Intouch with Health awarded Cyber Essentials certification
Intouch with Health is pleased to announce it has been awarded Cyber Essentials certification. In association with the National Cyber Security Centre, Cyber Essentials is a Government backed scheme that supports organisations against a range of the most common cyber attacks.
Cyber Essentials certification is awarded once organisations are assessed against five security controls which are verified by a qualified assessor.
Protecting Intouch with Health from cyber attacks
Richard Burt, Director of Technical Services said: “As a health tech organisation, it is vital our systems are secure and robust. We take security extremely seriously, as demonstrated by our long-standing ISO 27001 Information Security Management certification and NHS Data Security and Protection Toolkit assessments.
"Becoming Cyber Essentials certified has provided our team with another opportunity to validate our cyber security protocols and to enhance our existing systems and processes, to better protect ourselves from potential attacks. Like many aspects of the organisation, this is a process that is never complete and we will continue to develop and add new protocols in order to stay secure.”
More on cyber security
Cyber security is important because it encompasses everything that pertains to protecting sensitive data, personally identifiable information (PII), protected health information (PHI), personal information, intellectual property, data, and governmental and industry information systems from theft and damage attempted by criminals and adversaries.
Cyber attacks come in many shapes and sizes and can be basic in nature, carried out by individuals. They’re the digital equivalent of a thief trying a front door to see if it’s unlocked. However, many attacks are more sophisticated in nature, and internal protocols must be put in place to offer protection to the organisation's network.
Cyber threats can come from any level, including simple social engineering scams like phishing and more sophisticated cybersecurity attacks like ransomware attacks or other malware designed to steal intellectual property or personal data.
More on Cyber Essentials
To learn more on Cyber Essentials, please visit their website here.