Cyber Security is Top Priority for Dental Group

Riverdale Healthcare has instructed IASME to support the delivery of the Government’s Cyber Essentials scheme in their group of dental practices.

The Cyber Essentials Scheme aims to help organisations implement basic levels of protection against cyber attack, demonstrating to their customers that they take cyber security seriously and which focuses on the five most important technical security controls. These controls were identified by the Government as those that, if they had been in place, would have stopped the majority of the successful cyber attacks over the last few years.

The five basic controls within Cyber Essentials were chosen because, when properly implemented, they will help to protect against unskilled internet-based attackers using commodity capabilities – which are freely available on the internet.

Ben Wild, Operations Director said, “IASME have been incredibly supportive in helping us to achieve our Cyber Essentials verification. We want to ensure we are doing everything possible to protect our teams and our patients against malicious attacks.”

Organisations that undertake Cyber Essentials are encouraged to recertify at least once a year and, where appropriate, progress their security.