Maintaining secure access to sensitive information is a challenge that keeps more than a few members of the medical information technology industry up at night.
The data kept, if breached, has the potential to destroy patients’ lives while ruining the reputation of the breached company.
The problem is finding and implementing a security system that enables doctors, patients, and properly authorized third-party organisations like insurance companies access to the data without creating openings for potential security risks.
Why are Passwords Not Enough?
Passwords are simple combinations of letters, symbols, and numbers that can be cracked by modern computers in relatively short time spans. Thanks to botnets, it is even possible to leverage millions of computers in an effort to find one password that will enable data thieves to access to materials that, by both law and ethics, should never see the light of day.