UK National Health Service to get cyber intelligence and risk platform

UK National Health Service to get cyber intelligence and risk platform

The National Health Service (NHS) Digital has announced its plans to develop a cyber business intelligence and risk platform for the health service as one of its plans for improving data security over the next two years.

NHS Digital’s chief information security officer Dan Pearce has announced that it should help local and arm’s length bodies in the NHS to better understand and plan for cyber risks.

Pearce also said that the capability will accompany NHS Digital’s efforts to provide best practice standards, cyber-security architectural patterns, and process and policy templates. 

“We cannot be complacent,” Pearce said. “The threat we face is growing and constantly changing, and it will require a continued and concerted effort across the health and care system to effectively combat it.”

About NHS Digital

NHS Digital is the trading name of the Health and Social Care Information Centre, which is the national provider of information, data and IT systems for commissioners, analysts and clinicians in health and social care in England.

It is tasked to provide digital services for the NHS and social care, including the management of large health informatics programmes

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