On Thursday 4th of August 2022, Advanced (a third-party software supplier to the care sector and NHS) experienced a disruption to their systems that has since been identified to be the result of a cybersecurity incident caused by ransomware.
Advanced have advised they immediately took action to mitigate any further risk and isolated all of their Health and Care environments, where the incident was detected. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is supporting Advanced with the investigation and their response to the cyber-attack.
The customer groups or software impacted either directly or indirectly are Adastra, Caresys, Odyssey, Carenotes, Crosscare, Staffplan and eFinancials.
What to do if you are a provider affected?
Please contact us at HCPA so that we can support and signpost you onward to specialist help via: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01707 70 80 18
What should care providers be doing to protect themselves right now?
- As a care provider, you should use the Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) to assess your data security compliance. Completing the Toolkit to Standards Met is the minimum compliance level that health and social care organisations must meet to access shared information though services such as Digital Social Care Records or proxy access.
HCPA understands this can be a concerning time for care providers using any of the above listed software and may need reassurance that they are doing everything they can to ensure their systems, data and information are safe.
East of England IG Forum for Care Providers
This cyber attack, and other others impacting the Health and Care Sector in Hertfordshire will be discussed at the East of England IG Forum for Care Providers.
This forum is for all adult social care providers, partners and stakeholders to hear the latest news, share ideas, and provide support over data and cyber security.
Date: Wednesday 28th September via Zoom
Time: 3pm – 4pm
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Please register for this event in advance. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining.