Data Security Protection Toolkit

Dionach’s Data Security Protection Toolkit (DSPT) service provides comprehensive support for healthcare organisations to meet the National Data Guardian’s data security standards through testing, consultancy, auditing, and guidance.

What is data security protection toolkit?

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.


Dionach provides comprehensive services, including testing, consultancy, auditing, and guidance, to ensure compliance with DSPT requirements and enhance data security.

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.


We deliver the whole spectrum of cyber security services, from long-term, enterprise wide strategy and implementation projects to single penetration tests.

Our team works with you to identify and assess your organisation’s vulnerabilities, define enterprise-wide goals, and advise how best to achieve them.

Our recommendations are clear, concise, pragmatic and tailored to your organisation.

Independent, unbiased, personalised – this is how we define our services. We guide you to spend wisely and invest in change efficiently.

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