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January 15, 2019

CHS Healthcare achieves the highest level of cyber security accreditation

We have been accredited with the highest level of cyber security company assurance in a Government backed scheme.

The accreditation we have achieved is Cyber Essentials Plus, the highest level of security against the risk of a cyber-attack.

To achieve this level of accreditation, our security standards were independently verified.

The scheme was introduced by the UK Government in collaboration with industry partners, including the Information Security Forum, the Information Assurance for Small and Medium Enterprises Consortium and the British Standards Institution.  It is managed by the Government’s National Cyber Security Centre.

Recent events have shown the risk of cyber-attacks and the growing sophistication of such attacks.

“As a company, we are very conscious of our responsibilities in terms of maintaining the highest levels of cyber security,” comments Tony Wintrip, Office Manager, CHS Healthcare who has overseen the accreditation process.

“We are a major supplier of software to the NHS and as such, hold a large amount of continuing healthcare patient information. We are therefore very clear on the importance of having optimal cyber security in terms of our company processes and systems.

“The benefit of this Government backed scheme is that it gave us a very clear and robust set of standards and guidance, reflecting the latest knowledge in this area.

“We are particularly pleased to have been accredited with the highest level of assurance, Cyber Essentials Plus.”

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