All organisations are susceptible to cyber attacks but one industry that has been hit particularly hard is healthcare.
Cyber attacks on global healthcare organisations increased at more than double the rate of those targeting other sectors within the last year according to a recent report by Checkpoint. This has resulted in countless breaches and millions of compromised patient records.
Healthcare organisations collect and store vast amounts of personal information which makes them a major target for cyber attacks. Personally identifiable information (PII) and protected health information (PHI) are highly sought after by criminals as the data can be used for financial fraud, medical identity theft, identify theft, and for crafting convincing phishing emails.
Modern healthcare organisations also have an extensive network of connected medical devices, all of which can act as a potential threat for attackers. These threats combined with an increase in cyber attacks make securing health data more important than ever.
A Robust Defence Against Cyber Threats
To defend against this surge in attacks, Swansea Bay University Health Board partnered with MetaCompliance to increase staff awareness of cyber threats and create a culture of enhanced Cyber Security awareness.
With over 12,500 staff employed across the board, Swansea Bay UHB identified phishing as a key concern that they wanted to address.
Protection Against Phishing
Using MetaCompliance’s award-winning MetaPhish solution, Swansea Bay UHB has been able to educate staff on sophisticated phishing threats and provide targeted training on how to avoid them.
By using a safe controlled environment, the health board has been able to send staff customised phishing simulations to measure their awareness of current threats and provide timely education on how they can improve security behaviours.
Detailed Feedback and Reporting
Staff members that click on a phish are presented with a point of need learning experience that explains what has happened, the potential dangers associated with phishing attacks, and how they can avoid them in the future.
Using the detailed reporting analytics, Swansea Bay UHB has been able to establish a baseline that measures current awareness levels and provides a benchmark to track the effectiveness of future phishing simulation tests.
The health board is now able to use this data to identify areas of weakness, tailor training to address gaps in awareness and chart the progress of phishing campaigns over time.
Swansea Bay UHB recognised that to truly enhance awareness levels across the organisation, the phishing training needed to be incorporated as part of a wider Cyber Security awareness program.
Using MetaCompliance’s innovative eLearning library, the board has been able to create customised eLearning courses that are engaging, informative and address the key risks that pose a threat to the organisation.
The eLearning is focused on real-life examples and provides targeted learning in short, sharp bursts. Providing staff with easy to consume content, that is relevant to their role, has been critical to improving security behaviours within the organisation.
Customer-Focused Awareness Campaigns
MetaCompliance works closely with Swansea Bay UHB to design tailored and unique awareness campaigns that are specifically developed to meet the needs of the overall organisation.
This close collaboration has helped Swansea Bay UHB fully utilise the MetaCompliance platform and create targeted campaigns that deliver on objectives, demonstrate results, and reduce organisational risks.
Since implementing the software, Swansea Bay UHB has noticed an increase in user awareness, a reduction in phishing, increased reporting, and greater employee engagement.
This has created a measurable change to the security culture within the organisation and helped demonstrate to the Executive team the importance of making Cyber Security awareness training mandatory for all staff.
Your Complete Defence Against Cyber Threats
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