Every year New Zealanders lose millions of dollars and private information as a result of using weak passwords or reusing passwords across multiple accounts. Last year, tech publication ZDNet listed ‘123456’, ‘password’ and ‘12345678’ as some of the worst passwords used in 2020. Did you know that the health sector is in the top five […]
Patients First is proud to be an official supporter of Safer Internet Day 2021.
January 28 is Data Privacy Day, an international effort to create awareness about privacy and protecting data.
Software updates can be annoying. They appear out of nowhere at inconvenient times and they seem to take twice as long as they claim. And if you’re stuck with legacy systems, it is not as simple as a click of a button. But we suspect a team of people at Public Health England will have learnt how using outdated software applications can have […]
The convergence of internet and healthcare comes with its benefits and risks. Securing internet-connected devices in healthcare is critical.
One of the easiest things you can do to protect patient privacy is to add two-factor authentication (2FA) to your account logins.
CERT NZ’s annual Cyber Smart Week for 2020 starts on Monday 19 October and is aimed at helping New Zealanders protect themselves online. Patients First will be participating in this initiative to help raise cybersecurity awareness across New Zealand while also making it relevant to the health sector. New Zealand Health Information Security Requirements The […]
Editorial provided by CERT NZ as part of Cyber Smart Week 2020. We all do it – ignore those pesky red dots and update messages; not quite get around to changing our password practice; forget to check we’re not sharing our personal information with every Dom, Jack and Hēmi on social media. Well, now’s the […]
This article is based on the NZ Privacy Law Changes 2020 & Security Protections Webinar by Connon Daly (General Manager, The I.T. Team) and Graeme Crombie (Partner, Lane Neave). For full information and resources on the Privacy Act 2020, please visit the Privacy Commissioner website. The new Privacy Act 2020 (Act) comes into force on 1 December 2020 and we want to help you understand what you […]
The theme for Cyber Security Awareness Month 2020 is ‘Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart’. During October 2020, individuals and organisations should all do their part to step up their cyber defence. The Cyber Security Awareness Month website explains that “if everyone does their part – implementing stronger security practices, raising community awareness, educating vulnerable audiences or […]
Last weekend the hMael team at Patients First released a new feature in hMael called “two-factor authentication”. Two-factor authentication (2FA) gives a second layer of protection against unauthorised use of your hMael account. Our friends at CERT NZ explain that 2FA “verifies you are who you say you are, by asking for a second piece of information (often a code) as well […]