This introductory course explain of some of the fundamental concepts in cyber security and impart an understanding of information system security requirements. By analysing real-world examples, practical aspects of cyber security including threats and vulnerabilities, with a particular focus on the potential threats to health data, will be discussed. Learners will learn about good practices in cyber security to establish a security culture. Through the course, important questions such as “why is cyber security important for healthcare?” and “does healthcare have a cyber security problem?” will be considered and discussed.
Part of a programme of 10 Health Informatics sessions which can be taken separately, or as a programme of 10. Designed by Newcastle University & Health Education England North East and North Cumbria, and accredited by the Faculty of Clinical Informatics UK. See go.ncl.ac.uk/health-informatics for information about the whole programme.