Privacy and Security Awareness Initiatives

HIMSS Joins NCSA Privacy and Security Awareness Initiatives



HIMSS joins the National Cyber Security Alliance to help raise awareness of the importance of online privacy and security.

Together HIMSS and NCSA aim to create and implement broad reaching education and awareness efforts to empower users at home, work and school with the information they need to keep themselves, their organizations, their systems, and their sensitive information safe and secure online and encourage a culture of cybersecurity.

To help achieve this goal HIMSS Champions two NCSA efforts - National Cyber Security Awareness Month and Data Privacy Day – and produces educational resources throughout the year to help users stay safe online.


National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) – celebrated every October - was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online. To celebrate NCSAM, HIMSS and NCSA have created educational cybersecurity resources to help keep information secure.

Read through these resources and learn how to become involved this NCSAM.

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Data Privacy Day (DPD), celebrated annually on Jan. 28, is an international effort centered on "Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust." The goal of DPD is to help raise awareness and educate consumers to better understand how their personal information may be collected and the benefits and risks of sharing personal data.

Learn more about Data Privacy Day and access tips to help keep ensure your data remains private.

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All healthcare organizations have valuable information belonging to the patient and organization. Organizations must take proactive measures with people, processes, and technology to keep information safe and secure.

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HIMSS is proud to be a champion of World Password Day.

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Join the new HIMSS Healthcare Cybersecurity Community

Improve your healthcare organization’s security posture by learning and collaborating with experts and peers in the Healthcare Cybersecurity Community.

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