New cyber security resources available online as part of Keep I.T. Confidential campaign

Source: NHS Digital

NHS Digital’s security awareness toolkit, Keep I.T. Confidential, has
been updated with additional cyber
security resources to help support
clinical settings and
social care organisations to improve security culture
within their workplace.

Two sets of campaign materials have been published; one aimed at
staff based in clinical settings and another for those who work in the
adult social care sector.

Launched by NHS Digital’s Data Security Centre, the free materials
have been designed to help NHS organisations
run their own cyber
security awareness campaigns at a time and in a way that suits them.
The aim is to help improve
staff knowledge of cyber security concerns
such as phishing, unauthorised data sharing, unlocked screens and
weak passwords.

Assets included in the toolkit are:

  • Screensavers
  • Digital banners
  • Sticky notes
  • Social media graphics – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn
  • An animation

NHS Digital’s Executive Director of Cyber Operations Mike Fell said:
“Good security practices are our shared responsibility and being cyber
aware can significantly reduce the chance of cyber events affecting people’s
care. “We know how busy staff are, but we encourage everyone to prioritise
reducing security risks as much as they can to protect the NHS and social
care against vulnerabilities. “Taking small, simple steps and considering
security in your day-to-day work can make a huge difference and we hope
that these resources can really play a part in helping to drive that change.”

Ransomware is a form of malicious software that can make data or systems
unusable until the victim makes a payment.

Reduce the risk of common cyber security concerns by:

  • Choosing a strong and varied password
  • Being aware of potential phishing scams
  • Wearing your staff ID badge on-site

More information on the Keep I.T. Confidential campaign is available here.