Cyber security isn’t only for people who work in IT or might be good with computers. When cyber criminals target your service or the people who use it you and your staff become the last line of defence.
Social service workers, now and in the future, have access to digital devices as part of their job. Your workers need to know how to protect and safeguard these devices and the information they have access to. It’s even more important that managers and supervisors are aware of the risks to their organisation and the actions they need to take in the event of a cyber attack.
A recent SSSC survey of social service workers found only 22% are taking adequate steps to protect themselves and their services from common threats. Your service’s confidential information, business continuity, finances and the security of people who rely on it may be at risk if your staff aren’t aware of what they need to do and how to do it.
Get support at our free events
With support from the Scottish Government, we are running two essential events for managers, supervisors and learning and development professionals to help you. Come along to find out more about the cyber risks associated with health and social care environments and what you can do about them.
- Wednesday 18 September 2019, Perth – Sorry, this event is now cancelled
Each event will offer ideas and resources you can take back to your workplace and embed into your organisation’s learning and development strategies. Participants will leave more aware of the existing threats to services and individuals and with a strategy to increase the resilience of their service.
Both events run from 10.00am to 3.00pm and refreshments and lunch are included.
We’re happy to answer any questions you have about the event or cyber resilience in general. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more about cyber resilience
Find more information about staying secure online and why it’s important with our resources at www.learn.sssc.uk.com/cyber/