BCS is here to Make IT Good for Society. We promote wider social and economic progress through the advancement of information technology science and practice. We bring together industry, academics, practitioners and government to share knowledge, promote new thinking, inform the design of new curricula, shape public policy and inform the public.
The ‘Wannacry’ ransomware demand that hit the NHS in May 2017 was a relatively small attack, and NHS professionals of all kinds worked tirelessly to ensure that any impacts on the public were minimal.
Service affecting issues across all kinds of organisations happen all the time; what made this unique was that NHS organisations were, in unusually large numbers, diverting ambulances and cancelling treatments.
In the immediate aftermath, experts and insiders alike went on to news outlets and on to social media, with their explanations or how this could have happened. What is clear is that something needed to be done to ensure that such an attack will never have the same impact on the NHS in the future.
This is why, working with professionals, healthcare informaticians, our members and other partners across the health sector, we have come up with the Blueprint for Cyber Security in Health and Care.
The ISSA-UK chapter of the information systems security association (ISSA) is a non-for profit organisation of information security professionals and practitioners.
ISSA-UK provides education forums, publications and peer interaction opportunities which enhance the knowledge, skill and professional growth of its members.
This chapter is affiliated with the international ISSA organisation, conforms to its professional and organisational guidelines and supports the ISA Code of ethics.
ISSA-UK provides thought leadership and professional opportunism to its members and engages with the information security community in the UK. The ISSA-UK run quarterly themed regional events and support its members career development, whilst encouraging a free exchange of information security techniques, approaches and problem solving by its members.
The ISSA-UK also provide adequate communication to keep members abreast of current events in information processing and security which can be beneficial to them and their employers as well as raising awareness of security issues and there resolutions in local businesses and the community.
Our vision is to harness the power of information and technology to make health and care better.
We are the national information and technology partner for the health and care system.
Our team of experts create, deliver and manage the essential technology infrastructure, digital systems, services, products and standards upon which health and care professionals depend.
What we do enables health and care professionals to care for people safely and more effectively. We collect and share safely the information providers and commissioners rely upon to improve care quality, and we generate the data that researchers work with to find new ways to prevent and treat disease.