Information Technology Security


About the Inquiry

Following the cyber-attacks targeting the NHS in May 2017 the Committee agreed to undertake a short piece of work principally to assess the state of preparedness across health and social care to combat future attacks.


The Committee will hold two evidence sessions on IT security on 20th June.

The Committee wrote to all territorial and special health boards and integration joint boards on 19 May seeking answers to the following questions:

  1. What impact did the recent cyber-attack have on your organisation and the public?
  2. Following the cyber-attack how has your approach to prevention of such attacks been revised?
  3. What additional support would assist in preventing such attacks?
  4. To what extent do you collaborate with other Boards on IT security issues?

The following responses were received:

Territorial Health Boards

Special Health Boards

Integration Joint Boards

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