The more mobile devices are used by healthcare workers, the more desirable they are to hackers.
What cybercriminals target on desktops, they are now targeting on mobile devices. IOS, Android…it doesn’t matter; they’re all at risk. The number of vulnerabilities and malware threats is increasing dramatically every year within our mobile ecosystem. Potential threats to devices include malicious mobile apps, phishing scams, data leakage, spyware, and unsecured WiFi networks — and of course, loss or theft of phones and tablets. In addition to negative impacts on users and their organizational networks, anyone who uses mobile devices to store or transmit PHI is at risk of serious HIPAA penalties.