Securing our health care data. The fear factor; is it over blown?

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Friday 28th - Friday 28th
8:00 am - 10:30 am
2017-04-28 08:00:00 2017-04-28 10:30:00 Europe/London Securing our health care data. The fear factor; is it over blown? aql, Hunslet Road, Leeds, United Kingdom


aql, Hunslet Road, Leeds, United Kingdom

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As we move towards an increasingly digitally-driven integrated health and care system, cyber security is becoming a massive issue, with health and care records representing an extremely attractive target for cyber criminals. Accordingly, the Department of Health is expected to invest £1bn to tackle this issue, nationally and locally, including implementing new safeguards for keeping health and care information secure and ensuring the public can make informed choices about how their data is used.

According to a recent article in Business Review Europe Healthcare suffered more breaches than any other sector in the UK in the final quarter of 2015, with half of all data breaches reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) coming from private or public health organisations, so concerns might appear valid. Healthcare organisations are preparing watertight policies and procedures but recognise that there is no solution available that can guarantee security. As cyber-attacks become more complex, can our healthcare organisations stay on top with their security strategies in order to deal with threats?

This session will explore some of the key concerns from a number of perspectives within health and wider public sector and encourage participants to think about what more can be done now and as new threats arise in the future.

Chaired by Adam Beaumont and hosted in AQL, a leading data centre in the UK, Leeds Keynote speakers include:

- Dr Jason Broch; Local GP and Chair Leeds Informatics Board – will discuss the importance of trust between GP and patients in moving towards use of integrated care records and Personal Health Records and how this can only be built through near patient recording of secure reliable data

- Detective Sergeant Matt Fleming – will share examples of emerging risks including scams, the black market, weak encryption and leaky clouds! and the measures being developed to tackle these

- Chris Flynn, Security Operations Lead at NHS Digital – will describe how the ‘CareCERT’ Programme is helping to dramatically reduce the volume and impact of threats, in the NHS Network and how the ‘CareCERT’ programme will enhance the strength of company and partner defences and response to ensure cyber readiness today and in the future.

- Yunus Mayat from Bradford MDC and Chair of the Warning Advice Reporting Point (WARP) network for the Yorkshire and Humber Region will talk about its work

- Stuart Hyde will describe the scope and work of the Regional Cyber-Security Information Sharing Partnership(CiSP) to ensure there is a collective defence against threats

- Professor Emyln Butterfield, Leeds Beckett Cyber Security Team will explain the role Global Corporations can help or hinder the NHS secure its data

Additional Information: A light breakfast and refreshments will be provided. AQL is 7 minutes walk from Leeds Train Station and 7 minutes walk from Leeds Bus Station. There is a large pay and display car park directly opposite AQL which offers short stay and long stay parking. Brewery Car Park - Bowman Ln, Leeds LS10 1HN. Please note: this event is taking place on the 2nd floor and there is no lift access available onsite.

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