Irregular app testing has made National Health Service trusts vulnerable to cyber attacks

Irregular app testing has made National Health Service trusts vulnerable to cyber attacks

Data from Veracode, a reputed code scanning firm says that 45% of national health security service trusts conduct application testing once a year and less than 8% does it on a daily basis. This leaves patients data exposed to critical vulnerabilities and cyber attacks.

Outdated websites and third party plug ins are widely used in most of the national security service trusts to store patient's data. Only 12% of trusts are aware about the security threats and vulnerability exposure that can happen. They do application testing on a daily basis in order to secure data.

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