Every NHS trust has failed tests for cyber security

As part of a parliamentary hearing on the WannaCry attack which disrupted parts of the NHS last year, the Department of Health has said all 200 trusts have failed to meet the standard required for cyber security.

Despite increases in security provision, NHS Digital said that trusts were still failing to meet cyber security standards, with deputy chief executive Rob Shaw telling the Commons’ Public Accounts Committee that some trusts have a ‘considerable amount’ of work to do to meet the standard set by the national data guardian, Dame Fiona Caldicott.

On 12 May 2017, the WannaCry attack infected machines at 81 NHS trusts, as well as computers at nearly 600 GP surgeries.

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