New report on cyber security in social care published

New report on cyber security in social care published

A new report has been published exploring cyber security in social care and how the adult social care sector uses technology. It identifies good practice as well as any data security risks. The report was commissioned by the Care Provider Alliance, Local Government Association and the Department of Health and Social Care. The report was written by the Institute of Public Care at Oxford Brookes University (IPC).

This report identifies the common, key risks that providers face. It also considers the effectiveness of existing support for providers, and the changes needed nationally and locally to systems and support to maintain cyber security and good information governance.

IPC’s research took place from October 2018 until March 2019 in three local authority areas:

  1. North Yorkshire
  2. Central Bedfordshire
  3. Greenwich.

It included a representative sample of care providers of all types, sizes and levels of use of technology.  IPC has also published five case studies, written in collaboration with participating providers. These illustrate some of the good practice in data and cyber security that was found.

The full report can be found here.

Learn more about cyber security in adult social care.

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