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What you will learn

  • You will gain an understanding of the role of digitalisation and cybersecurity in the healthcare context

  • You will learn about the opportunities and threats that the healthcare sector faces due to digitalisation and the proliferation of (medical) data

  • You will learn about different ways to improve and maintain cybersecurity, highlighting the interaction between technology and human behaviour

  • You will discover how a positive cybersecurity culture is an important influence on an organisation's level of cybersecurity

Skills you will gain

CybersecurityCybersecurity in hospitalsInformation Security (INFOSEC)Cybersecurity in care centres
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Approx. 15 hours to complete
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Erasmus University Rotterdam

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Cybersecurity in healthcare: technology, data, and human behaviour

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 28 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
8 videos
Introduction to the module2m
What is cybersecurity?5m
Challenges and opportunities for healthcare4m
Types of data in healthcare2m
Digital medical technologies3m
Threats to cybersecurity in healthcare6m
Conclusion to the module1m
4 readings
Cybersecurity problems for healthcare10m
Cybersecurity Ecosystem10m
How to handle health data and personnel information10m
Case study: Boston Children's hospital (US)10m
3 practice exercises
Check your knowledge 110m
Check your knowledge 210m
Module assessment30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Social aspects of cybersecurity: social engineering and social media

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 23 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Human behaviour in cybersecurity4m
Social engineering5m
Social media use7m
Conclusion to the module1m
3 readings
Human behaviour and cybersecurity in health and social care organisations10m
What is social engineering?10m
Doctors's use of social media - ethical guidance10m
2 practice exercises
Check your knowledge 115m
Module assessment30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Data breaches, hackers, and malware in healthcare

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 23 min), 6 readings, 4 quizzes
5 videos
Data breaches6m
Introduction to hacking5m
Malware6m
Conclusion to the module1m
6 readings
THE AMCA case: Hacking and data breaches in healthcare10m
What is a data breach?10m
Who is hacking healthcare, and w?15m
The EVILNUGGET case: The potential for cyberespionage10m
Quick guide to malware types10m
The WannaCry (UK) and ASP (Italy) cases: Holding medical data hostage through ransomware15m
3 practice exercises
Check your knowledge 110m
Check your knowledge 215m
Module assessment30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Cyber hygiene: practices to improve cybersecurity

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 25 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
8 videos
Cyber hygiene3m
Digital communication and safe emailing4m
Encryption2m
Device management3m
Password management3m
Software, updates, and backups4m
Conclusion to the module1m
2 readings
Internet security and cyber hygiene10m
Security of public Wi-Fi10m
3 practice exercises
Check your knowledge 110m
Check your knowledge 215m
Module assessment30m

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