Data protection and cyber security elearning for care workers
Date: Tuesday 12 December 2023
UPDATED 5 JULY 2022
This message advises on how care providers can protect themselves against the elevated cyber threat from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and highlights the available Better Security, Better Care support you can access for free to help towards greater cyber resilience.
You will be aware of the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. Cyber attacks, which may have international consequences, are being deployed as part of this. While the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is not aware of any current specific threats to UK organisations in relation to events in and around Ukraine, there has been an historical pattern of cyber attacks on Ukraine with international consequences.
In light of the continuing heightened cyber threat from Russia, the NCSC published new guidance on 5 July 2022 on Maintaining a sustainable strengthened cyber security posture. A press release can be found here. The aim is to help organisations to avoid staff burnout during an extended period of heightened cyber threat.
NHS Transformation Directorate (formerly NHSX) and Digital Social Care recommend that all care providers follow this advice:
Any care provider in England can access free cyber security support from the Better Security, Better Care programme, including implementing any of the advice above. In the first instance, you should contact your Local Support Organisation. Details are available here.
We will be keeping up to speed with developments, so we recommend that you follow us on Twitter for updates.
(Original message posted 11 February 2022, updated 25 February 2022, 1 March 2022, 6 April 2022 and 5 July 2022)Back to News