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New Cybersecurity Campaign ‘Keep I.T. Confidential’ Creates Awareness Among NHS Staff

New Cybersecurity Campaign ‘Keep I.T. Confidential’ Creates Awareness Among NHS Staff
  • The main purpose of this campaign is to ‘protect patient data’ from cybersecurity threats.
  • NHS Digital highlights the key cybersecurity threats which include weak passwords, phishing, tailgating, unlocked screens, and social engineering.

What’s the matter?

NHS Digital has launched a new cybersecurity campaign dubbed ‘Keep I.T. Confidential’ in order to educate NHS staff on how to prevent and mitigate potential cyber threats and data breaches.

What is the purpose of the campaign?

This campaign aims to create awareness among NHS staff about the impact of cybersecurity threats on patient safety and care and educate them on what actions should be taken to combat these threats.

The main purpose of this campaign is to ‘protect patient data’ from cybersecurity threats.

What are key cybersecurity threats?

NHS Digital also highlights the key cybersecurity threats against the NHS and its patients, which include

  • Weak passwords
  • Phishing
  • Tailgating
  • Unlocked screens
  • Social Engineering

What are the steps to protect patient data?

This campaign provides guidance and recommendations for NHS staff on how to protect patient data.

  • In order to prevent unauthorized access to patient data, NHS recommends its staff to reset strong and complex passwords that are difficult to crack.
  • This campaign strongly recommends NHS staff to never allow unauthorized individuals into restricted areas.
  • NHS staff are asked to lock screens and devices and always log out of systems when not in use.
  • NHS institutes its staff to never click on any link or email attachment that is from untrustworthy sources.

“NHS organizations are vast and diverse so Keep I.T. Confidential can be tailored to suit the individual needs of health and care providers and their staff,” Rob Shaw, Deputy Chief Executive at NHS Digital said, ITPro reported.

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