Failure to implement best practices in security continue to be a problem for NHS. At the end of the day, peoples' lives are at stake. The damage that could be done by hackers is staggering.
NHS hospitals are at risk of further devastating cyber attacks because staff are using “very weak” passwords, a new report reveals. Health chiefs warned that one in four official user accounts granting access to sensitive patient data and vital systems are inadequately protected, while many organisations are failing to update their security software. Around 10 per cent of administrator accounts, used by those who oversee IT systems, were also using weak passwords.