YPAS Cyber Essentials Certified

May 18, 2021

YPAS are delighted to receive the Cyber Essentials certification which is an effective, Government backed scheme that will help protect our organisation against a whole range of the most common cyber-attacks.

“Young Persons Advisory Service has successfully gained Cyber Essentials Certification this accreditation corroborates YPAS credentials as trustworthy service to hold personal data. The accreditation complements our Data Security and Protection Compliance (previously known as Information Governance).

 YPAS completes and publishes the Data Security and Protection Toolkit annually, this enables YPAS to measure our performance against the National Data Guardian’s ten data security standards. All organization’s that have access to NHS patient data and systems must use this toolkit to provide assurance.

Valerie O’Donnell, Senior Strategy and Operations Manager

 Cyber-attacks come in many shapes and sizes, but the vast majority are very basic in nature, carried out by relatively unskilled individuals. They’re the digital equivalent of a thief trying your front door to see if it’s unlocked. Our advice is designed to prevent these attacks. For more information please see link the below