Contact-tracing app U-turn ‘shouldn’t distract from wider data concerns’ -

Contact-tracing app U-turn ‘shouldn’t distract from wider data concerns’

Contact-tracing app U-turn ‘shouldn’t distract from wider data concerns’. The contact-tracing app U-turn “shouldn’t distract us” from pressing the government for clearer information on how it is using health data, a cybersecurity and privacy expert has warned. Professor Eerke Boiten, a professor in cybersecurity at De Montfort University in Leicester, raised concerns about the companies with “strong[…]

Contact-tracing app data ‘could feed into NHS Covid-19 data store’ -

Contact-tracing app data ‘could feed into NHS Covid-19 data store’

Contact-tracing app data ‘could feed into NHS Covid-19 data store’. Data collected by the NHS contact-tracing app could be fed into the health service’s Covid-19 data store, according to a government document released last week. The data protection impact assessment (DPIA) on the store, managed by controversial firm Palantir, provides the first look at how[…]

Healthcare needs a new year resolution to improve cyber-awareness -

Healthcare needs a new year resolution to improve cyber-awareness

Healthcare needs a new year resolution to improve cyber-awareness. Even though it the start of February, our cybersecurity columnist, Davey Winder, is thinking about resolutions and whether 2020 will still have “the same old security issues”. It’s a new year and I really don’t feel much like celebrating, truth be told. File me under ‘cyber-pessimist’[…]

Cybersecurity news round-up -

Cyber security news round-up

Cybersecurity news round-up. Our first cybersecurity round-up of 2020 details updates to NHSmail and advice from the National Cyber Security Centre on the use of Windows 7, after Microsoft officially ended support for the platform. Three-quarters of healthcare organisations suffered a cyber-attack in 2019 New research by data security provider Clearswift suggests that more than[…]