1st Edition

A Practitioner’s Guide to Cybersecurity and Data Protection How to Ensure Client Confidentiality

Edited By Catherine Knibbs, Gary Hibberd Copyright 2024
    172 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    172 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    A Practitioner’s Guide to Cybersecurity and Data Protection offers an accessible introduction and practical guidance on the crucial topic of cybersecurity for all those working with clients in the fields of psychology, neuropsychology, psychotherapy, and counselling.

    With expert insights, it provides essential information in an easy-to-understand way to help professionals ensure they are protecting their clients’ data and confidentiality, and protecting themselves and their patients from cyberattacks and information breaches, along with guidance on ethics, data protection, cybersecurity practice, privacy laws, child protection, and the rights and freedoms of the people the practitioners work with. Explaining online law, privacy, and information governance and data protection that goes beyond the GPDR, it covers key topics including: contracts and consent; setting up and managing safe spaces; children's data rights and freedoms; email and web security; and considerations for working with other organisations.

    Illustrated with examples from peer-reviewed research and practice, and with practical ‘top tips’ to help you implement the advice, this practical guide is a must-read for all working-from-home practitioners in clinical psychology, developmental psychology, neuropsychology, counselling, and hypnotherapy.

    Foreword Introduction 1. Cyberethics, Philosophy and Ethics 2. A Clinician's Guide to Cybersecurity and Data Protection: How to ensure client confidentiality? 3. Data Protection and the GPDR 4. Privacy Rights and Freedoms 5. Why Cybersecurity matters and why training is essential 6. GDPR and technology 7. Safe and Secure Spaces in Digital Therapy Delivery 8. Online Professionalism 9. Data protection, Children, and the Law 10. Bring Cyber to life 11. Conclusion and top tips


    Catherine Knibbs, NCPS, is a UKCP Child/Adult Psychotherapist with a background in technology, research, and practice. She is an Online Harm Consultant, Educator, Author, TEDx Speaker, and Child Safety Advocate in the world of technology. She is the director of Privacy4 and Catherine Knibbs Ltd.

    Gary Hibberd is a Cyber Security Consultant with over 27 years in the industry. Gary is an expert in information security, cyber security, and data protection, helping organisations large and small to make sense of their security processes and practices such as ISO 27001, ISO 27701, and ISO 22301.