Digital Security in Healthcare: Improving Cyber Resilience & Securing Data


The WannaCry cyber attack in May 2017 was a wake-up call for the NHS and the Department of Health and Social Care. 20,000 hospital appointments and operations were cancelled, and disruption was widespread. The Public Accounts Committee has said that although lessons have been learned since, it is a matter of "when, not if" another attack occurs. Indeed, there is much work still to be done; in April, all 200 hospitals and other NHS organisations that have been tested with cybersecurity checks have failed. 

Join this Westminster Briefing event and learn what can be done to improve cyber resilience and data security in your area. Get up to standard with data security regulations and improve your service's resilience to future cyber attacks. 

Key Issues to be Addressed:

  • Comprehensive overview of current and emerging policy on cyber security and data protection in healthcare
  • “When, not if”: Learning from past attacks and preparing for the next one
  • Prioritising resources: what can be done in the short-term to reduce IT vulnerabilities?
  • Ensuring staff have the necessary knowledge to help mitigate cyber attacks and data breaches
  • Addressing infrastructure weaknesses: improving anti-virus protection and upgrading firewalls
  • Meeting Data Security and Protection Regulations and GDPR Requirements
  • Securing the handling of sensitive clinical data and clinical correspondence
  • After an attack: learning lessons after a security breach
  • Good practice case studies of prevention and response
  • How are other organisations improving their digital security?
  • Learning lessons from examples of success
  • Preparing for the future

About the Event:

In the morning session you will receive a comprehensive overview of current and emerging policy on cyber security and data protection in healthcare. Learn how best to prepare for future attacks, improve your service's resilience and ensure that you are meeting the latest data security requirements.

In the afternoon session, you will hear good practice case studies from peers across the country and learn how other organisations are improving their digital security. Learn lessons from examples of success, and hear what measures you ought to be taking to prepare for the future

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

Who Should Attend?

Delegates should attend if they have an interest in, or a responsibility for working to improve their service's cyber and data security. This will include, for example: Heads of IT, Digital Leaders, Technology Leads, Digital Security Leads, Data Protection Managers, Transformation and Change Managers, CIOs, Chief Executives and Deputy Chief Executives, NHS Digital etc.


For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

Wednesday 22nd August 2018

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Event will be located in Central London, exact location TBC.

Early Bird Discount: 10% off all bookings until 29 June


Charities/Not-for-Profit | 1 Place: £195 | 2+ Places: £145 each


Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each


Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each


Above prices exclude VAT

Background Quote

"There’s clearly much more that needs to be done. The NHS has made improvements since the WannaCry attack last year, but one of the challenges in cyber security is that the criminals and the malicious actors who are trying to harm our cyber security are moving fast, and you have to run to stay still" - Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

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