We are living in the midst of a technology boom that has created truly impressive communications devices, but this new power comes with drawbacks too: organizations are taking renewed efforts to bolster their security in the wake of high-profile data breaches suffered by some of the world’s biggest corporations and political parties. If they can be targeted, who is safe?
Organizations like hospitals have an ethical and legal obligation to keep the private health information of patients absolutely confidential.
Actually, one of the main things keeping organizations vulnerable to data breaches is the continued reliance on unsecure platforms for communication, such as Email and SMS chat messaging. Thankfully, the dangers posed by technology have also been solved by technology, and the latest developments in encryption make it easy for hospitals to get the benefits of advanced communications technology without any of the security drawbacks.
Encrypted messages are so secure because even if a third party were to intercept the messages, they couldn’t read the contents of the message. Encrypted messages are scrambled, and can only be decrypted by a recipient who has the corresponding secret key.
One of them, known as the ChatMail Advanced Messaging and Parsing Protocol (CAMP), has become the secure chat that hospitals trust because it uses both traditional PGP and Elliptical Curve Cryptography, and allows users to seamlessly toggle between formats when needed while always defaulting to the most secure option.
The key exchange enabling users to decrypt encrypted messages utilizes the Double Ratchet Algorithm, combining cryptographic ratchet based on the Diffie-Hellman key exchange, and another ratchet based on the key derivation function. This is the surest way to offer non-tech users the ultimate in security.
Encryption technology has been around for years, but historically it was harder to use and only had limited functions. That has changed dramatically.
Now, hospital staff can take advantage of all the useful tools they’re used to without the security risks, including encrypted chat messaging, voice messaging, and image messaging. It’s even possible for as many as 32 people to join one group chat, allowing hospital staff to stay connected to each other in a way that is natural to them and fundamentally secure.
The interface is intuitive and extremely easy for non-technical users. Now, everyone at your hospital can have the tools to keep them connected to each other, without having to worry about being a security liability.
Cyber attacks can be absolutely devastating for the target and there seems to be no sign of them slowing down, so it’s essential for organizations with sensitive data to have a planned response. For hospitals or those in the health industry, the latest encryption technology has been the answer.
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