Cyber Security

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CPD20m of CPD
First Published
Updated21 March 2023
Expires 29 March 2025
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Ausmed Training Module will help all staff to better understand the increasing risk of cyber threats to healthcare organisations and the importance of workplace cyber security in protecting patients, clients and colleagues from malicious online attacks.

  • Why cyber security matters
  • Privacy, confidentiality and sensitive information
  • Password usage
  • Email security and phishing attacks
  • Preparing for and responding to a cyber attack
Learning Outcomes
  1. Explain why cyber security is everyone’s responsibility.
  2. Apply confidentiality and privacy principles to your online practises.
  3. Improve the security of your password use.
  4. Identify and defend against email phishing attacks on you and your workplace.
  5. Prepare and respond to a cyber security incident.
Target Audience

All staff members in any healthcare setting.


No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used. Always work within your scope of practice, and follow your organisation’s policies and procedures.


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Cynthea Wellings View profile
Cynthea Wellings was educated as a registered nurse at the Royal London Hospital, England. Cynthea Wellings migrated to Australia in 1981. Her extensive nursing experience, both in England and Australia, involved working in community and general hospital settings, as well as a short period in mental health nursing. Her passion, however, was always trauma nursing. After completing postgraduate qualifications in gerontology nursing, Cynthea focused her attention on continence promotion becoming a founding member of the Continence Foundation of Australia, and co-authoring a bestselling book about urinary incontinence. Now, as CEO of Ausmed Education Pty Ltd, Cynthea works with a large range of nurses and other professionals to develop high-quality continuing professional development activities. In 2014, Cynthea was recognised as one of Australia's '100 Women of Influence'. In 2020 Cynthea successfully completed the course conducted by the Harvard Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning entitled 'Cybersecurity: Managing Risk in the Information Age.'
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Evan Wang View profile
Evan Wang is Chief Technology Officer at Ausmed Education. He has more than 10 years of experience in creating and developing technology systems for healthcare professionals.
CPD time20m
First Published
Updated21 March 2023
29 March 2025
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
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