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Eynsham, Near Oxford, United Kingdom, 2010/08/19 - Hytec has today announced that it will host a complimentary webinar, dedicated to helping trusts understand the requirements of version 8 of the IG Toolkit (IGT).
IGT version 8 assessments must be submitted by all health and non-health organisations by 31 March 2011. In addition, trusts and SHAs must submit their Baseline and Performance Update submissions by 31 October 2010.
Robin Ingram, Hytec’s Information Assurance Officer, and presenter at the webinar said, “Version 8 is more rigorous than its predecessors and includes several material changes. It’s more challenging to complete and a lot more time-consuming than previous versions as organisations are required to go into greater depth about their policies, procedures and processes.”
Hytec’s webinar – “Understanding IGT V8” – will explain the changes in version 8, and allow participants to put their questions to industry experts. Participants will learn:
• what the changes are;
• what they mean;
• how the changes impact the requirement to complete the assessment;
• what needs to be done before 31 October 2010; and
• the consequences of failing to comply.
Mr Ingram concluded: “Everything in the IG Toolkit is there for a reason, either to protect the N3 network and all organisations connected to it, protect Spine applications, or protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of patient data. Therefore it’s crucial that we help trusts to understand the requirements and ensure they comply with the assessment process.”
Who should attend
Those responsible for, and tasked with, completing an IG Toolkit assessment; including:
• Chief Executives
• Information Asset Officers
• IG Leads
• Data Protection Officers
• Caldicott Guardians
• IM&T Managers.
Date: Wednesday 22 September, at 11am
Cost: No charge to qualified personnel from NHS trusts
How to register: To register for the webinar, please use the URL below.
About Robin Ingram
Robin is Hytec’s Information Assurance Consultant. He works closely with Connecting for Health and the Department of Health, providing them with feedback gained by helping organisations through the IGT process.
Robin is a Member of the BSI Associate Consultant Programme, a Security Advisor to the London Public Services Network (LPSN), an ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, ISO 27001 Internal Auditor and an ISO 27001 Implementer.
Hytec (hytec.co.uk) is the technology and infrastructure specialist arm of OLM Group. It creates technology environments that help NHS trusts improve their processes, become more efficient, productive and ultimately transform services.
Specialising in information security, infrastructure management, systems integration and mobile applications, Hytec works with health trusts in the design, implementation and operation of IT infrastructures and application platforms that support good information governance, data sharing and flexible working.
Hytec’s accreditations include ISO 27001 (information security management) and ISO 9001 (quality management). It is a Microsoft Gold Partner, a TigerScheme company, member of the BSI Consultant Programme and Socitm member.