Accessing confidential patient data from the NHS is a very real risk. It doesnt take a security expert to get a hold of records, all it takes is a pair of eyes. Read the infographic to find out how the HealthCare Sector is inadvertently breaching patient confidentiality and what can be done to prevent this.
Saving Your Legal Firm From A Costly Data Breach
Posted On 09/10/14
A number of leading legal industry authorities – including the Law Society and Bar Council – have begun to recognize the issues that data insecurity across the sector poses. But what steps can your law firm take to stay compliant with the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s requirement that client confidentiality be protected to the greatest degree possible.
Data security in the legal sector is an increasing priority with a growing number of members of the legal profession being reported to the Information Commisioners Office for data protection issues. And with the potential consequences and fines for losing confidential information being so severe, it’s important to ensure all devices are adequately protected.
Data Security In The Healthcare Sector
Posted On 20/10/14
Data security in the healthcare sector is a growing issue, with an increasing number of breaches of the Data Protection Act being reported to the Information Commissioners Office. The ICO has the ability to serve a monetary penalty of up to £500,000 for a serious breach of the Data Protection Act.
James Pickles had taken confidential and sensitive information when he left his employer and moved to a competitor. He had resigned from Jordons Solicitors in Yorkshire and it was discovered he had forwarded on six emails that contained the information of over 100 people and included workload lists, file notes and template documents.
NHS Should Be Aware Of Threats To Data Security
Posted On 06/11/14
A new report has raised concerns that the NHS and local government don’t have a full understanding of the implications surrounding data security threats. The National Audit Office’s (NAO’s) National Cyber Security programme aims to tackle cyber crime and make the UK one of the safest places in the world for business.