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Te Whatu Ora publication of InPhySec report

During the cyber incident that affected the former Waikato District Health Board systems in May 2021 (prior to the establishment of Te Whatu Ora), the Minister of Health instructed the Ministry of Health to commission an independent report into what happened. That report, by InPhySec Security, has been released today. 

The following is a statement from Sonny Taite, National Chief Information Security Officer.

As we have seen from recent events, cyber incidents are an increasing threat globally and it is essential that we all take steps to educate and protect ourselves to the best of our ability.

The report reflects on the cyber incident that impacted our Waikato systems and provides us with lessons and actions that are helping us minimise future risk and strengthen the resilience of New Zealand’s health system to prevent or respond to subsequent attacks. The report includes a number of general and future-focused recommendations for the health system as a whole. 

To read the rest of the media statement and to read the report click here.

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