A report by Clearwater Cyberintelligence Institute found that laptops still pose the greatest risk for cyberattack within healthcare systems. They share:
As you can see by their findings, it’s easy to ignore laptop security especially if you are uncomfortable tackling a subject you lack knowledge in. As healthcare professionals, we aren’t asking that you become experts on the topic, but you should know enough to be able to have a conversation with your IT team.
Today, we challenge you to connect with your IT team and start with these questions, such as:
Once your questions are answered, then you can create trainings, policies, and procedures around what you learned (i.e., mobile device plan, physical safeguards). Remember, if you take laptop security seriously, your team will follow right behind you.
**The opinions and observations from the group/author are not a promise to exempt your practice from fines and penalties. Research, modify, and tailor the advice to fit your specialty.