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LHIS Security Top Tips

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LHIS Security Top Tips

  1. 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
  1. 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!
  1. 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
  1. 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!
  1. Never respond to emails or telephone calls requesting your username and password information
  1. 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
    check again!
  1. 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
  1. Be careful when clicking on links or responding to requests on social media sites – if you don’t know the sender, be suspicious!
  1. If you are carrying around USB drives containing sensitive, patient or confidential information, they MUST be encrypted
  1. LHIS always recommend you backup your important documents daily!

 

 

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