Options upgrades low latency route between Cartere... » New York: Options has announced that it has upgraded the route between the firm’s data center facili... Cloud World Forum examines security, privacy and r... » London: As the adoption of cloud computing continues to grow across the world, security, privacy and... U.S. Air Force selects Cubic for Moroccan P5 Air C... » Cubic Defense Systems, a subsidiary of Cubic Corporation has been awarded a contract valued at more ... Tokenless two-factor authentication defies “Heartb... » London: The existence of Heartbleed, a vulnerability in the OpenSSL open source software, was recent... Advanced application security now standard on Barr... » Basingstoke:  Barracuda Networks, Inc. has announced that it will offer advanced application securit... Check Point provides multiple protections against ... » Check Point has announced that its network security products offer multiple protections against the ... Tyco UAE and CNL Software partner for major UAE pr... » CNL Software has partnered for an iconic security management project with Tyco Fire & Security UAE, ... Cubic unveils new corporate branding » SAN DIEGO, Calif.: Cubic Corporation has introduced its new corporate brand identity. The name Cubic... Taxware acquires VAT Resource...enhances value add... » Wilmington, MA.: axware, a global provider of sales, use and value added tax (VAT) compliance softwa... Courion expands international footprint with two n... » London, UK: Courion has announced two new hires in the UK and the Middle East to help boost its stra...

CLICK HERE TO

Advertise with Vigilance

Got News?

Got news for Vigilance?

Have you got news/articles for us? We welcome news stories and articles from security experts, intelligence analysts, industry players, security correspondents in the main stream media and our numerous readers across the globe.

READ MORE

Subscribe to Vigilance Weekly

Information Security Header

Reading, UK: Mastek, the global IT solutions provider, has announced successful compliance with the NHS Information Governance Toolkit (IG Toolkit) review, which assesses organisations’ compliance with information governance requirements. The latest accreditation showcases Mastek’s commitment to maintaining a high-level of data protection and security.

There are a number of legal requirements surrounding information governance, particularly within public sector bodies such as the NHS, which the Department of Health has interpreted in a clear set of guidelines setting out how NHS organisations ‘process’ or handle information. It is NHS policy and a legal requirement for all NHS Trusts to comply with these guidelines. Providers such as Mastek, who work with the NHS, are also obliged to meet the same information governance standards, but as with trusts themselves, the current policy relies on a self-declaration. As a result, Mastek assessed itself against the entire IG Toolkit and declared Level 3 compliance. As part of the process, Mastek had to meet the following criteria:

· Prove that it has adequate governance in place to support the current and evolving Information Governance agenda

· Outline its ability to access expertise across the confidentiality & data protection assurance agenda and the information quality and records management agenda

· Assess staff training needs and ensure that specific information governance training is provided to all employees

The IG Toolkit was produced by the Department of Health to support trusts in demonstrating compliance. NHS Trusts were required to reach a minimum of Level 2 performance against these standards by March 2011. Despite this, a year on in March 2012, nearly 50% of NHS organisations were still non-compliant, meaning patient data is still at risk.

Dominic Carter, Business Development Director, Healthcare says, “Mastek’s declaration of Level 3 compliance demonstrates our continued commitment to information governance. As a provider of solutions which support trusts in protecting Patient Identifiable Data, we decided to put ourselves through the IG Toolkit to reassure trusts that we treat these requirements with the utmost importance.”