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Introduction

The WannaCry ransomware attack has quickly become notorious after infecting more than 200,000 systems across 150 countries. The event should serve as a timely reminder to healthcare providers globally to review their approach to security.

Highlights

  • Cyber-attacks are a growing global issue for healthcare providers.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand why NHS trusts were so badly hit by the WannaCry ransomware attack.
  • Understand the UK government's approach to cybersecurity.

Key questions answered

  • Why has the UK been so badly hit this time?
  • What can government do to help counter cyber-attacks?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Cyber-attacks are a growing global issue for healthcare providers
  • So why has the UK been so badly hit this time?
  • What can government do to help counter cyber-attacks?
  • Institutions need to take a broad view of security weaknesses and threats

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Author

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