NHS will upgrade all systems to Windows 10 after WannaCry outbreak
The Department of Health and Social Welfare has announced plans to upgrade all NHS systems to Windows 10.
The news comes just weeks after the British government has dumped the NHS over its "alarming" failures. Until its cyber defense, all NHS devices are being canceled following the WanCry ransomware outbreak led by 6,900 appointments, updated to the latest version of Microsoft's operating system.
As the reason for the planned upgrade, the agency's officials cite the tidy security features of Windows 1
Cindy Rose, CEO of Microsoft UK, said, "The importance of protecting the NHS from the growing threat of cyber-attacks can not be overemphasized."
"The introduction of a centralized Windows 10 agreement will provide a unified security approach This also allows the NHS to quickly modernize its IT infrastructure. "
In its announcement, UK Gov said it has spent £ 60 million to strengthen its security measures as WannaCry got stuck and wanted to spend another £ 150 million over the next three years.
This includes a £ 21m upgrade to improve the firewall network infrastructure in large trauma center hospitals and ambulance trusts, £ 39m to address infrastructure weaknesses and a new text messaging alert system to ensure that trusts are correct Related information:
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The value of Windows 10 Upgrade deals were not announced, but the Department of Health said it was a "multi-million pound" package.
Rob Shaw, NHS Digital Deputy General Manager, said, " The new Windows operating system provides a number of security and identity protection enhancements that will help us support trusts to protect their data from attacks covering both desktop and mobile devices.
"The additional funding means we can add an additional layer of protection while strengthening our existing real-time monitoring services with NHS networks and the ability to detect potential threats right down to individual NHS organizations." 1945