StrongKey Urges Adoption of FIDO Protocols in Healthcare

Data Privacy and Security Company’s Offerings Use FIDO Protocols to Provide Strongest Data Protection Available Today

CUPERTINO, Calif. – January 24, 2019 – For the last three consecutive years, the healthcare industry has been significantly more susceptible to breaches via hacking, including authentication breaches. In light of this serious threat, StrongKey announced today its strong recommendation to adopt protocols from the FIDO Alliance for healthcare organizations.

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In 2018, there were more than 10 million records were breached in the healthcare industry alone. When it comes to information security and protecting sensitive PHI, the healthcare industry is not always able to uphold its “duty of care.” By implementing StrongKey’s encryption and strong authentication solutions, which adhere to FIDO protocols, healthcare organizations ensure that their patient data has the highest level of protection available today. 

StrongKey’s CTO, Arshad Noor, will speak at HIMSS19 on “Duty of Care and Information Security” to address these topics. Visit https://tinyurl.com/y7am52e5 for details.

Adopting the appropriate tools and protocols benefit these healthcare stakeholders: 

  • Hospitals and health systems – Prevent records being breached by phishing or brute-force attacks by strengthening authentication protocols. Remain trusted by patients and perform duty of care in advance of being breached.
  • Health/life insurance providers and legal – As the 9/11 Dark Overlord hack and data exposure illustrates, life insurance and legal are not safe when it comes to health-related hacks. 
  • Patients and everyone protected under duty of care – Delivering FIDO-level strong authentication gives patients confidence they are the only ones accessing their data besides their trusted providers. This includes sharing medical records, giving consent and other personal information that patients believe their providers will do their very best to protect under HIPAA and duty of care. 

Arshad Noor, CTO, StrongKey, said: “Attackers are focusing on stealing health data to commit various kinds of fraud, such as access to care, drug diversion and claims fraud. They are finding great success because the healthcare industry, on the whole, still depends on weak authentication practices like the use of passwords. Such practices are the root cause of data breaches, and they need to change. There are technologies and resources available to help healthcare organizations comply with data protection regulations and avoid breaches, including the StrongKey Tellaro Data Protection solution.”

To learn more about StrongKey’s solutions, visit StrongKey booth #400-31 at HIMSS 2019, Orlando, Florida, February 11-15, 2019. Visit https://tinyurl.com/ycv4whyw for details.

About StrongKey

StrongKey, Inc. is a privately held company based in Silicon Valley, California. It is the leader in enterprise key management infrastructure, bringing new levels of capability and data security at a price point significantly lower than other solutions on the market. Providing products and services in symmetric key management, encryption, tokenization and strong authentication, StrongKey is focused on securing data in cloud computing, e-commerce, healthcare, finance and other sectors mandating protection of sensitive data. StrongKey’s solutions are installed at customer sites around the world and are key components of mission-critical business operations.

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