New framework to protect NHS against cyber threats

A new framework has been launched to help the NHS and wider public sector manage cyber risks.

Councils lacking a consistent view of cyber security

New government research has found inconsistencies across local authorities as to what cyber security is.

Millions of patients benefiting from remote consultations

Millions of patients have been getting expert support from family doctors from the comfort of their own homes while the NHS responds to coronavirus

Cyber criminals will use coronavirus tracing app for attacks

Half of the UK public surveyed about the Covid-19 tracing app do not trust the government to keep their information safe.

The government has published guidance to keep people and children safe online while working and learning from home during the COVID-19 crisis.

The Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced measures to keep disadvantaged pupils connected while learning from home during the coronavirus pandemic.

 The British Army will be deploying two experts to combat the spread of harmful, false and misleading information.

£2.6 million is being made available to fund a number of projects to develop hi-tech solutions to the challenges caused by the coronavirus response

New powers for councils to hold public meetings remotely

Local authorities have been handed new powers to hold public meetings virtually by using video or telephone conferencing technology.

Surge in the number of people using NHS tech

Research shows that 38 per cent of people have increased their use of NHS technology since the start of the coronavirus outbreak.

'Digital Access Fund' needed so children can get online

The IPPR is calling for an emergency 'Digital Access Fund' to provide tablets or other digital devices to households where children cannot get onli

Crack down on false coronavirus information online

The government has announced that specialist units are working at pace to combat false and misleading narratives about coronavirus.

Regular support via NHS text message

People staying at home suffering with suspected coronavirus symptoms will get regular check-ins from a new NHS messaging service.

Coronavirus info service launched on WhatsApp

The government has launched a coronavirus information service on WhatsApp, to provide trustworthy information regarding the outbreak.

Cyber attacks have become more evolved and frequent

The extent of cyber security threats in the UK has not diminished, but the threat is actually found to have evolved and become more frequent.

NCSC issues cyber advice as home working rises

Organisations are being urged to follow cyber security best practice guidance in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.