Digital Health Cyber Security Centre

The Digital Health Cyber Security Centre has been established to strengthen the security of our national digital health systems and services; and to promote increased security awareness and maturity across the digital health sector.

Security Awareness Training

Now, more than ever, it’s important to ensure people who work in healthcare are equipped to recognise and manage security risks. To support increased security awareness, the Agency has developed a free eLearning course, available at the Agency's online training centre. The Digital Health Security Awareness eLearning course includes five modules, with examples that relate cyber security concepts to people’s work in healthcare organisations. The course has been developed by the Agency’s cyber security team, in consultation with representatives from a range of healthcare settings and disciplines, including medicine, nursing, pharmacy, practice management and allied health.

Cyber Security Guidance

The guidance materials below have been developed specifically for the Australian health sector, to promote awareness of information security, and provide practical advice regarding a range of cyber security topics.

  • Patching - protecting healthcare information by updating systems and software

Additional Information Sources

Additional guidance materials and information is available on the following websites:

eLearning