Secure Chorus initiative to increase awareness of cyber security issues amongst business leaders

Secure Chorus has launched a Thought Leadership Platform, aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of current cyber security issues among business leaders across the public and private sectors.

The new initiative will also stress the importance of protecting data and how to best address this challenge in practice.

Secure Chorus’s first full-scale, sector-specific Thought Leadership Platform included representatives of the NHS and took place at Secure Chorus’ headquarters at the Level39 technology community space in Canary Wharf. It addressed the issue of protecting data from patient health and care records within the NHS, the UK’s largest public-sector employer.

“With the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), there is an increased emphasis on the importance of secure multimedia technologies for M2M, B2B and B2C within the healthcare sector,” said the company. “Ensuring that staff and patients have secure access to the right data, at the right time, is vital to the NHS providing effective, safe and good-value services. Digitalisation is overcoming many of the inefficiencies and fragmentation of the healthcare sector, however the process of moving to a digital NHS needs to happen with data security in mind.”

Healthcare is considered Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) and therefore an attractive target for hostile foreign countries or organised crime seeking to cause chaos, especially as attacking a healthcare organisation that is part of a wider network or infrastructure could also provide a ‘way-in’ to other critical facilities.

The Secure Chorus Thought Leadership Platform initiative is a round-table knowledge-sharing environment that brings together industry voices from both user and vendor communities in the cyber security space.

“Cyber security is a very complicated world to navigate. Our Thought Leadership Platform brings together our members with user communities across sectors. We help users to rise above the ‘noise’ and understand what are the key matters to consider. This ensures the multimedia technologies they choose are secure, regulatory compliant and interoperable,” said Secure Chorus chairman Elisabetta Zaccaria.

“Secure Chorus serves as a platform for public-private sector collaboration on the development of forward-looking strategies, common standards and tangible capabilities that address the current data protection requirements in enterprise. We are aware of the importance of supporting the NHS transition to a digital organisation and we are committed to supporting them to tackle the data security aspect of it.”

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