A persistent trend across the healthcare industry is the need for greater awareness and education on the part of staff members that handle and manage protected health information (PHI). Whether they realize it or not, employees are critical to the overall risk management program of any organization.
Phishing campaigns have a two-fold benefit. First, they test an organization’s overall level of awareness about these very common, but high-risk attacks. Second, they create an opportunity to improve user competence for those susceptible to compromise through personalized learning experiences.
Many of the recent major healthcare data breaches have included some form of phishing attacks on an organizations' employees. Vigilance is key when it comes to improving the overall awareness by staff at all levels of these attacks.
The best safeguard against targeted phishing attacks is to educate staff and ensure they know how critical their role is in protecting the information they possess. Educating your staff on current threats, like phishing attacks, empowers them to become proactive protectors of your organization's most valuable asset -- your data.