HIPAA Training: Cybersecurity

In this video, you will learn the best practices for cybersecurity. We cover:
What cybersecurity is, consequences for failing to protect PHI, how to prevent cyberattacks, and the best practices for protecting information.
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  • In this video, we will review Cybersecurity Best Practices.
  • Let’s first discuss,
    • What is Cybersecurity? 
    • Cybersecurity is a common term used to describe a set of practices, measures, and/or actions you can take to protect personal information and your computer from attacks.
  • Some common cyber threats are hackers, identity thieves, and malware.
  • In addition to these risks, your organization may face a number of other consequences, if you fail to take actions to protect personal information and your computer.
  • Some of these consequences are:
    • Fines from the state and federal government. 
    • Loss of confidentiality, integrity, and/or availability of valuable organizational data, research and/or personal electronic data.
    • Lawsuits, loss of public trust, protection, internal disciplinary action or termination of employment.
  • How to prevent cyber attacks:
  • Employee training: employees should not be using their work computers for personal reasons or opening email links from unfamiliar sources. 
  • Secure systems: organizations should encrypt data, install firewalls, endpoint protection, antivirus, and update systems periodically.
  • Monitor network: file access and network traffic should be monitored to ensure that unauthorized users are not accessing sensitive data.
  • Backup data: allows systems to be restored in the event of a breach. Without data backup, an organization is at risk for a ransomware attack.
  • Be sure to… 
    • Be wary of invitations to download software from unknown internet sources 
    • Watch for allusions to malware in user agreements before installing free software programs
  • Protect your passwords…
    • Do not share your passwords, and always make new passwords that are difficult to guess by avoiding dictionary words, and mixing letters, numbers, and punctuation.

These are just some of the recommended cybersecurity best practices to protect your business from cyber attacks. 

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