AWS completes the 2023 Cyber Essentials Plus certification and NHS Data Security and Protection Toolkit assessment

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is pleased to announce the successful completion of the United Kingdom Cyber Essentials Plus certification and the National Health Service Data Security and Protection Toolkit (NHS DSPT) assessment. The Cyber Essentials Plus certificate and NHS DSPT assessment are valid for one year until March 28, 2024, and June 30, 2024, respectively.

Cyber Essentials Plus is a UK Government-backed, industry-supported certification scheme intended to help organizations demonstrate organizational cyber security against common cyber attacks. An independent third-party auditor certified by the Information Assurance for Small and Medium Enterprises (IASME) completed the audit. The scope of our Cyber Essentials Plus certificate covers AWS Europe (London), AWS Europe (Ireland), and AWS Europe (Frankfurt) Regions.

The NHS DSPT is a self-assessment that organizations use to measure their performance against data security and information governance requirements. The UK Department of Health and Social Care sets these requirements.

When customers move to the AWS Cloud, AWS is responsible for protecting the global infrastructure that runs our services offered in the AWS Cloud. AWS customers are the data controllers for patient health and care data, and are responsible for anything they put in the cloud or connect to the cloud. For more information, see the AWS Shared Security Responsibility Model.

AWS status is available on the AWS Cyber Essentials Plus compliance page, the NHS DSPT portal, and through AWS Artifact. AWS Artifact is a self-service portal for on-demand access to AWS compliance reports. Sign in to AWS Artifact in the AWS Management Console, or learn more at Getting Started with AWS Artifact.

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Tariro Dongo

Tariro is a Security Assurance Program Manager at AWS, based in London. Tari is responsible for third-party and customer audits, attestations, certifications, and assessments across EMEA. Previously, Tari worked in security assurance and technology risk in the big four and financial services industry over the last 12 years.

Jennifer Park

Jennifer is a Security Assurance Program Manager at AWS, based in New York. She is responsible for third-party and customer audits, attestations and certifications across EMEA. Jennifer graduated from Boston College and has just under one year experience in Security Assurance.

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