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Busting Cybersecurity Myths in Healthcare

Course: #10580Level: Intermediate 1 Hour 452 Reviews

SLPs must know how to select and use cybersecurity and privacy to safeguard protected health information. Common myths regarding cyber threats and defenses in healthcare, and their impact on providers, patients and vendors, are discussed in this course. The pitfalls of using cybersecurity analogies and how to question assumptions and avoid future myths are also addressed.

Course created on June 1, 2023

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Course Type: Video

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Related; IACET/0.1; Kansas LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe five myths related to cybersecurity that impact healthcare professionals.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list the pros and cons of cybersecurity analogies.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe how to appropriately question assumptions and avoid future myths.


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-10 Minutes How myths affect providers, patients, and vendors
10-15 Minutes “I’m too small to be a target”
15-20 Minutes “We should change our passwords often”
20-25 Minutes “Using the cloud makes us secure”
25-30 Minutes “HIPAA compliance means we’re secure”
30-35 Minutes The pitfalls of cybersecurity analogies
35-40 Minutes Myths about cyber incidents and breaches
40-50 Minutes Cognitive biases and cybersecurity
50-55 Minutes How to avoid future myths in healthcare
55-60 Minutes Summary, Q&A


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Josiah Dykstra was paid an honoriarum for this presentation. He is an employee of the Department of Defense, the owner of a cybersecurity consulting business, and author of a book related to this topic. Nonfinancial: Josiah Dykstra is on the Cyber Advisory Board at Bowie State University; a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Association for Computing Machinery, and American Association for the Advancement of Science; and a Fellow at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

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