Welcome to the 2017 National Cyber Security Awareness Month for the Healthcare and Public Health Sector resource page. This is a collection of curated and home-grown cyber security awareness resources developed to help healthcare security teams promote cyber security awareness within their organizations. If you think this page is helpful or have suggestions on how we can make this better, we would love to hear from you in the comments section below.
A special thanks goes out to Healthcare InfoSec Roundtable members that contributed to this effort including: John Zuziak of Univ of Louisville Hospital, Steve Walker of Premier Health, Susan Dietrich and Bryan Greenberg of TriHealth and Hope Montag of HealthGuard.
Week 1: Simple Steps to Online Safety
All members of the public can take some simple actions to protect themselves online and to recover in the event a cyber incident occurs. Week 1 will address the top consumer cybersecurity concerns, provide simple steps to protect against these concerns, and help the public understand what to do if they fall victim to cybercrime.
Week 1 contents include:
- An introductory email template
- Handouts for each day of the week
Week 2: Cybersecurity in the Workplace is Everyone’s Business
Creating a culture of cybersecurity is critical for all organizations ‒ large and small businesses, academic institutions, non-profits, and government agencies – and must be a shared responsibility among all employees. Week 2 will showcase how organizations can protect against the most common cyber threats. The week will also look at resources to help organizations strengthen their cyber resilience, including the use of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity Framework.
Week 2 contents include:
- A PowerPoint presentation on common cyberthreats
Week 3: Today’s Predictions for Tomorrow’s Internet
Smart cities, connected devices, digitized records, as well as smart cars and homes have become a new reality. Week 3 will remind citizens that their sensitive, personal information is the fuel that makes smart devices work. While there are tremendous benefits of this technology, it is critical to understand how to use these cutting-edge innovations in safe and secure ways.
Week 3 contents include:
- Infographic on the current and emerging technologies in healthcare
Week 4: The Internet Wants YOU: Consider a Career in Cybersecurity
According to a study by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, by 2022, there will be a shortage of 1.8 million information security workers. It is critical that today’s students graduate ready to enter the workforce to fill the vast number of available cybersecurity positions. Week 4 will encourage students and other job seekers to explore cybersecurity careers. Key influencers – like parents, teachers, guidance counselors and state and local officials – will learn more about this growing field and how to engage youth in pursuing cybersecurity careers.
Week 4 contents include:
Week 5: Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Threats
The essential systems that support our daily lives – such as electricity, financial institutions, and transportation – are all dependent upon the Internet. Building resilience in critical infrastructure is crucial to our national security. Week 5 will look at cybersecurity in relation to keeping our traffic lights, running water, phone lines, and other critical infrastructure secure. It also facilitates the transition to November’s Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month (CISR), highlighting the tie between cybersecurity and our nation’s critical infrastructure
Week 5 contents include:
Additional NCSAM Resources
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