Multifactor Authentication Healthcare Data Security WhitepaperSynchronoss2017-04-05T15:28:02+00:00
When it comes to healthcare data security, the news is equal parts bad, good and perplexing.
First, the bad: The healthcare industry continues under siege – as 142 healthcare data breaches involving more than 500 records were reported to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights during the first half of 2016 alone. Of these, 48 were due to unauthorized access, 43 were attributed to hacking or network server incidents, 37 breaches were caused by the loss or theft of devices used to store electronic personal health information (ePHI) or the loss/theft of physical records and four were traced to the improper disposal of records.
The good news: Healthcare organizations can help to prevent these breaches by employing multi-factor authentication (MFA), a proven security mechanism in which individuals are authenticated through more than one required validation procedure such as software tokens, mobile passcode generators, hardware tokens, SMS text, email, biometrics or voice calls.
And, finally, the perplexing: Healthcare organizations seem to be aware of the value of MFA but are not using it to protect data at their organizations.
Download ‘Leveraging Multifactor Authentication for Healthcare Data Security’ whitepaper to learn more about:
• What types of security threats your peers are most concerned about
• Balancing the need to share and protect data
• The efficiencies and risks associated with mobile device and telemedicine
• Leveraging multi-factor identification for protect and ease-of-use
Leveraging Multifactor Authentication for Healthcare Data Security Whitepaper