Waikato DHB warned a cyber attack ‘catastrophic for patient safety’
Natalie Akoorie reports:
The Waikato District Health Board was warned its IT security was inadequate and severely compromised just months before a massive ransomware attack that brought Waikato Hospital to its knees.
The internal cyber security document dated December last year also warned that a lack of training meant staff posed an unintentional threat to its systems.
However, Waikato DHB said the strategy was only a draft that was part of a wider digital strategy about to be heard by the DHB’s commissioners when hackers struck on May 18.
Read more of the draft report’s findings on Stuff.