Professor Invited To Give Evidence at Scottish Parliament Committee on Cyber Attacks within Health Care
Prof Bill Buchanan, who leads The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier University, has been invited as a witness at the Health and Sport Committee within the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 20 June 2017.
The invite relates to the recent cyber-attack, and the key focus will be on the state of preparedness across health and social care to combat future attacks.
This committee has taken written evidence from health boards around Scotland, especially focused on the impact of the ransomware attack, and how they might cope with future attacks.
Bill has an international track record for Cyber Security and its integration into health care, and have developed a range of innovative solution which supports citizen-centric approaches. This includes work leading to a highly successful spin-out company: Symphonic Trust, along with the publication of a related patent and a number of research papers.
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