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Cyber and data security services and resources

Find out about the cyber and data security services available to the NHS and social care.

Data Security and Protection Toolkit

The Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) is an online self-assessment tool that all organisations must use if they have access to NHS patient data and systems.

Monitoring services

We undertake a range of national and local monitoring services, designed to identify vulnerabilities, uncover suspicious behaviour and block malicious activity.

Guidance on keeping safe and secure whilst working from home

We've put together some simple security tips that will help to ensure our work and data remains effective and secure when working from home.

Buying cyber security services

This guidance explains how to procure cyber security services for your NHS organisation. It covers the services provided by NHS Digital, along with services available from the NHS Shared Business Services and National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) framework agreements.

Respond to an NHS cyber alert (formerly CareCERT collect): GDPR information

Find out why and how we process your data, and your rights.

Guidance on phishing emails

Find out how you can stay safe and vigilant against phishing emails, including advice on how to spot a suspicious email and how to report it.

Cyber security guidance for healthcare professionals procuring and deploying connected medical devices

This guidance provides UK professional health providers with cyber security guidance for procuring and deploying Connected Medical Devices (CMDs).

Guidance on protecting against cyber attacks

We've published a range of guidance materials on protecting against a cyber security attack.

Guidance on protecting medical devices

Security incidents affecting connected medical devices can cause significant disruption to the delivery of healthcare services. Follow our guidance to minimise this risk.

Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) documentation

The documentation set is an essential component of any PKI and defines an agreed set of rules for the operation and management of the PKI.

NHS Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Certificate information

Find information and guidance on NHS Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Certificates.