F&A Clients... have you upgraded to TLS v.1.2?
As part of NHS Shared Business Services commitment to ensuring the highest level of security on our systems, our IT team has recently been upgrading the data encryption methods we use to transfer data.
We want to ensure that our systems operate in line with the industry and NHS security standards and guidelines. This has involved upgrading our Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption technology from v1.0 and v1.1 to v1.2.
In order for NHS SBS to be able to send and receive your data plus continue to give you access to our systems, we need our clients to take action. Our IT team needs to ensure your systems are running on a compatible and secure version of Java code (version 1.8.0_74 or above). This is the version that TLS v1.2 uses by default.
From Friday 15 June 2018, NHS SBS will cease to support use of TLS v1.0 and v 1.1 for data transfer for provider clients. After this date the old encryption will be decommissioned therefore blocking access to our systems for anything lower than TLS v1.2.
Over the last few months we've been sending out a series of urgent reminders to our F&A Provider clients asking them to upgrade to TLS v1.2. The majority of clients have now completed this upgrade, but we do still have a handful of clients not done so. We would therefore urge you all to check with your IT departments to make sure this upgrade has been completed well before Friday 15 June 2018.
ISFE communications will be commencing shortly and the support for ISFE clients still using TLS v1.0 and 1.1 for data transfer will cease on Friday 13 July.
If you have any questions or queries, please get in touch.