Critical NHS Cyber Security Checks Suspended Due To Coronavirus Response

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Mar 23, 2020 03:37 am PST

As reported by ITPro, NHS Trusts have been granted a six-month delay to completing crucial cyber security resilience checks while resources are rechanneled into handling the coronavirus outbreak. The health service’s recently established digital transformation body NHSX has given organisations a reprieve to complete their annual cyber security checklists so it doesn’t interfere with the healthcare service’s COVID-19 response plans.

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Jake Moore
Jake Moore , Global Cyber Security Advisor
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March 23, 2020 11:38 am

Attackers will not stop at anything, and if the NHS take their eye of the ball with cyber defences, they naturally open up opportunities to cyber attackers.

Cyber security resilience checks are crucial at any time but now more than ever with a pandemic. Threat actors will continue to strike where they see a vulnerability, however, at times like these, people are your best defence, and groups such as Cyber Volunteers 19 are born.

People coming together to help support industries including healthcare organisations is an excellent move to help combat the possible surge in attacks.

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