Pulse Cardiology Group is awarded Cyber Essentials Plus (CE+) certification in recognition of high cyber security standards

Pulse Cardiology Group Ltd has been awarded the Cyber Essentials Plus (CE+) certification, a prerequisite for organisations to comply with The Digital Technology Assessment Criteria for health and social care (DTAC) in the United Kingdom.
The certification was awarded by LivTech Solutions, an independent certifying body for the Cyber Essentials programme, which conducts assessments and reports the outcome to the scheme administrators – the Information Assurance for Small and Medium Enterprises (IASME) consortium.
Cyber Essentials is a cyber security standard introduced by the UK government that aims to provide organisations with pragmatic protection against the most common cyber security threats. CE+ is a step ahead of the standard Cyber Essentials (CE) assessment, which requires organisations to undertake a series of onsite technical assessments that include internal vulnerability tests against servers and sample workstations.
Pulse Cardiology Group was awarded the CE+ following a stringent process where evaluations were carried out remotely in view of COVID restrictions, looking at:
• Boundary Firewalls & Internet Gateways
• Secure Server Configurations
• Malware Protection and Patch Management
• Access Gateways
• Cyber Risk and Continuity plans
The certification is renewable every 12 months and Pulse Cardiology Group received its CE certificate in December 2020 followed by its CE+ accreditation in March 2021.
Toby Lott, Business Manager at Pulse Cardiology Group said, “The CE+ badge significantly endorses PCGs’ stature as a company that takes cyber security very seriously. It demonstrates our commitment to the UK Government Cyber Security initiatives while also demonstrating to our customers that we are a company they can trust. We are the first cloud-based cardiology company in the specialist remote reporting space to achieve this certification which is a massive achievement for a company with an innovative IT platform that operates nationally. This provides PCG with the ability to demonstrate our competence and credibility in Cyber Security when we compete for NHS outsource reporting projects.”
“The CE+ certification together with our compliance and governance procedures implies to our clients they are dealing with a company whose services can be validated and verified into secure architectures, processes and systems. It allows our customers to promote best practices, to enhance and promote cyber security requirements into their own supply chain.”
Pulse Cardiology Group operates as a single-specialty Cardiology diagnostics platform approved by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to provide remote reporting on a wide range of heart diseases through cardiac CT and cardiac MRI.

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