The myth of mobile devices being more secure than desktops has proven to not be the case. To maintain mobile device security in healthcare, IT must do more to remind users how to stay protected.
Personal devices are generally harder for IT to protect and manage due to their inability to impose tools that may interfere with personal content. If a physician who uses their personal device to access patient data loses their phone, this can lead to data security concerns. If an unauthorized user accesses the data, that would be a direct violation of HIPAA.
Defenx PLC (LON:DFX), founded in 2009 and listed on the London Stock Exchange, is an up-and-coming company in the mobile security sector which offers a wide range of solutions for the protection of smartphones, desktop PCs and laptops.