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Digital literacy part 5: Staying safe online

The fifth article in our series on digital literacy explains how to safeguard confidential information about you, your patients and your organisation so you can enjoy the advantages of being an e-nurse

The fifth article in our series on digital literacy explains how to safeguard confidential information about you, your patients and your organisation so you can enjoy the advantages of being an e-nurse

What is online security, or ‘cybersecurity’?

The internet has many clear advantages over traditional ways of exchanging information but, like them, it can be insecure. Cybersecurity establishes simple rules and measures to prevent intrusion or fraud.

How important is it?

Without it, privacy and confidentiality can be threatened and data may be stolen. At its worst, poor online security can make people and organisations vulnerable to a cyberattack.

What is a cyberattack?

Cyberattacks are malicious acts, usually carried out by an anonymous source, that seek to steal from, alter or destroy computer information systems, infrastructures, computer networks or personal computer devices. Hackers target

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