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How to Protect Patient Healthcare Data from Shadow IT Threats

April 24, 2017 - Shadow IT is one of the most prominent threats to patient healthcare data because it often goes undetected unless the IT department has tools in place to flag and prevent the unauthorized use of third party apps and devices. Shadow IT comes into being when users access PHI on an unauthorized personal device or third-party application. Outdated and unsupported apps on personal devices can potentially...


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How to Protect Patient Healthcare Data from Shadow IT Threats

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Shadow IT is one of the most prominent threats to patient healthcare data because it often goes undetected unless the IT department has tools in place to flag and prevent the unauthorized use of third party apps and devices. Shadow IT comes into...

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