Healthcare users are increasingly mobile. Now their secure two-factor authentication options are mobile too. VMware and Imprivata have further strengthened their partnership by integrating Imprivata Confirm ID for Remote Access into VMware Digital Clinical Workspace environments. The solution enables VMware Workspace ONE users to use the same Imprivata DEA-compliant authentication methods they use to login and also e-prescribe securely and conveniently while working remotely.
Why healthcare has unique authentication needs:
As remote work becomes increasingly popular in healthcare, secure remote access poses challenges for security-conscious organizations. Healthcare organizations are becoming high profile targets for phishing, whaling, and spear phishing attacks that trick healthcare users into revealing their passwords to hackers. Hackers then use those credentials to mount ransomware attacks, steal patients’ personally identifiable information, and sell Social Security Numbers and other sensitive identity data on the black market. In response, healthcare organizations are introducing strong two-factor authentication requirements into their remote workflows.
Two-factor authentication requires users to provide two forms of identification to access patient data. These forms, or factors, should include a combination of two of the following:
- Something you know – such as a username and password combination
- Something you have – such as a mobile device, a soft token, or a hard token
- Something you are – such as a fingerprint scan or other biometric identifier
Read the entire article here, How hospitals can protect against phishing while embracing remote work with VMware and Imprivata
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