Data and cyber security news

UPDATED Statement on reported NHS cyber-attack - 13 May

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.

Recent ransomware attack not known to have affected any NHS system

13 July 2017: CareCert advisory publishes reassurance that health and care systems appear to be unaffected.

NHS Digital to procure new specialist security services

9 March 2018: NHS Digital is expanding our pool of contracted suppliers to provide a range of specialist security service support.

Latest guidance for NHS on protecting against cyber attack

Last updated 18 May 2017: Get the latest information and guidance from NHS Digital's Data Security Centre on the cyber attack on the NHS on 12 May 2017.

UPDATE: Cyber security incident - 14 May

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.

New cyber security service to boost NHS protection

27 November 2017: NHS Digital has today announced a £20m project to boost its ability to support the NHS with its data security.

NHS Digital confirms national services unaffected by cyber attack on NHS

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.

CareCERT uses SMS alerts to boost NHS communications for cyber incidents

23 November, 2017: NHS Digital has established an additional effective system to deliver essential cyber security updates across the whole NHS.