The last few years have seen an influx of new technologies being used in healthcare. With this digital evolution comes a wealth of opportunities for advancement, from the development of medical technology to care provision.
However, great opportunities present great risks. As our reliance on data and technology grows, so do cyber attacks. In recent years, the number and severity of cyber attacks against healthcare systems and hospitals has drastically increased.
Cyber security awareness and reliable IT infrastructure must be prioritised and woven into the structural fabric of the NHS. Given its essential role to the entire population, the NHS simply cannot afford to be vulnerable to attacks. It is vital that the public know that their health and data are in safe hands.