Meeting the cyber security challenges of the future

Dublin, Ireland February 17, 2020. MedModus has achieved the milestone of becoming fully Cyber Essentials Plus compliant, joining the National Cyber Security Centre in its aim to make the UK the safest place to live and work online.

What is Cyber Essentials Plus?

Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed, industry-supported scheme that helps organisations protect themselves against online threats.

The Cyber Essentials scheme was developed to help organisations protect themselves against the majority of threats which exploit vulnerabilities in software and computer systems, using relatively simple tools and techniques available on the Internet.

Organisations must prove they have five technical controls (access control; boundary firewalls and Internet gateways; malware protection; patch management and secure configuration) in place to achieve basic accreditation. For Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation, the implemented security measures are assessed and verified by independent experts. Organisations must re-certify each year to keep up to date with the latest security threats.

Why is it important?

Since 1 October 2014, the UK government requires all suppliers bidding for contracts involving the handling of certain sensitive and personal information, to be certified against the Cyber Essentials scheme.

Providing reassurance to healthcare organisations

MedModus passed with flying colours, complying with 100% of accreditation criteria.

Pedro Innecco, CTO at MedModus said, “We take cyber-security very seriously. Our healthcare customers trust us to look after their data, and this certification gives them additional confidence that we are a safe pair of hands. This is the first step of our journey on obtaining relevant certifications that validate our ethos on privacy and security.”

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