Title

Challenges in improving information security practice in Australian general practice

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Computer and Security Science, Centre for Security Research

RAS ID

8453

Comments

This article was originally published as: McDermid, D., Mahncke, R., & Williams, P. (2009). Challenges in improving information security practice in Australian general practice. Proceedings of the 7th Australian Information Security Management Conference, (pp.1-5). Perth, Western Australia. : SECAU _ Security Research Centre, ECU. Original article available here

Abstract

The status of information security in Australian medical general practice is discussed together with a review of the challenges facing small practices that often lack the technical knowledge and skill to secure patient information by themselves. It is proposed that an information security governance framework is required to assist practices in identifying weaknesses and gaps and then to plan and implement how to overcome their shortcomings through policies, training and changes to processes and management structure.