Good
Computing
Practices
Volunteer Training Module
Open Door Clinic
Passwords
Use cryptic passwords
that can’t be easily
guessed and protect
your passwords – don’t write them
down and don’t ...
Lock Your Screen
For a PC
<ctrl> <alt> <delete> <enter>
For a Mac
Configure screensaver with your password
Create a shortc...
Workstation Security
Physically secure your area and data
when unattended.
Portable
Devices
Don’t keep confidential
data on portable devices.Back up your data
• Make backups a regular task, ideally...
Manage
Confidential
Data
Know where data is stored.
• Destroy confidential data which is no longer
needed
• Erase/degauss ...
Antivirus
Make sure your
computer has anti-
virus and all necessary
security patches.
Computer Security
Do not install unknown or unsolicited
programs on your computer.
Email
Practice safe
emailing
• Don’t open, forward, or reply to suspicious emails
• Don’t open suspicious email attachment...
Safe Internet Use
• Accessing patient information electronically can
be tracked back to your User ID and computer and
defi...
Report Security
Incidents
• Report lost or stolen
laptops, Blackberries, PDAs, cell phones, flash
drives, etc…
• Loss or t...
Summary of Safeguards
1. Passwords
2. Lock Your Screen
3. Workstation Security
4. Portable Device
5. Data Management
6. An...
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Good Computing Practices

  1. 1. Good Computing Practices Volunteer Training Module Open Door Clinic
  2. 2. Passwords Use cryptic passwords that can’t be easily guessed and protect your passwords – don’t write them down and don’t share them!
  3. 3. Lock Your Screen For a PC <ctrl> <alt> <delete> <enter> For a Mac Configure screensaver with your password Create a shortcut to activate screensaver Use a password to start up or wake-up your computer
  4. 4. Workstation Security Physically secure your area and data when unattended.
  5. 5. Portable Devices Don’t keep confidential data on portable devices.Back up your data • Make backups a regular task, ideally at least once per day. • Backup data to your department’s secure server or store on removable media such as CD-RW or a USB memory stick. • Store backup media safely and separately from the equipment. Remember, your data is valuable!
  6. 6. Manage Confidential Data Know where data is stored. • Destroy confidential data which is no longer needed • Erase/degauss information before disposing of or reusing drives • Protect confidential data that you keep • Back-up your data to a departmental server
  7. 7. Antivirus Make sure your computer has anti- virus and all necessary security patches.
  8. 8. Computer Security Do not install unknown or unsolicited programs on your computer.
  9. 9. Email Practice safe emailing • Don’t open, forward, or reply to suspicious emails • Don’t open suspicious email attachments or click on unknown website addresses • Delete spam • Before emailing patients, confirm a valid email consent is in the medical record
  10. 10. Safe Internet Use • Accessing patient information electronically can be tracked back to your User ID and computer and defines the documents and time spent accessing the records. • Accessing sites with questionable content often results in spam or release of viruses. • And it bears repeating…Don’t download unknown or unsolicited programs!
  11. 11. Report Security Incidents • Report lost or stolen laptops, Blackberries, PDAs, cell phones, flash drives, etc… • Loss or theft of any computing device MUST be reported immediately to the Open Door staff • This also applies for loss/theft of PHI in hardcopy
  12. 12. Summary of Safeguards 1. Passwords 2. Lock Your Screen 3. Workstation Security 4. Portable Device 5. Data Management 6. Anti Virus 7. Computer Security 8. Email 9. Safe Internet Use 10. Reporting Security Incidents/Breach

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