Why do healthcare workers need cyber security training?

The Australian healthcare system has become a frequent target for cyber criminals. Find out how Phriendly Phishing can help healthcare workers prepare to face and mitigate cyber threats.

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The healthcare industry—a prime target for cyber attacks

According to a recent study, about 30% of the world’s data is generated by the healthcare industry. It is estimated that by 2025, the growth rate of data collected by the healthcare sector could increase to a staggering 36%.

The Australian healthcare industry is a treasure trove of confidential data, making it a major target for cyber criminals. According to the 2022 Security Report by Check Point, the healthcare industry was hit with an average of 830 weekly attacks throughout 2021.

In the first 6 months of 2022 alone, Australian healthcare organisations experienced 506 weekly attacks, according to Scamwatch data.

Training built for the Health Industry

Phriendly Phishing’s industry-based courses deliver engaging lessons fast—and are supported by a 100+ strong training library, personalised for Australian and New Zealand audiences.

CyberHealth Business Email Compromise

Health sector employees will discover the simple, and highly effective email scams using malware or social engineering.

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CyberHealth: OT (Operational Technology) Fundamentals

Learn about what OT is, why it is important, explore the different threats and ways to secure the OT environment.

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CyberHealth: Ransomware

This course aims to educate health sector learners in identifying, managing, reporting, and preventing Ransomware attacks.

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Why is the healthcare sector so vulnerable?

These are several reasons why the healthcare sector is an easy target for cyber crimes:

Employees are unaware of cyber threats

The most common reason for the sector’s vulnerability is that the staff aren’t trained properly in cyber security. In most cases, they may have very basic knowledge of the subject.

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Medical devices are easy entry points

Devices, such as heart rate monitors, don’t store data, but hackers could still leverage them to attack a healthcare institute’s network. Since these devices, by design, don’t have any cyber security features, they act as easy entry points.

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Busy schedules

Healthcare workers have some of the busiest and tightest schedules. Due to this, introducing and adapting to new cyber security technologies can be very difficult to accomplish.

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Outdated technology

Due to budget constraints, many healthcare organisations continue using outdated computer systems. These systems may no longer receive security updates, making them vulnerable to new cyber threats.

Phriendly Phishing—improving cyber resilience in organisations

Data breaches in hospitals could potentially endanger the lives of thousands of patients. These attacks could shut down entire networks and delay life-saving hospital operations and cost hospitals thousands of dollars in damages.

Hospital staff can easily fall victim to common cyber attacks such as phishing scams, mainly because they aren’t likely to receive the appropriate training to avoid these threats.

This is why cyber security training for healthcare employees is so important.

Phriendly Phishing offers up-to-date and easy to understand phishing awareness and cyber security training solutions that can help healthcare staff get the cyber security education they need.

With a workforce that’s prepared for any kind of cyber attack, you can fortify your healthcare institution’s cyber security infrastructure, preventing attacks that could put your patients in danger.

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Why Phriendly Phishing?

Here’s why you should leave cyber security training to us:

Short and easy to follow cyber security training courses

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Access to helpful educational
cyber security resources

Storage of training data in data centres on Australian soil

Customisable learning paths &
mock attack simulations

Online scams are devious

Online scammers are clever, they know exactly how to trick people into falling for their schemes. Download our free handbook, to the right, to find out how your staff can avoid these scams.

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Organisations we’ve served

To learn more about cyber security training for healthcare employees, speak with our team today.

How is Phriendly Phishing different to the competition?  

Full System Automation​: Phriendly Phishing is a fully-automated phishing ecosystem that syncs to your Active Directory or other data source. Don’t waste precious time on manual tasks!

Built for the ANZ and UK Markets: Developed by Australian certified professionals to help Aussies navigate the phishing landscape. Enjoy onshore data sovereignty and customer support. ​

Custom Learning Paths​: Take your employees on their own unique journey with a fully-automated risk assessment, training and on-going practice campaigns.​

Train, Not Trick​: Most employees are non-technical. Phriendly Phishing trains, nurtures and helps employees create long lasting behavioural change with our train, not trick methodology.​

My staff are all technical how will your program help me?  

Phriendly Phishing will ensure everyone in your organisation has completed the same high-quality training proven at reducing click through rates on scam emails. The dashboard allows you to monitor staff on an individual basis to identify those that still require additional training.

What does ‘zero touch automation’ mean?   

Once our Customer Success Team sets up your account, Phriendly Phishing can run in the background without user intervention. We authenticate with your Active Directory to ensure all staff are added into training campaigns from the minute they join the organisation.

How long is a subscription?

Phriendly Phishing’s standard subscriptions are for 2 years.

How much does it cost?

All companies will charge you an upfront cost for access to their system, however it is important to keep in mind the hours per week required for upkeep and maintenance. Through our automated approach, we have minimized any ongoing administration of Phriendly Phishing while still giving some of the highest quality results in market. Your per-employee subscription fee to Phriendly Phishing is the only cost you’ll ever incur.

Do you offer customer support?

All customers have anytime access to our online support ticketing and knowledge base. Our Customer Success and Support team is Australian based, with standard business hours during AEST to support Phriendly Phishing account admins.

Who will set Phriendly Phishing up for me?

Our Customer Success and Support Team will reach out to set up your Phriendly Phishing account and hold a 30-minute demonstration to show you how to manage your account and setup the baseline, training, and campaigns. Visit our online ticketing and knowledge base system to communicate with our technical support team and access how-to pages.

Who are your current clients, and can I speak with them?

Phriendly Phishing is the trusted provider of hundreds of organisations in Australia across sectors including state and local Government, higher education, retail, technology, health and more. We have helped clients of all sizes from 50 employees to 60,000 employees. Phriendly Phishing is able to provide you with customer references if required to assist in your buying process.