Information security: “NHS must take urgent steps to defend against hackers”

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Information security is back in the news. The NHS remains vulnerable to cyber-attack, and must take urgent steps to defend against threats which could risk the safety of patients, says Imperial College London.

The report, written by researchers from Imperial College London’s Institute of Global Health Innovation led by Professor the Lord Ara Darzi, suggests a combination of out-dated computer systems, lack of investment, and a deficit of skills and awareness in cyber security is placing NHS hospitals at risk.

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