Quarter of NHS Trusts Have No Security Pros

Quarter of NHS Trusts Have No Security Pros

New research has revealed a dearth of qualified cybersecurity staff in the NHS and low levels of spending on in-house training for employees.

RedScan received Freedom of Information (FOI) responses from 159 trusts between August and November.

It found that nearly a quarter of trusts have no qualified security professionals working in-house despite some of them employing as many as 16,000 staff.

Although some of this security work is outsourced by the health service, RedScan director of cybersecurity, Mark Nicholls, claimed that security specialists should still number more than the average of one per 2628 employees revealed by the research.

By Phil Muncaster 

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