BridgeHead Software, a leading provider of healthcare data management solutions, has been awarded the Cyber Essentials Plus certification in recognition of its robust cybersecurity standards.
The Cyber Essentials Plus certification involves a comprehensive technical audit of an organization’s systems to ensure that the required Cyber Essentials controls are in place. BridgeHead has successfully met all the certification criteria set by the IASME Consortium, an independent certifying body responsible for delivering the National Cyber Security Centre’s Cyber Essentials scheme.
In the face of increasing security challenges in the healthcare sector, cyberattacks can have severe consequences, potentially disrupting NHS operations and compromising sensitive patient and clinical information. Therefore, it is crucial to maintain secure systems, protect data, and respond swiftly to any security incidents. BridgeHead’s clinical data repository, HealthStore®, and RAPid™ Data Protection solutions demonstrate robust cybersecurity standards, ensuring that customer data is safeguarded and recoverable in the event of a cyberattack, such as malware or ransomware.
This latest certification further strengthens BridgeHead’s existing credentials, as the company has previously been awarded the Cyber Essentials certification. This provides healthcare organizations with the assurance that BridgeHead has implemented advanced security measures. Additionally, BridgeHead complies with DCB0129 for clinical risk management and holds accreditation for ISO 27001 (the international standard for information security management systems) and ISO 9001 (the globally recognized quality management system standard).
Crispin Jewitt, Vice President of Development, commented, “The achievement of Cyber Essentials Plus certification reflects the expertise and commitment of our team and our dedication to maintaining top-tier cybersecurity practices. Healthcare organizations can now have added peace of mind, knowing that BridgeHead takes cybersecurity extremely seriously and adheres to the stringent and comprehensive standards required to serve the healthcare industry.”
Jim Beagle, President and CEO at BridgeHead Software, stated, “Cyber Essentials Plus certification represents the highest level of recognition. It assures NHS organizations that our solutions are trustworthy and secure. We are delighted to receive this formal accreditation, which acknowledges our strong track record in cybersecurity. BridgeHead remains committed to protecting the NHS and private healthcare organizations from sophisticated and ever-evolving security threats. We will continue to develop innovative solutions that safeguard healthcare data and enhance the cyber resilience of healthcare organizations worldwide.”