NHS Cyber Security (including the 2017 AGM)

When: 5th Oct 2017, 18:30 - 5th Oct 2017, 21:00
Where: Companies House, Crown Way, Cardiff, CF14 3UZ
Town/City: Cardiff
Organiser: BCS South Wales Branch
Price: Free of charge
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How NHS Wales defeated WannaCry - a talk on Cyber Security, and on applying a Cyber Security Blueprint for NHS Wales


Carwyn Lloyd Jones, Director if ICT, NHS Wales Informatics Service
Martin Webley, Head of Cyber Security, and on applying a Cyber Security Blueprint for NHS Wales


May 2017 saw, for the first time in England and Scotland the result of a sophisticated ransomware attack impacting the NHS, leading to ambulances being turned away and patients having their operations cancelled whilst preparing to go in to theatre. The WannaCry virus, as it became known, had a profound and very public impact on Informatics Services as one hospital after another reported that it had been affected; nearly 50 in total.

BCS has since published it’s Blueprint for Cyber Security in Health and Care.

In this talk, Martin Webley, Head of Cyber Security at NHS Wales Informatics Services, and Carwyn Lloyd-Jones, Director of ICT, will look back at the impact of WannaCry in NHS Wales, and discuss how it informs the NHS Wales Cyber Security Blueprint for the future.

As a public service organisation, NHS Wales Informatics Service supply over 70 software services to users across NHS Wales and to other parts of the United Kingdom. We support doctors, nurses and other clinical professionals, helping them provide specialist care to patients in hospitals, GP practices and across the community.

Reasons to attend:

  • Network with people managing and operating informatics services to improve health care outcomes in Wales
  • Understand how NHS Wales Informatics Service is working to protect these critical IT services used by doctors and nurses
  • Discuss common and future challenges in Cyber Security, and the application of solutions to these across industrial, professional and national boundaries
  • Discuss and learn about successful and unsuccessful implementation of Cyber Security measures
  • Discuss the impact on users, clinical staff and the public of Cyber Security, and the need to accelerate our professional roadmap action on Cyber Security in the Informatics community