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NHS cybersecurity needs to be a qualified success

February 21, 2019 / Davey Winder

A freedom of information request which revealed a lack of cyber and information governance training may be something of a red herring. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t valuable work to be done on creating a cyber-qualified NHS IT workforce, our expert columnist Davey Winder argues.When a freedom of information request last year revealed one in four NHS trusts had precisely zero staff with cyber qualifications and on average trusts only had one qualified security professional per 2,582 employees, there was something of media feeding frenzy. This was an understandable reaction given that cyber remains something of an exposed nerve nearly two years on from the WannaCry ransomware attack that hit NHS services so badly.