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Managing cyber security threats

Keeping the Australian health sector safe, secure and trusted

Cyber security information

As it gathers cyber security information, the CSC is able to share the most up-to-date advice with health organisations. This helps them to protect valuable health data and mitigate any potential cyber security threats.

Key potential cyber security threats that the CSC has assessed as high for the Australian health sector are: 

  • ransomware
  • phishing attacks

Receive the latest information

It’s recommended that healthcare organisations also subscribe to free alert services from the Australian Cyber Security Centre, to stay aware of current threats.

Get support

If your healthcare organisation is affected by a cyber security incident, call the Australian Cyber Security Hotline on 1300 CYBER1 (1300 292 371).

If you’re concerned that your healthcare organisation might be vulnerable to cyber-attacks, there are steps you can take to prepare for and prevent these risks.

To help everyone in your organisation understand the risks and their legislative obligations access a range of free cyber security training and guidance materials.

The Information Security Guide for Small Healthcare Businesses (PDF, 880.43 KB) (PDF, 880.43 KB) can help you understand your obligations and identify measures and behaviours you can put in place

The Digital Health Security Awareness eLearning course will help your organisation understand the risks associated with online activity and how to use your digital assets safely.

For further information about your organisation’s security incident response responsibilities, look at the OAIC Data Breach Action Plan.