As part of MLCSU, the Cyber Security team takes a proactive approach to the prevention of potential threats and delivers best practice guidance utilising experienced subject matter experts.  A wholistic approach is undertaken across all IT aspects fostering a ‘Secure by design’ ethic.

The function leads on all Information Security matters, working alongside other functions within the CSU to ensure that the organisation complies with legislation and national guidance in relation to the access and use of all digital applications and initiatives, and contributes and advises on the strategic development and implementation of effective systems and processes to support the deployment and operation of systems.

The team supports customers with all aspects of audit compliance, information security governance matters, support and guidance and can be contacted via the dedicated email address Providing quality and excellence is at the heart of the function and we have recently obtained the Cyber Essentials certification providing assurance to both current and prospective customers.

95% of all cyber-attacks are a result of human error.

The impact can be devastating; they can directly affect emergency services, patient safety and disrupt medical procedures, as well as presenting risks to critical information and confidential data.

Staff training is an important line of defence

We have developed an end-user cyber security awareness course to increase staff awareness and embed an effective cyber security culture throughout our supply chain and customers.

MLCSU are the first NHS organisation to be accredited by NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre)

Through our robust, proactive approach to cyber security it ensures peace of mind. Our team’s contribution to managing the WannaCry attack in May 2017 was recognised by a Special Commendation Team Award from South Cheshire and Vale Royal CCG’s.

Our Cyber Security Team are so highly thought of; they now sit on the NHS National Security Group – the industry-wide voice of expertise for major, scalable incidents.

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