IT News: Left to their own device – IT breaches from BYOD

fortherecord2Left to their own device

By Susan Chapman, For the Record magazine

As the number of healthcare professionals toting their personal mobile devices to work increases, 
so does the risk of a subsequent security breach.

Security Issues

With the proliferation of mobile devices comes a greater
risk of security issues. Stu Sjouwerman, founder and CEO of
KnowBe4, a security-training company, believes that the only
way BYOD can work is if the individual healthcare organization
supplies the devices and apps. “This is very tough on private
offices, though,” he says. “In hospitals, it can be difficult as
well because doctors, responsible for life-and-death situations,
place certain demands on the facility and its IT department.”

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