A new free access cybersecurity framework has been rolled out by the UK’s National Health Service Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) designed to help the health service and the wider public sector with cybersecurity threats, recovery and management. The ‘Cyber Security Services Framework’ will provide access to cybersecurity experts, offering a range of services such as consultancy, incident response and recovery, risk management and staffing. Director of Procurement at NHS SBS, Phil Davies, commented: “The launch of this new framework is particularly timely as the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a new wave of cyber-attacks and scams.” A major benefit is the option to allow contracts to be awarded directly at the NHS or public body’s discretion, effectively cutting out the time-consuming and often complex procurement processes. Read more here.

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