Cyber Security Checklist

A comprehensive checklist to help health providers meet their obligations for cyber security and secure patient information

As health providers, it is our obligation to protect the sensitive personal information of our patients. As a healthcare organisation, you collect, use, and disclose sensitive personal information that requires extra protection under the Privacy Act 1998. Reasonable steps must be taken to protect patient information transmitted, and failure to do so may constitute a breach of the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs).

 

With cybersecurity threats on the rise, it’s crucial to take the necessary measures to protect your patients’ sensitive information. Our Cyber Security Checklist is here to help you!

 

Our checklist covers essential steps to protect your office computers from viruses, malware, and hackers. We’ll guide you through creating and enforcing a strong password policy, ensuring only selected members have administrative access to your system, installing anti-virus and anti-spyware software, updating operating systems, web browsers and additional computer software, and enabling firewalls to create a barrier between your information and the outside world.

 

By using our Cyber Security Checklist, you’ll be able to take reasonable steps to protect health information, ensuring that you’re compliant with the APPs. Plus, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your patients’ sensitive information is safe from cybersecurity threats.

 

Sign up for our Cyber Security Checklist today, and take the first step in safeguarding your patients’ health information.