‘Security and Privacy’ Articles at Counselling Resource

The following articles are tagged with ‘Security and Privacy’ in our library of resources.

Case Study in Backup Strategy

This brief case study in backup strategy describes how I maintain backups of my own personal and practice data; while my own approach certainly won’t fit everybody’s needs, I believe it fits mine, and I hope some aspects of it might be useful to other practitioners. Our companion article on backup basics explains some of the underlying factors to consider when formulating your backup strategy — an essential part of your overall security planning.

Encryption Software in Mental Health Practice

As a mental health professional, you will have certain obligations — some legal, some ethical — regarding confidentiality and the security of materials related to your practice. The first part of this article offers some brief notes on the types of encryption solutions available, while the second part explores their advantages and disadvantages and offers specific software suggestions. A companion article comments on some ethical issues relating to encryption.

Psychological Self-Tests and Your Privacy

Did you know that most psychological testing providers on the web collect test information about you for ‘research purposes’? By contrast, we guarantee that your quiz answers will only be processed by your own web browser and will never be transmitted to our server. We therefore do not retain any individual information about your test answers. This page explains both how our tests work, and some simple things you can check before taking tests on any site.

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