We are pleased to report that our team has passed our cybersecurity course! We recently received our Cyber Essentials Plus Certificate of Assurance.
Security is very important to us. We handle sensitive data and take every precaution to ensure that it is stored and protected correctly. However, we decided to go a step further and work with cybersecurity professionals to assess our team’s cybersecurity practices.
Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed scheme that works with businesses to protect themselves against cyber attacks. It was developed by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to help organisations protect themselves from 80% of the most basic cybersecurity breaches.
We worked alongside their team to put extra checks in place to ensure that our team was operating securely.
Cyber Essentials PLUS
Although we could have stopped there, we decided to go a step further. We applied for the Cyber Essentials PLUS certification. This is the highest level of certification offered under the Cyber Essentials scheme.
The Cyber Essentials PLUS includes a more rigorous test of our cybersecurity systems. The cybersecurity experts carried out vulnerability tests to make sure that Log my Care is protected against basic hacking and phishing attacks.
We’re happy to say we passed their checks and have now received our Certificate of Assurance!
What our team has to say about the certification
Our team is thrilled to take the extra step to ensure our community is protected from cyber-attacks.
Our CTO, Adam Hurst, said:
“We are serious about protecting you and your data here at Log my Care. The team has been working incredibly hard over the last few months to achieve the Cyber Essentials PLUS certification. It is a rigorous UK government-driven initiative to promote higher standards in cybersecurity. To obtain the certification, we went through extensive independent inspections by an auditor, covering everything ranging from our internal networks, firewalls and anti-malware protections to the way we respond to data breaches. The threat from online attacks has never been greater, so now more than ever we must continue to invest best-in-class cybersecurity across our organisation.”
And Sam Hussain, CEO and Founder of Log my Care, said this about our certification:
“Data security is paramount to how we design our software products and run our business. We process and store millions of sensitive pieces of health data, so having secure systems and processes is absolutely essential and can’t be compromised. Gaining our Cyber Essentials PLUS accreditation a great stamp for us as a company and for our customers who place their trust in us.”
Data Protection and Security Toolkit
Additionally, we’ve completed our Data Protection and Security Toolkit from NHS Digital! You can check our status here.
If you have questions about our security procedures, pop us a message using the pink Chat button in the bottom right-hand corner. Our team will be more than happy to chat with you.