Patching up NHS cybersecurity: five lessons to be learned Earlier this month, the NHS was hit by the largest cyber incident in its short digital history. The incident led to significant disruption of services for several days, with networks and email shut down as a precaution to contain the spread to vulnerable PCs. Ambulances were diverted from some trusts struggling to cope without IT systems in their emergency departments.
In the days following the attack, many have been quick to point the finger: at managers, at the national bodies, and at government. Laying blame is easy, but the harder task is to learn from the errors so that we can reduce the likelihood and limit the damage of similar incidents in the future. So what lessons are there for the NHS and government? The King's Fund