Tag: Cybersecurity

Securing your email with TLS

Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a cryptographic protocol that secures communication over a network by using certificates to encrypt a connection between computers. TLS is the successor of SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). The simplest example is your banking website; TLS makes the difference between the HTTP (unencrypted) and HTTPS (encrypted) traffic. For email it is…
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Protect your online self

Cyber Smart Week 2018

Cyber Smart Week 2018 – how to #getcybersmart? Patients First, Conporto Health and Medical IT Advisors are supporting the 2018 #CyberSmartWeek*, New Zealand’s national cyber security awareness week aimed at helping New Zealanders protect themselves online New Zealand Health Information Security Requirements An organisation that does not have a health information security policy cannot assure patients their…
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Ransomware on the rise in NZ Health Sector

The Ministry of Health is wanting to raise the awareness of what Ransomware is and what businesses should be doing to protect against its rise in New Zealand. Ransomware is defined by the United States Department of Justice as “a form of malware that targets both human and technical weaknesses in organisations in an effort…
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GP Security Checklist Released

Patients First are proud to have released a security checklist for General Practice. It is designed to allow general practice to undertake a basic assessment of their health information security practices. Read more about the checklist and associated guide document here.