This year marks the 18th annual Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) created to educate citizens, as well as corporations, on how to more effectively protect themselves from cyber-attacks on our national infrastructure.
Whether it’s learning how to outsmart phishing emails or knowing how to properly store and protect Trinity Health devices and information, there’s never been a more important time to practice cybersecurity. Even if you feel confident in your ability to avoid incidents that would jeopardize Saint Agnes or Trinity Health data, it never hurts to refresh your cybersecurity skills.
Review these helpful cybersecurity tips to keep yourself safe online while at work.
- Do NOT plug phones or tablets into medical device ports. Although it may be convenient to use a medical device as a charging station, connecting personal devices into USB ports of medical devices provides a pathway for any malicious programs on your device to enter the medical device and hospital network. For both safety and security reasons, please do not attach personal devices to USB ports on medical devices.
- Do NOT click on suspicious email links or attachments from unknown senders.Please continue to pay special attention when checking email and be especially mindful about looking for the “external email” warning banner. Do not click on links or open attachments from people you don’t know. In addition, be sure you report these emails to the Enterprise Information Security (EIS) Incident Response team by using the “Report Message” button in your Outlook toolbar.
- Don’t hesitate to ask questions. When it comes to cybersecurity, you shouldn’t have to guess how to handle a situation. You can send security questions to the AskCybersecurity
We are all front-line defenders against cyberattacks. We all must be alert, understand the paths of attack and be diligent to stay safe.