Raise security standards and protect patient data to the latest NHS standards
The Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSP Toolkit) is an online-self assessment tool that helps organisations within the NHS to benchmark their security against the National Data Guardian’s ten Data Security Standards (NDG Standards).
The DSP Toolkit helps to ensure that robust data security and data privacy standards are in place across the healthcare sector and are aligned to the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The importance of NHS data security
All health and social services are built on a foundation of trust, and the understanding that sensitive information is shared only with the individuals that need it.
As healthcare organisations become increasingly digitised, it becomes more challenging to maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of sensitive patient data. Organisations have a duty to protect information systems against cyber threats, but without compromising quality of care.
Giving individuals better visibility of and control over how their data is processed is also more important than ever.
Achieving DSP compliance
Understanding how the NDG standards apply to your organisation and putting the necessary controls in place to meet them can be daunting.
Redscan is an award-winning of provider of managed security and assessment services. We have experience of working with organisations of all sizes, including hospitals, health trusts and others in the healthcare sector, helping them to significantly improve their cyber security posture.
As a CREST accredited provider of security assessment services, Redscan can help organisations to review and implement cyber security practices in line with NDG Data Security Standard 9. This requires organisations to undertake a penetration test at least once a year, covering critical network infrastructure and web servers. Red teaming also helps to test continuity plans, as mandated by NDG standard 7.
Proactive identification of data breaches is a key NDG obligation but is often difficult for organisations, particularly those that lack a dedicated security team, to achieve. ThreatDetect™ is an award-winning Managed Detection and Response service that provides the support needed to detect current and emerging cyber threats the actionable mitigation guidance needed to respond swiftly and effectively to them.
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