Legislative Brief: “Preventative Measures- Ensuring Information Security Prior to mHealth Development”

The Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology  issued its latest legislative briefing titled “Preventative Measures- Ensuring Information Security Prior to mHealth Development”.  The brief is an analysis of the proliferation of mobile technologies in the healthcare ecosystem, addressing the benefits mobility brings to patients and health providers as well as data privacy risks that exist if these technologies are deployed without consideration for security. The brief will be distributed and presented to members of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus, Rural Health Caucus, Senate, Federal Agencies and the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council (HPH SCC), which ICIT is a member.

Among the various concepts discussed in the analysis are deterring breaches by reducing the value of the target, a defense in depth model using a “3×3″ matrix, the importance of security training, and PHI ownership issues.

The following ICIT Fellows contributed to this brief:

  • James Scott (ICIT Senior Fellow – Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology)
  • Drew Spaniel (ICIT Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Cynthia Cullen (ICIT Fellow – Security Strategist, Northeast, HP)
  • Stan Wisseman (ICIT Fellow – Security Strategist, Southeast, HP)
  • Chris Schumacher (ICIT Fellow – Sr. Technology Consultant, New Light Technologies)
  • Dan Waddell (ICIT Fellow – Director, Government Affairs, (ISC)2)
  • Daniel Skinner (ICIT Fellow – Federal Partner Manager & Solutions Architect, Watchdox)
  • Danyetta Magana (ICIT Fellow – President & Founder, Covenant Security Solutions)
  • Clinton Racine (ICIT Fellow – Co-Founder, ELXR Health)
  • Paul Emmanuel (ICIT Fellow – Co-Founder and CEO, ELXR Health)

To Download a Copy of the Brief – CLICK HERE

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