Cyber-security

Part of Cabinet Office and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 5th July 2017.

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Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Cabinet Office) 12:00 am, 5th July 2017

My hon. Friend raises a really important issue. The impact of WannaCry was felt by the NHS as a result of a legacy of some unsupported IT systems and inconsistent software patching. NHS Digital is taking a proactive approach to ensure that security patches are applied promptly, and the National Cyber Security Centre has provided expert guidance to CareCERT and is supporting individual NHS trusts and organisations in their migration from unsupported systems.