5 Ways the Healthcare Industry Can Get Involved this NCSAM

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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. If each of us does our part - implementing stronger security practices, raising community awareness, educating young people and training employees - together we will be a digital society safer, more resistant and resilient to cyber attacks.

Cybersecurity is our shared responsibility. Get involved this October to help everyone be #CyberAware! Here's what you can do:

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Sign up to become a National Cyber Security Awareness Month Champion – It's free and your logo can be displayed on staysafeonline.orgSign up here.

Review and update your Internet security policies - Ensure that they address current threats and best practices, and provide clear guidance on workplace technology trends such as “bring your own device.” Get more ideas for your cybersecurity plan with the HIMSS privacy and security toolkits.



Award certificates of achievement to employees who practice strong cybersecurity – the template certificate is available here.


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Host a lunch & learn during the month of October to talk to employees about  protecting patients' personal information and the role they play – Here are some resources to help you get started.

Hang the National Cyber Security Awareness Month poster in common areas to help create awareness about the month – Downloadable posters can be found here.


The official hashtag for the month is #CyberAware. For other ways to get involved in National Cyber Security Awareness Month, visit our partner page.

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