LHIS Security Top Tips
- Be very careful when clicking on email attachments or embedded web links – if it’s unexpected or suspicious DO NOT open the attachment or link – get advice or check out the website and/or attachment name on the Internet
- Use strong passwords – a dictionary word can be cracked in seconds! Don’t use the same password for multiple sites – if it’s compromised, the hacker will have access to everything!
- Make sure your devices are regularly patched and updated – this includes smartphones and tablets – and make sure you have anti-virus installed which is updated daily
- Sensitive browsing (e.g. banking, accessing business systems) should only be done on a device that belongs to you and on a network you trust – be very careful when using ‘public’ wireless networks!
- Never respond to emails or telephone calls requesting your username and password information
- 6. If you are sending confidential or sensitive information in an email, make sure you check the recipients addresses are correct before you click the ‘send’ button – and then
- Don’t leave devices unattended – if you do need leave your laptop, smartphone or tablet for any length of time, make sure they’re locked with a pin or password
- Be careful when clicking on links or responding to requests on social media sites – if you don’t know the sender, be suspicious!
- If you are carrying around USB drives containing sensitive, patient or confidential information, they MUST be encrypted
- LHIS always recommend you backup your important documents daily!