Five tips for defending your online privacy in healthcare: Infographic

Five tips for defending your online privacy in healthcare: Infographic

According to studies by PWC and the SANS Institute, 94% of healthcare organizations have been victims of a cyber-attack. As we use more and more devices from smartphones to wearable sensors, your online privacy can have a very real impact on our health and well-being. When hacked, even simple wearables can yield private information about our vital signs and reveal personal health problems and insight into our habits (like when we regularly go running) that’s best kept from the public eye. More threatening are the findings of security researchers who managed to prove that a deadly overdose of medication could be administered remotely via a vulnerability in certain insulin pumps.

Let’s see the dangers facing our health information, and a few easy tips you can use to boost your privacy levels quickly.

The dangers facing healthcare privacy

Arxan recently surveyed trends and dangers threatening the privacy of healthcare data.


How to protect healthcare privacy – simple tricks and tips

Luckily, there are a few steps you can take today to protect your health information. Here are the five most important tips and tricks.

1) Two-step verification on social media

We share a lot of sensitive information on social media with fellow patients and loved ones about our health. Studies show that most of our social media channels are poorly protected by weak passwords. It’s alarming to think how easy it is to learn when we feel ill, received positive results on a test or what side effects we’re suffering from on treatment.

Setting up two-step verification for social media accounts is one of the simplest security tricks, yet it might be the most impactful method for keeping health information private. All the major social media channels allow users to set this additional protection up in seconds. It means knowing my password will not give you access to my profile, as you will also need the code sent to my phone at every login attempt.

[The Medical Futurist]

June 17, 2016 / by / in , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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