NHS Digital’s Data Security Centre has published two new cyber security information packs for health and social care staff as part of its Keep I.T. Confidential online toolkit.
One is aimed at staff in clinical settings and the other for those working in adult social care, with both designed to help NHS organisations run their own cyber security awareness campaigns.
The content is directed at helping to improve the knowledge of cyber security concerns such as phishing, unauthorised data sharing, unlocked screens and weak passwords.
The toolkit includes screensavers, digital banners, sticky notes, social media graphics and 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.”
Keep I.T. Confidential was first published in 2019 with the aim of educating health and social care staff in good cyber security practice.