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.

To work with ex-clinician, Carl and the development team here at Bitjam on a new healthcare or education innovation project, get in touch. We love a good chat!

Features

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.

Features

Digital NHS, perspectives from a sight impaired person: Free article.

18 Mar, 2019

According to the Royal National Institute of Blind People. “Every day 250 people start to lose their sight in the UK. As of 2015, more than two million people in the UK are living with sight loss that is severe enough to have a significant impact on their daily lives, such as not being able to drive.” Plus “As of 2014, there are around 350,000 people registered as blind or partially sighted in the UK. This is approximately 290,000 in England; 16,500 in Wales; around 8000 in Northern Ireland and 34,000 in Scotland (2010 figures). “

This impact also affects the individuals ability to access vital day to day health service.

We are witnessing a shift in how public sector is providing services for the public, the shift from physical services to online, digital connected services. Here at Bitjam we have been exploring this shift and attempting to understand it from the perspective of people with visual impairments.

To explore this area, we have been working with Klaudia Suchowiak who is a blind person studying her third year at Keele University. Klaudia has dedicated her time through an internship to explore this and create a series of articles highlighting the challenges of accessing public services faced by visually impaired people.

The articles will also draw on experiences of where public services and especially digital services have got things right.

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

Access free article

Over the next few weeks, Klaudia will be reviewing the applications and software we have designed and are currently working on, this will help us to better understand how our design principles and understanding can and will have a positive impact on end users.

We want to thank Klaudia for 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.