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Keystroke biometrics can reduce the vulnerabilities of E-health systems

Authenware : 31 August, 2009  (Technical Article)
Demands from the FTC for public notification of system breaches places administrative demands on e-health providers which can be reduced by preventing breaches using behavioural keystroke authentication methods for access control
Following the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ruling last week requiring notification to the public of any computer system breaches, Authenware president Tom Helou has stated the new regulation calls for a more prescriptive solution that curtails the activities of hackers directly to help drive down costs and increase efficiency in the health care delivery system. Under the FTC ruling, e-health providers must notify consumers if a system's security is violated and personal information exposed.

'Cost control, quality, and efficiency in health care have reached a pinnacle point of debate,' said Tom Helou, President of Authenware. 'Access and affordability are often compromised in the name of security. Today, health databases simply protected with usernames and passwords commonly fall victim to malicious hackers. However, by securing electronic health applications with behavioural turnkeys, the need for breach notifications can be reduced and e-health initiatives can be implemented safely and effectively. Authenware applauds Congress and the FTC for encouraging consumer confidence in electronic health through the promotion of security accountability.'

The FTC issued the breach notification ruling last week in response to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's HITECH Act provision, passed in February 2009. Authentest, the company's flagship software, is designed to minimize the liability of such breaches by only allowing application access if the typist's behavioural pattern matches the authentic user's registered keystroke history.

'Authenware is proud to offer a product that can improve the nation's health care delivery system,' said Andre De Castro, Vice President of Pre-Sales and Professional Services at Authenware. 'All too often, privacy concerns limit the application of efficient innovation. Our team continually works to market a solution that is proven to protect the confidentiality of sensitive consumer data.'
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