The healthcare industry has become the most targeted industry in the world when it comes to cybercrime, with criminals on the hunt for valuable patient and medical data. One common element in multiple healthcare breaches: compromised passwords. In fact, compromised passwords and credentials were used in nearly two thirds of reported data breaches in 2015. Trying to shore up passwords by adding a second factor, such as Knowledge-based answers (KBAs), One-time passcodes (OTPs) via Text/SMS, and hardware tokens, can significantly increase the burden on healthcare providers and your budget, but cannot deliver the security hospitals, private practices and other organizations need against modern cyber threats.
The time has come to say farewell to the password. Fortunately, there is a better way. This technical brief explores how to finally implement secure passwordless authentication — while also streamlining the user experience and controlling costs.