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Security industry welcomes NHS move to Windows 10

April 30, 2018 / Warwick Ashford

Representatives of the security industry have welcomed the announcement that the NHS will be migrating to Windows 10 as part of a multi-million pound deal with Microsoft, but warn that the move will not be without its challenges. The Department of Health and Social Care has announced that it will transition all National Health Service (NHS) computer systems to Microsoft Windows 10 as part of plans to strengthen cyber security. Officials cited the operating system’s more advanced security features as the primary reason for upgrading current systems, such as the SmartScreen technology, the Microsoft Edge browser and the Windows Defender antivirus software. The announcement of the move comes less than two weeks after the government spending watchdog ordered the Department of Health and Social Care to work out the cost of the May 2017 WannaCry attack on the NHS before the end of June 2018, so trusts know where to target their cyber security spending. The watchdog also ordered the dep...