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GMSS achieve Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation

After achieving Cyber Essentials certification in November 2018, GMSS has recently achieved another milestone by passing the Cyber Essentials Plus assessment.

According to the Cyber Essentials website, GMSS is currently one of two NHS organisations in Greater Manchester to be issued with Cyber Essentials Plus certification in the last 12 months, making the achievement even more fantastic.

Cyber Essentials is a UK government scheme that sets out five basic security controls to protect organisations against cyber-attacks, reducing the risk of these occurring by at least 80%. Cyber Essentials Plus is the highest level of certification offered under the scheme and involves independent verification of an organisations cybersecurity by a Certification Body.

Cyber Essentials certification will also help us to obtain ISO27001 certification – a globally recognised standard to help organisations manage their Information Security controls – which will be another great achievement.