Victims of cyberattacks ‘should follow HSE’s lead by being more transparent’

PwC’s cybersecurity leader Pat Moran says the level of detail shared has helped other victims of similar attacks

Pat Moran, partner in PwC Dublin with responsibility for cybercrime and IT forensics. ‘The real objective for our industry is to actually work together to share intelligence’.Picture: Fergal Phillips

Businesses hit by cyberattacks should learn from the HSE’s transparency when dealing with ransomware, a cybersecurity expert who reviewed the attack on the healthcare system has said.

Pat Moran, PwC’s cybersecurity leader, said that the level of detail shared by the health authorities was a brave move and has aided other bodies which have been victims of similar attacks since.

“The HSE were very strong and treated it a bit like the airline industry where ...