of ‘WannaCry 2.0’

The government must urgently pump more money into cyber securitywithin the NHS to plug gaps that render the healthcare system vulnerable to an attack more destructive than the WannaCry saga.

Although many positive steps have been taken since the 2017 attack, a lack of investment, a deficit of skills and awareness, and the use of out-dated systems are putting patients at risk, according to the white paper prepared by the Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI).

These key areas must be addressed urgently or the consequences will be “catastrophic” as the NHS increasingly relies on technology.

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Source: ITPro