Assurance our computers our safe

We are pleased to announce that the Trust’s IT department recently undertook an exercise to become a nationally accredited organisation in the realms of computer security. 

The Government backed Cyber Essentials scheme is managed by the National Cyber Security Centre and aims to give organisations the peace of mind that their defences will protect against the vast majority of common cyber-attacks, because the attackers are looking for targets which do not have the Cyber Essentials technical controls in place. 

Qualification for the accreditation follows a rigorous application and evidence gathering by independent auditors, and we now intend to work towards achieving ‘Cyber Essential Plus’, which is compulsory for all NHS organisations to achieve before June 2021.