Participating in a BYOD? Here are a Few Facts You Need to Know

Written by News Channel 3 on January 15, 2014. Posted in Hipaa messaging, Mobile health technology, Mobile healthcare technology

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Are you worried that you company’s data might not be secure in the face of bring your own device programs? Here are a few facts you need to know about investing in text message security, the best database virtualization healthcare apps, and secure messaging healthcare systems to go with BYOD programs before you decide which option is best for you.

An intrusion detection system, or IDS, is a device or software application that monitors network or system activities for malicious activities or policy violations and produces reports to a management station. Some systems may attempt to stop an intrusion attempt but this is neither required nor expected of a monitoring system. Intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDPS) are primarily focused on identifying possible incidents, logging information about them, and reporting attempts. In addition, organizations use IDPSes for other purposes, such as identifying problems with security policies, documenting existing threats and deterring individuals from violating security policies. IDPSes have become a necessary addition to the security infrastructure of nearly every organization.

In October, 2011, an international hacker broke into computer files at the South Carolina Department of Revenue, gaining access to about 3.6 million tax returns. The best intrusion detection systems bypass detection by creating different states on the IDS and on the targeted computer. The adversary accomplishes this by manipulating either the attack itself or the network traffic that contains the attack.

Title I of HIPAA protects health insurance coverage for workers and their families when they change or lose their jobs. Not only does this protect the people whose records are being accessed from mobile devices, but it can also protect the people who access it. Investing in text message security is a must when these kinds of records are being accesses from mobile devices.

One of the most important areas of development within mobile medical technology is providing HIPAA compliant communication between physicians that does not sacrifice security in any way.

If you are thinking about investing in text message security to go along with a bring your own device program, you should know that the price for firewall software can range from a few hundred dollars to many thousands of dollars. Though it might seem like a lot of money, spending this now will be significantly less than the issues that could arise as a result of a serious security breach. To learn more, read this.

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