Did you know there are currently an estimated 4.8 billion internet users? That’s over 62% of the world’s population! This number will only grow, making the need to “Protect It” more important than ever before. Cybersecurity Awareness Month was created as a collaborative effort between industry and government to make sure every American has the necessary resources to stay safe and secure online.
“If you connect it, protect it”, emphasizes the possible vulnerability of all users connected to the internet. This year has seen huge disruptions in the way we work, socialize, and learn, converting many of these activities to online interactions. Homes, businesses, and schools have gone virtual. We all have a responsibility to practice safe online habits.
The healthcare industry has become increasingly reliant on internet-based devices and solutions to enhance patient care, speed of crisis response, organizational efficiency, and more. Many benefits have been created from patient wellness apps and online medical devices, but it has also exposed the industry to vulnerabilities that can be exploited by cybercriminals.
Both people and infrastructure can adapt to the constant evolution of internet-connected devices. It is necessary to safeguard all the devices we interact with, not just our personal devices. Regardless of what the future holds, everyone can do their part and #BeCyberSmart to ensure the safety of cyberspace.
MedCareComplete is equipped with everything you need to #BeCyberSmart. From medical and identity theft monitoring to social media tracking, we’ve got your digital health covered!
Click below for Resources from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, an official website of the Department of Homeland Security.