News Burst: NHS Patient network open to attack

NHS representatives declare patient information vulnerable to interception and theft

In light of increasing data security breaches, National Health Service representatives have called NHS computer security as "An accident waiting to happen."

NHS representatives have concluded that patient information held on NHS computers is vulnerable to interception and theft, highlighting the need for an encryption based communications infrastructure.

NHS delegates came to this conclusion at the second IMPACT (In Medical Practice Action to Co-ordinate Technology) conference held in Birmingham on Friday.

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