Sex and Drugs and Medical Records: Health information and the Dark Web (Burnie)

Medical records are appearing on illicit market places on the dark web. The health industry in Australia reports more data breaches than any other industry, with 58% of data breaches due to cyber incidents.

So how safe is your health information?

Your health information is worth more than credit card numbers – it contains rich data, including names, birth dates, policy numbers, diagnosis codes, and billing information. Data is the currency for cybercriminals, trading your personal information on the Dark Web to enable identity theft.

Have you ever heard of the phrases bitcoin, onion routing and ransomware? Associate Professor Kerryn Butler-Henderson will discuss how medical records have become a hot commodity for cybercriminals and will demystify the terminology related to the Dark Web, allowing you to better understand how this terminology might affect you, and how you can secure your health information.

About the Speaker
Dr Kerryn Butler-Henderson is the Associate Professor for Digital Innovation in Health and Health Pedagogy in the College of Health and Medicine at the University of Tasmania. She is known for her passion and dedication to the promotion and advocacy of health information in Australia and internationally. Her research specialisation is in workforce analysis, where she leads a large national study with international collaborations, maintaining the first national census of the health information workforce. She is a council member of the Australasian College of Health Informatics.

Refreshments from 6.00pm.

This event will also take place in Launceston on Tuesday 10 September.

Please note: There is another event for school children on campus at the same time. Please ensure you visit the correct building for this event. 

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