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Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting the healthcare sector, according to NOS. Dutch hospitals have reported 304 cases of patient data loss since the beginning of this year, which translates to approximately one data breach per day. The Dutch Data Protection Authority (AP) states that these breaches are largely caused by unintentional errors made by employees. But how can you prevent your staff from inadvertently granting cybercriminals access to sensitive information?
Securing your systems and data no longer solely depends on IT security; employees also play a crucial role. They are becoming increasingly targeted by cybercriminals for good reason. Careless use of an infected USB stick or a simple click on the wrong link can be enough to bring an entire healthcare institution to a halt. However, employees often lack awareness of their role in information security. It is therefore essential to promote this awareness (preferably on a daily basis!). But how exactly can you achieve this?
Studies show that a staggering 70 percent of successful cyberattacks can be prevented simply by raising employees’ awareness of potential threats. The problem is that without reinforcement, this awareness will diminish over time. An annual training course is therefore unfortunately not sufficient.
With the help of Netpresenter, you can repeatedly bring small pieces of cybersecurity content to the attention of your staff. Not through a printed A4 sheet on a memo board in the canteen, but repeatedly through various digital channels. For example, cybersecurity-related tips and tricks, such as what to do when encountering a suspicious email, can be automatically displayed on large television screens. You can also consider an interactive screensaver on each computer or even on every mobile device. This way, everyone, including those without a fixed workstation, will come across this useful information without constant interruptions.
If a cyber attack manages to slip through the cracks, you can even notify employees through the same channels with an unmissable warning message.
IT-specialist Richard Renkens has been with Netpresenter for well over a decade. Besides solving IT-related mysteries, Richard likes to blow off steam on his mountain bike.