Enjoy Tips 7, 8 and 9 for Cybersecurity Awareness Month


Tip #7: Security Awareness Training should be ongoing

Cybersecurity threats are constantly evolving as cybercriminals continuously learn new ways to trick their victims. Security training must be ongoing to keep employees up to date with threats, scams, and best practices. It should be included with your annual HIPAA training and your new employee training. If you are not doing that now, it’s not too late. You don’t want to be caught now doing HIPAA and cybersecurity training. Education is the #1 defense against hackers and thieves. #CybersecurityAwarenessMonth

Tip #8: Use your mobile devices securely

Some quick tips for securely using your mobile device include: Use a strong passcode, keep your device updated, only download apps from trusted sources, don’t send sensitive information via text or email, and perform backups. If you are in the office, don’t get on the company wireless to listen to music or stream movies. While you are at work, stay professional and don’t jeopardize the practice’s network. #CybersecurityAwarenessMonth


Tip #9: Look out for phishing scams

88% of organizations worldwide experienced spear-phishing attempts last year. While some phishing scams are easy to spot, others can be difficult to detect. Carefully analyze every email and inspect the sender, language, links, and attachments. The bad actors are PROFESSIONALS. They have put in an enormous amount of time honing their trade and figuring out how to fool you. If you are suspicious, contact your office manager or IT vendor for help. Don’t just assume it is legit. #CybersceurityAwarenessMonth