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New cyber security resources for care homes

NHS and social care organisations are being invited to take advantage of new cyber security resources designed to raise awareness of the threat of ransomware.

Part of NHS Digital’s Keep I.T. Confidential online cyber security awareness toolkit, campaign materials offer specific advice for the adult care homes sector.

The aim is to help improve staff knowledge of cyber security concerns such as phishing, unauthorised data sharing, unlocked screens and weak passwords.

Assets included in the toolkit are:

  • Screensavers
  • Digital banners
  • Sticky notes
  • Social media graphics – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn
  • An animation

Ransomware is a form of malicious software that can make data or systems unusable until the victim makes a payment.

Reduce the risk of common cyber security concerns by:

  • Choosing a strong and varied password
  • Being aware of potential phishing scams
  • Wearing your staff ID badge on-site

More information on the Keep I.T. Confidential campaign is available here.  

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