UK health secretary pledges $27.3M to improve NHS cybersecurity

Select hospitals across England will receive extra funds to support their cybersecurity efforts, said U.K. Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt, according to The Guardian.

The U.K. National Health Service's network of 27 major trauma centers will share £21 million ($27.3 million) to update IT systems, train staff and redesign cybersecurity preparedness strategies.

Mr. Hunt 's pledge follows the WannaCry ransomware attack in May, which prevented 48 hospital trusts and several surgery centers in the U.K. from accessing patient data, leading to cancelled and delayed operations, reports The Guardian.

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