New research suggests that by allowing people to store their personal health information securely, the UK could significantly reduce the risk of cyberattacks.
The research was carried out by researchers at University College London, University College Dublin and University of Essex, who were examining the security of health information.
The study’s lead author Dr Andrew Stirling said that people could store their health information in their home health records, on cloud-based devices, and in digital forms such as emails and social media posts.
Dr Stirling explained that the health information stored on cloud services could be used for the same purposes as it is stored on the NHS.
He explained: “One of the main benefits of cloud-related health information is that people don’t need to remember the details of their own health care, so they can have more confidence in the quality of care they receive.”
In their study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Dr Stirling and his colleagues looked at the security level of health care systems around the world.
In their analysis, they looked at systems in 14 countries and the US.
In the UK, they found that systems were generally considered secure, although the UK’s system was less secure than the other countries.
However, they also found that the systems were not considered to be fully secure.
“What we found was that the UK system was actually more secure than other countries,” said Dr Stirl.
He said that the US’s system is one of the safest health systems in the world, and it’s also the only one in which the US government has published any reports on cybersecurity issues.
“The US system has a robust, professional-grade team of cybersecurity professionals who review information, and they take that information into account in every step of their cybersecurity plan,” he said.
He added that this would also allow the UK to improve its cybersecurity efforts.
The UK has also recently published guidelines on cybersecurity, and there are also plans to develop a Cyber Security Strategy.
Dr Paul Mackey, a senior lecturer in computer science at University of Dundee, said that while the UK is a large country, there are areas of concern.
He told RTE: “The UK is not the only country that’s doing things like this.
So there’s a range of concerns about the whole UK, from the national security aspect to the privacy and data protection aspect.”
He said it’s a good time for the UK government to look at cybersecurity, particularly given that the country has already taken a major step forward by launching a cybersecurity strategy.
He warned that the British health service has already shown that they can be proactive in taking action to secure their systems.
“We should not be complacent,” he added.
Dr Mackey said that there needs to be more emphasis put on the data protection aspects of health systems, and that the government should also consider the privacy aspect.