SWRHA Cyber Attack Described As Malicious

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SWRHA Cyber Attack Described As Malicious

Malicious is how the South West Regional Health Authority describes the recent breach of its cyber security system.

It was profound according Chief Executive Officer of the South West Regional Health Authority; Dr Brian Armour.

He outlined the various course of action taken as the SWRHA resorted to among other things the temporal use of manual systems.

This development took place on October 23rd 2023 at 3:44 am.

Dr Armour said from evidence available information relating to patients was not compromised.

The disclosure was made during Wednesday’s sitting of a Joint Select Committee which inquiry into Trinidad and Tobago’s response to the prevalence of non-communicable diseases (with specific focus on Diabetes, Cardiological Diseases and Cancer.

He said since the incident investigations are on-going and systems are gradually being brought backed into operation.

Meanwhile, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Asif Ali, was asked how much emphasis is being placed on this since confidentiality of patient information is part of its business.

In response, Mr Ali said discussions have been held with key stakeholders in a bid to ensure cyber security continues to be addressed with the level of priority and seriousness it deserves.