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NHS Digital has launched the new Data Security and Protection Toolkit, replacing the previous Information Governance Toolkit, to help keep patient information safe.
The WannaCry cyber incident was a global attack on an unprecedented scale. While it was not directly targeted at the NHS it had a major impact on health and care.
Unsupported Microsoft systems in the NHS will be a thing of the past under new plans announced today to strengthen resilience against cyber-attacks as part of a new multi-million deal with Microsoft.
9 March 2018: NHS Digital is expanding our pool of contracted suppliers to provide a range of specialist security service support.
27 November 2017: NHS Digital has today announced a £20m project to boost its ability to support the NHS with its data security.
23 November, 2017: NHS Digital has established an additional effective system to deliver essential cyber security updates across the whole NHS.
13 July 2017: CareCert advisory publishes reassurance that health and care systems appear to be unaffected.
16 May 2017: None of the national services provided by NHS Digital to England's health and care system have been infected by Friday's cyber attack.
Our Data Security Centre continues to work around the clock alongside the National Cyber Security Centre, to support NHS organisations that have reported any issues related to this cyber attack.
13 May 2017: We are continuing to work around the clock to support NHS organisations that have reported any issue due to yesterday's cyber-attack.