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Smartphone Security for Audiologists

  • July 07, 2021
  • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Zoom, link sent out week of event


Smartphone Security for Audiologists

Course Description:  Audiologists who use a smartphone for work-related email, calls, scheduling, or social media introduce potential risks to their business and patients. To avoid patient privacy violations and HIPAA penalties, it is essential that providers understand and address mobile security risks. Attendees will see a demonstration of the personal data recoverable from a lost, stolen, or hacked smartphone. This highly-interactive session will present evidence of the importance of smartphone security and steps to secure mobile devices. The main part of the presentation will allow attendees to follow hands-on guided steps to configure seven security features of the latest version of iPhone and Android.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will be able to explain potential threats to business operations, reputation, patient privacy, and protected health information from insecure smartphones.

  • Attendees will be able to list the sensitive data stored on -- and potentially recoverable from -- a lost, stolen, or hacked smartphone.

  • Attendees will be able to demonstrate how to change settings to improve security and privacy of mobile devices.

INSTRUCTOR:  Josiah Dykstra, Ph.D. is the owner of Designer Security, a consulting business devoted to the cybersecurity needs in audiology. Over the past 17 years, he has worked as a practitioner, researcher, and leader in cybersecurity at the Department of Defense. He is a frequent speaker, the author of numerous peer-reviewed publications, and wrote the book Essential Cybersecurity Science.

The Oregon Academy of Audiology has received approval by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of  0.1 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy's Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.

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