October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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To help keep SolutionHealth safe, we need everyone’s help. We are recognizing Cybersecurity Awareness Month this October by sharing tips to stay cyber secure. To prevent cyber-attacks, a little knowledge teamed with critical thinking skills can go a long way!

October Cybersecurity Vocabulary Word

  • Social Engineering: Tricking someone into performing an action or divulging confidential information.

Phishing Awareness Tips

  • Read the full email address of the sender; if the email address looks suspicious, report it.
  • Hover over all URL links before clicking on them to make sure they are legitimate.
  • Any email with a URL or file attachment should be considered high risk.

Get to Know Social Engineering Red Flags

Ever get an email that just seemed off, such as an invitation to click on a link from a stranger or a weird request from a usually trustworthy source? Chances are these were examples of social engineering. Cybercriminals attempt to manipulate, influence or deceive you into taking some action that isn’t in your own best interest or in the best interest of our organization. Good cybersecurity practices and knowing social engineering when you see it go hand in hand. This Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we are sharing this training course covering the ins and outs of social engineering. You will learn:

  • The different types of social engineering attacks cybercriminals use
  • Key signs of social engineering
  • What actions to take to protect yourself and your organization from a cyber attack

Click here to access the optional training course (available until October 31,  2021)!

If You Stay Alert, You Can Protect Yourself and SolutionHealth. When in doubt, report suspicious messages using the Phish Alert button.

Bonus Cybersecurity Awareness Tip

  • Lock your computer when leaving it unattended to protect PHI and other sensitive information!

Questions? We are here to help!

Ashley Guerrier, Security Analyst, Ashley.Guerrier@SolutionHealth.org

Dylan Myers, Security Engineer, Dylan.Myers@SolutionHealth.org