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UK companies warned to boost cyber-security or face fines

Energy, transport, water and health firms could face penalties of up to £17 million if they do not have effective cyber-security measures and suffer service outages as a result, the UK government announced.

Aetna agrees to US$ 17 million (£12 million) to settle data breach

Aetna will pay a US$ 17.1 million (£12.3 million) as part of a settlement for a July 2017 data breach that may have compromised the personal health information of thousands of HIV patients.

NHS needs to develop cyber-sec culture to reap benefits of digitisation

GDPR-ready but prioritising cyber-security, including education and training for all staff to develop cyber-security culture, will enable delivery of significant financial savings.

NHS 1.2 million patient name database hacked 'to expose weaknesses'

The NHS has suffered a data breach in its SwiftQueue appointment booking system whose database contains confidential records on up to 1.2 million people according to an exclusive report in the Sun tabloid newspaper.

ICYMI: UK threats grow, TalkTalk2, something phishy at HSBC and more

In Case You Missed It: UK threat grows says NCSC, TalkTalk customers report fraud calls, HSBC customers being phished, NHS Wales breached, and the latest Web browser exploits.

ICYMI: Uni-DDoS; AI detection; Dentists hit; Nuke strategy, NCSC opens

In Case You Missed It: Uni self-DDoSed; AI beats signature detection; Health sector targeted?; New UK nuclear cyber-strategy; NCSC officially opened.

ICYMI: National Strategy; NHS attack; NSA's secrets; Fraud report; Directors' liability

This week In Case You Missed it looks at: £1.9 bn for UK cyber strategy; Hospital hacked; More NSA leaks; Fraud attack league; Directors' breach liability

ICYMI: EU CPNI directive; Euro 2016; Health hit; Expertise absent; Travel risk

The latest In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) looks at EU cyber-directive; Sports targeted; Health most breached; Orgs lack expertise; Travellers at risk

NHS England single patient database scrapped

Two critical reports showed a lack of public trust in NHS security and confidentiality handling patient records causing the government to scrap plans for a unified doctor and hosptial patient database.

Health sector tops breach list, says Information Commissioner

The healthcare sector has once again won the dubious distinction of the leakiest industry as the Information Commissioner's Office releases data covering breaches reported in the final quarter of 2015.

£4bn investment for NHS digital transformation

Billions of pounds will be invested in the NHS to accelerate the health service's transition into a paperless system and improve information-security

Health apps fail to protect personal data

New research casts doubt on data security and privacy of apps