CareLearning adds ransomware, cybersecurity course

Posted on: 7/19/17 has added “Essentials of Phishing and Ransomware in Health Care” to their course catalog. We are standing at “ground zero” in the cyberwar against health care. The Petya ransomware campaign is currently infecting 64 countries and hits health care hard. All of this is right on the heels of the WannaCry attack that paralyzed Great Britain’s hospitals on May 12.
According to the June 28, 2017, issue of Healthcare IT News “… Petya is spread through email with attached infected Microsoft Office documents.”  It just takes one computer user who is not familiar with the rules to infect a hospital and potentially close its doors. That’s why we are presenting a new course on the essentials that computer users need to understand to protect their hospitals from phishing and ransomware attacks.
This “essentials” course helps health care workers understand:
  • The five things every computer user must do to prevent the threat of ransomware
  • The seven technical steps to secure health information from attack
  • The five immediate steps to take if you see the ransom notice

This online course is facilitated by Tom Walsh. Walsh has more than 14 years of experience in health care cyber security, is certified as a CISSP, and has authored four books on health care information security, published by the AMA, AHIMA, and HIMSS.

The cost for the Essentials of Phishing and Ransomware in Health Care course is $20 per person. Contact carelearning technical support, (866) 617-3904 or, OHA, or visit for more information.  To learn more, click here. (Winters)

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