Cyber Essentials

The Academy for Healthcare Science meet Cyber Essentials requirements, meaning our ICT defences are satisfactory against cyber-attack, therefore protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data stored on devices which connect to the Internet and demonstrates our commitment to cyber security.

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The Cyber Essentials scheme addresses the most common Internet-based threats to cyber security — particularly, attacks that use widely available tools and demand little skill. The scheme considers these threats to be:

hacking — exploiting known vulnerabilities in Internet-connected devices, using widely available tools and techniques

phishing — and other ways of tricking users into installing or executing a malicious application

password guessing — manual or automated attempts to log on from the Internet, by guessing passwords