Cybercrime: Third Sector

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 18th July 2017.

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Photo of Tommy Sheppard Tommy Sheppard Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Scotland), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (House of Lords)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how the National Crime Agency, the National Cyber Security Centre and other relevant agencies are identifying and helping to address the cyber security vulnerabilities of third sector health providers.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Cabinet Office)

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has a key objective to understand the cyber security environment, share knowledge, and use that expertise to identify and address systematic vulnerabilities.

The NCSC provides guidance to organisations on how to protect themselves from cyber attack, and CareCERT was established in 2015 to provide national cyber support services for the health and care system. It is delivered by NHS Digital, working with the NCSC.

The National Crime Agency (NCA) leads the law enforcement response to cyber crime, including the recent 'WannaCry' cyber attacks, working with NCSC and partners across Policing to identify cyber criminals and bring them to justice.

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