Information Security

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Information Security is the protection of information and systems from unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, destruction or disruption.

Best Practices Staying Secure

  • Physical: Lock up- Offices, workstations, sensitive papers and PDAs, as well as laptops, mobile devices, media.
  • Access: Control access to information so that someone has only what is needed for their job.
  • Computer: Lock your computer and hide confidential information when your computer is not in use.
  • Device: Never store PHI and confidential information on removable media or portable devices unless specifically required to do so.
  • Email: Do not send any email message that you would be embarrassed to find printed under your name on the front page of the newspaper.
  • Internet: Do not download software that is not approved for NHRMC computers, including screen savers and games.