SeRP (Secure eResearch Platform) has achieved Cyber Essentials accreditation that further demonstrates SeRP’s commitment and robust safeguards to protect its users, platform tenants and data providers from cyber attacks.
The SeRP technology stack underpins the Population Data Science Research Centres of Excellence as well as many other external projects; both in the UK and internationally. SeRP provides these ‘tenants’ with a complete, customisable solution for data sharing, linkage and analysis in a safe, secure and controlled environment that’s accredited to the highest international standard.
Certification by this government-backed, National Cyber Security Centre scheme, protects against a wide range of cyber attacks and evidences SeRP’s commitment to cyber security.
Achieving the Cyber Essentials standard also acts as an effective deterrent to cyber criminals probing for vulnerabilities, ‘the digital equivalent of a thief trying your front door to see if it’s unlocked.’
This is an important reassurance for our users and tenants who conduct centrally funded research projects, as government and public body contracts often require Cyber Essentials certification for their IT infrastructure.
Professor of Informatics and SeRP Director, Professor David Ford, said, “We’re very proud to be able to give our partners and collaborators the confidence that SeRP’s highly secure technical controls are now validated against the high standards of the Cyber Essentials criteria. It also provides data controllers with the assurance that all projects conducted within SeRP meet these robust safeguards for data acquisition, storage and utilisation, as we grow and develop our data services.”
SeRP’s Cyber Essentials certification number is IASME-CE-020924.