NHS Criticised For Not Improving Security A Year On From WannaCry

The UK government and NHS are facing criticism from MPs for failing to implement security measures a year on from WannaCry. Tony Pepper, CEO at Egress commented below. 

Tony Pepper, CEO at Egress: 

Tony Pepper“It is deeply concerning that little progress has been made to improve security in healthcare in the past year. WannaCry was, quite literally, a big shock to the system but given the state that the NHS’s security was in, an incident on that scale was inevitable. WannaCry was not the most sophisticated attack – it was just the first at that level – and, given today’s statements, I’d bet that cyber criminals are working on developing new malicious tactics to outpace safeguards. The NHS cannot afford to drag its feet. Not only is the healthcare industry at risk of becoming a big bullseye for cyber criminals but on a more fundamental level, poor data practices can put the public’s sensitive information at risk day-to-day of misuse, employee errors, and accidental leaks.”

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