Advanced Cyber Essentials PLUS standards' Re-certification

We are pleased to announce our reaccreditation, for the seventh consecutive year, by UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) with the Advanced Cyber Essentials PLUS standards.

During the second phase of the audit, which lasted around four weeks and was completed on the 15th of July 2023, the whole Hospital’s IT networks, systems and infrastructure were tested against the latest Cybersecurity standards and requirements. The Cyber Essentials PLUS required a long process of a much more complicated and advanced assessment of the IT security controls and measures in place, which involved an internal and external vulnerability scans and penetration attacks, to test Ygia Polyclinic’s security defences’ resilience against sophisticated cyber-attacks. For this year’s reaccreditation, the Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials PLUS standards were mapped closely to ISO27001:2022, the international standard for an Information Security Management System.  This alignment enabled us to implement commonly accepted cyber security and information controls and further enrich our risk-based approach.

Our re-certification is a reward for our continuous effort to ensure our patients', employees', suppliers' and doctors' data and information security.