Better End-User Security: What You Can Do #HITsecurity

Now that we are at the beginning of November, you can still practice good cyber hygiene every day. Here are five tips to consider using in your daily cyber routine (and, of course, always follow your organization’s policies):

1. Make regular backups and verify those backups.

2. When your external backup drive is not in use, disconnect it from your system.

3. Regularly update your web browser, add-ons, extensions, applications, and operating system software to the most current version.

4. Block cookies and Javascript where possible. Do not have your computer automatically save login credentials or passwords.

5. When in doubt, throw it out. If you receive a suspicious e-mail (or even a calendar invite), delete it immediately if something seems “phishy.”

Register for the Journey to HIMSS18 webinar on Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. ET. This 30-minute complimentary session with Thompson Boyd III MD covers privacy, security, and cybersecurity highlights at #HIMSS18.

HIMSS has produced several cybersecurity awareness infographics and tip sheets that may be helpful to help bolster end user (and enterprise) security. These resources are:

Practical Tips on Safeguarding Information for Small Physician Practices

2016 Healthcare Organization's Guide to Keeping Information Safe and Secure

Healthcare Industry's Guide to Keeping Information Safe & Secure When You Are Mobile

Stay Safe Online: Practical Tips for Workforce Members

Practical Tips on Good Password Practices for Workforce Members

Practical Tips on Good Password Practices for Organizations

Finally, please engage with us on social media by using the hashtags #HITsecurity and #CyberAware. Let us know how you are staying safe and secure!

#HITsecurity; #CyberAware