Cyber Essentials Plus accredited

20 Jun, 2019

Bitjam has hit the next level. We are delighted to announce that we are now accredited with Cyber Essentials Plus certification.

The National Cyber Security Centre created Cyber Essentials to bring companies up to a common standard in the face of cyber attacks. Cyber Essentials Plus is a rigorous test of company cybersecurity and is carried out independently by a Certification Body.

Our team once again worked with D2NA of Newcastle under Lyme, who tested our systems and software. We are thrilled to be awarded the higher level certificate.

We take cyber security seriously. We are also accredited with
the NHS Data Security and Protection Toolkit which is a self assesment enabling organisations to measure and publish their own performance against the National Data Guardian’s ten data security standards. Providing assurance that we are practising good data security and that personal data is handled safely and to GDPR guidelines.

Bitjam has a strong social ethos, helping organisations who are working for social good, to perform better. We develop websites, apps and software that solve real world problems, connecting digital systems together and harnessing data more efficiently.

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Data Encryption

Bitjam accredited by Cyber Essentials.

9 May, 2019

Bitjam is delighted to be awarded Cyber Essentials accreditation. Working with D2NA we have worked through the five key elements of the certification:

  • Boundary firewalls
  • Internet Gateways
  • Secure configuration
  • User access control
  • Malware protection
  • Patch management

What does Cyber Essentials accreditation mean?

Jointly developed by the UK government and cybersecurity industry, Cyber Essentials gives UK businesses a baseline standard to work on, to protect themselves from cyber attack.

The Cyber Essentials scheme addresses the most common Internet-based threats to cybersecurity::

  • hacking — exploiting known vulnerabilities in Internet-connected devices, using widely available tools and techniques
  • phishing — and other ways of tricking users into installing or executing a malicious application
  • password guessing — manual or automated attempts to log on from the Internet, by guessing passwords

You can be assured that we take our data security very seriously, we value and protect client data against cyber threats, and we are GDPR compliant.

For more information regarding the scheme and how to gain Cyber Essentials certification, visit the Cyber Essentials homepage.

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The NHS and the Digital Age: How is it accessible for visually impaired people? Free article.

2 May, 2019

The NHS is moving into the Digital Age with connected health apps and services. But is it accessible to all?

Bitjam has been working with Klaudia Suchowiak, a blind person studying her third year at Keele University. Klaudia has dedicated her time through an internship to reflect on her experience of digital health services, highlighting the challenges of accessing public services faced by visually impaired people.

Here at Bitjam we like to be challenged. Klaudia’s valuable work has helped us to better understand how our design principles and understanding can and will have a positive impact on end users.

You can access the 2nd article in the series, free via the link below, all we ask is you pay back with a Tweet or LinkedIn post saying thank you.

Access the free article

We want to thank Klaudia for her all her amazing work with Bitjam, also Keele University for creating this opportunity plus Santander for their involvement in setting up the programme that has enabled this to happen.

The views in this article are personal to the author and reflect their experience, without bias from Bitjam Limited.

Interested in healthcare or education innovation? Call or get in touch with the Midlands-based Bitjam team, for all your software research and development needs.