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Data security centre services Directions 2020

Directions given by the Secretary of State requiring the Health and Social Care Information Centre, now known as NHS Digital, to create the Data Security Centre to support health and care organisations to be more cyber resilient and respond to incidents promptly when they happen, working with the National Cyber Security Centre. 


The purpose of these Directions is to enable NHS Digital to collect and analyse information to the extent necessary for it to provide services and support that assist the health and social care sector to achieve the following security principles:

  • manage security risk
  • protect against cyber-attacks
  • detect cyber security incidents
  • minimise the impact of cyber security incidents

Learn more about this Direction

Last edited: 16 February 2021 8:43 am