HITEQ Health Center Cybersecurity Defender Against the Dark Web

Health Centers are being inundated by an unprecedented surge in cybersecurity incidents that are having detrimental effects on healthcare worldwide. New, sophisticated threats seem to appear on a daily basis. Most importantly, these threats are primarily being targeted and spread through end users (vs health IT systems) through social engineering and phishing attack methods. 

Healthcare cybersecurity is the ultimate team sport. The responsibility goes beyond the IT staff and includes front and back office staff, doctors and nurses, patients, executives, and the board of directors. These resources are directed at all levels of the healthcare organization so that they may be proactive and aware and help to defend Health Centers against the Dark Web.

Take some time to read through some of the articles on this page and then fill out the submission form on the right and you will be rewarded with a Health Center Defender Against the Dark Web badge! This is an official badge that is submitted by the HITEQ Center as a proof of completion to the blockchain. Your credentials can be added to profiles such as LinkedIn and verified through accreditation services such as Accredible and Open Badge.



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Best Practices for Health Center Staff Working Remotely

The number of COVID-19 cases continue to increase throughout the United States, requiring more and more of our health systems to rely on employees working from home at times. While some of us are required to "shelter-in-place," unfortunately that shelter can create increased risks such as cyber security breaches.

When working from home, people are often distracted by many other things than work (e.g., children, pets, health concerns, finances, etc.) – data security is understandably not always the number one concern and creates a matter of high risk. 

Unfortunately for health centers this can result in a loss of control over their data and make them subject to significant legal liability due to a single email click or transmission of its data over an unsecured network. With good planning, policies, and employee and family education, health centers can minimize risk and support their employees while working remotely.

Download the presentation below to inform your Health Center remote workers on best practices for increasing cybersecurity at home.

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