How to improve data security across a remote workforce: a lesson in security training
Email is the biggest cause of NHS data leaks – a ‘leaked’ NHSMail from UCLH has led to negative media coverage recently, for example. It’s vitally important, particularly to maintain patient trust and confidentiality, that email data protection is effective and works according to best practices.
Against a landscape of sizable potential secure communications issues, the team at NHS Digital rolled out a standard Microsoft Hybrid implementation of Office 365 (O365 E5) to the NHSMail platform in June 2020. The NHS now uses Office 365 as a basis for email security, meaning that it is relying fully on Office365 products and features, to effectively prevent data leaks and comply with GDPR.
NHS Trusts and CCGs should be asking the question - can O365 fulfil a significant part of the email data protection requirements that have been formulated based on best practices?