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 working with the Ministry by doing a stocktake of fax machine usage amongst PHOs and GP Practices.
It is with regret that Patients First have made the difficult decision to discontinue the hMael products from 29 January 2021.
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 But we suspect a team of people at Public Health England will have learnt how using outdated software applications can have […]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.
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 […]
The damage of a phishing attack can be huge. Learn how to avoid falling for a phishing email with these great awareness tips.
Read our top six reasons to start using a password manager to make your life easier and keep your passwords secure!
Petra Lucioli, Claims Manager at Delta Insurance, shares her insights on cyber insurance claims in New Zealand.
Healthcare has a high risk of cybersecurity incidents because, by nature, healthcare is a system that puts a lot of trust in people. Providers engage in sensitive activities on behalf of patients and need to exchange or access confidential patient information. Outsiders (e.g. hackers) are a threat but, sometimes, insiders (e.g. employees) can be too. […]