NHS Digital will go to tender for a new national cyber security system in response to critical internal review, that recommended strengthening cyber security |via HSJ
The agency charged with protecting the NHS from cyber attacks is planning to build a new ‘security operations centre’. NHS Digital has published a request for information, seeking a “strategic partner” to improve its cyber security both internally and as part of its services across the NHS.
The partner would help build a security operations centre to bring together and improve many of NHS Digital’s “disparate” cyber services, including detecting threats, responding quickly and educating trusts.
The new system would provide a more advanced, data analytics driven threat intelligence service, designed to catch cyberattacks early. Further details of the enhanced cybersecurity set up are expected later in the year, when NHS Digital goes out to tender.
The new centre is expected to be up and running by spring 2018.
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