Data Security Protection Toolkit

Independent assurance against DSPT

The Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) is an online self-assessment tool that allows organisations to measure their performance against the National Data Guardian’s 10 data security standards.

The Data Security Assessment that Dionach delivers on behalf of NHS Digital provides external assurance for up to 15 requirements of the DSPT.

The Cyber Risk Framework Workshop that Dionach delivers on behalf of NHS Digital provides external assurance for up to 6 requirements of the DSPT.

What we do

Dionach can provide assistance to organisations with the completion of their DSPT.

How Dionach can help

 There are several ways that Dionach can assist:

1. Test

Testing web applications to provide external evidence that all web applications are protected and not susceptible to common security vulnerabilities, such as described in the top ten Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) vulnerabilities.

2. Consult

Consultancy with a member of our assurance team to collate evidence for the DSPT requirements.


Auditing of the DSPT to ensure that all requirements have been met.

4. Guide

Guidance on NHS Digital funded services that can assist NHS Organisations in meeting the requirements of the DSPT.



Dionach is one of just 4 specialist suppliers on NHS Digital’s Security Services Framework, providing cyber security to NHS organisations across England.


Our consultants are experts in healthcare environments and can provide meaningful and actionable recommendations.


We are passionate about improving cyber security in healthcare and will work with you to ensure good patient outcomes.

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