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Data Security Assessment

Identify, understand and remediate vulnerabilities

The Data Security Assessment (DSA) is is designed to identify vulnerabilities and understand and remediate areas of high risk.

The DSA is:

  • Based on learnings from years of assessments of NHS Trusts in the UK, adapted for the Australian market and standards.
  • Includes an Essential 8 assessment along with an IT Healthcheck tailored to the needs of each health service.
  • Completed annually, and includes remediation, re-testing and progress tracking

What we do

Dionach will work with you to understand your environment.

Using years of healthcare experience, we help you identify vulnerabilities and put in place robust remediation plans.

What's included

Each engagement covers the following main areas:
1. Access Control Management
Ensuring all staff can access systems and access is controlled to only the data needed for their job role.
2. Malware Protection
Verifying the effectiveness of protection mechanisms and the detection of malicious files entering the network via web and email traffic.
3. Log Management
Checking that information is being stored securely to support the investigation of a cyber incident.
4. Patch Management
Looking at the capability to deploy updates to the hardware and software used across the organisation.
5. Threat and Vulnerability Management
Supporting the ability to identify cyber vulnerabilities and understanding the threat exposure.



18 Years of protecting healthcare organisations, including as one of only four suppliers to NHS Digital’s Security Services Framework. We understand where vulnerabilities exist and how to protect them.


Unaffiliated with 3rd party products or services


Continually monitoring the latest technologies and emerging threats to healthcare organisations around the world.

Find out how we can help with your cyber challenge