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COVID-19 ACCELERATES NEED FOR SECURITY

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Experts at GlobalData say the need for investment in cybersecurity is stronger than ever, in light of the coronavirus crisis. In particular, data is a key issue. Jonathan Cordwell, Principal Health and Social Care Analyst at GlobalData, says: “ Health Secretary Matt Hancock has been directly involved in relaxing these policies, such as granting Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) powers to obtain information from NHS IT systems and issuing orders to healthcare providers to process confidential patient information relating to the coronavirus.”