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Coronavirus cyber security threat and support

The latest cyber threats to health and care - support available from NHS Digital's Data Security Centre.

Coronavirus cyber threat assessment

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) advisory

The advice states that Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) actors are targeting organisations involved in the response to coronavirus, exploiting the pandemic as part of their cyber operations.


NCSC - weekly threat reports and advice and guidance

NHS Digital cyber alerts

NHS Digital advise that organisations remain vigilant, follow guidance and ensure vulnerabilities are patched and remediated as quickly as possible. 

We will continue to notify organisations of threats through the normal channels, and you can see current threats on our alerts page. 


Data Security Centre – cyber security support and services

COVID-19 cyber security support

The Data Security Centre have enhanced existing services and launched new support for organisations in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. 


Cyber and data security

The Data Security Centre continues to provide a range of other services, advice and guidance which help organisations to improve cyber security.


Last edited: 8 January 2021 8:29 am