Orkney Housing Association
Quality Affordable Homes for Orkney


Cyber Essentials Accreditation

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We are delighted to announce that OHAL, with assistance from our ICT Consultants – RM Computing (Orkney) Ltd obtained Cyber Essentials Accreditation.

We take data security very seriously and this accreditation provides assurance to our residents and other stakeholders that we strive to do all we can to keep their information secure. As part of our commitment to cyber security and guarding against cyber threats, we have under gone this certification process to verify that our ICT defences are satisfactory against cyber-crime attacks.
We felt this level of guarantee was vital as we continue to develop more digital ways of working. However, we are aware that as cyber-crime evolves, we have to continue to ensure that our systems remain as secure as possible. We do this by ensuring firewalls are secure and that anti-virus software is installed and updated regularly on all OHAL devices. We also provide cyber security awareness sessions to staff who msut follow strict ICT housekeeping rules eg secure log-ins, regular password changing etc.