Training

Cyber IT Health Check service clinic

Understand where the IT Health Check (ITHC) sits among other Jisc services such as Cyber Essentials and penetration testing.

  • Online
  • One hour
  • Free

This course will be held on

  • 13 March 2024

    This clinic will be run in Teams and opens from 13:45.

    • Online
    • 14:00 – 15:00

All cyber clinics are hosted in the cyber community over Teams. If you are not already a member, please join Jisc's cyber security community group.

About

An IT Health Check is an NCSC-backed scheme comprised of a series of vulnerability scans and security control checks designed to deliberately identify and expose security vulnerabilities that might be present in IT solutions.

The key deliverable of an IT Health Check is a report which details the testing elements such as external testing, internal testing, application testing, server or endpoint build reviews and network and firewall configuration reviews. The IT Health Check is not a pass or fail audit, but an annual assessment that is a funding body requirement for many Jisc members and customers.

This live clinic will provide details of the Jisc IT Health Check service, the requirements set out in the funding agreements, what systems are in scope and the nature of the tests conducted.

Sessions and topics

The session will be led by members of the Jisc technical and service team responsible for delivering our IT Health Check service and will include time for discussion and questions.

Benefits

  • Opportunity to discuss how others have approached the IT Health Check and the benefits of doing so
  • Discuss with technical experts the scope of the IT Health Check and which systems are likely to be included
  • Understand where an IT Health Check sits among other Jisc services such as Cyber Essentials and penetration testing

Joining the clinic

All cyber clinics are hosted in the Cyber community over Teams. If you are not already a member, please join Jisc's cyber security community group.

You'll also need a headset or headphones and a microphone.

Who should attend?

Anyone from a UK-based organisation who requires an IT Health Check, is in the process of working towards one, or has any questions around the nature and scope of the ITHC. 

What we cover

The clinic is discussion based and relies on participation. You'll get answers to specific technical, administrative and policy issues you are experiencing either during the session or the team will follow up after the session.

Contact

For more information, email training@jisc.ac.uk or phone 01235 822242.