Does mHealth Need To Kill The Password?

Is the password being left in the dust as the primary line of defense in mobile security, especially in compliance-heavy industries such as healthcare?

That’ll be the focus for Brian Heemsoth, Director of Global Security Innovation at Aetna, when he presents on the topic at the Enterprise Mobility Exchange: Healthcare event to be held at La Cantera Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas on June 12 and 13.

In his presentation, “Killing the Password: The Changing Trend of Authentication on Mobile & Web Devices,” Heemsoth will dive into the nature of authentication and how it’s rapidly changing, touching on points that include:

  • The caveats of current authentication technologies
  • Behavioral based authentication
  • Biometric authentication
  • Risk based authentication decisions
  • Emerging trends in healthcare, financial, and other sectors

In the past, Heemsoth says, authentication has been a single event, taking place only when an application is launched, but as mobile use moves forward – and security becomes the single-largest mobile priority – authentication will take on new forms like continuous, risk-based, native integration into application interactions.

Heemsoth will also touch on which attack methods are most used and most effective, and how newly created security methods are able to fill vulnerability gaps and reduce threats.

The Enterprise Mobility Exchange: Healthcare event will feature a dozen speakers from across the healthcare industry, including Jason Elrod, Chief Information Security Architect with Sutter Health; Rebecca Wynn, Head of Information Security at Matrix Medical Network; and David Krebs, EVP of analyst firm VDC Research among others.

The event will offer times for attendees to network with their peers and meet with onsite solution providers, as well as think tank and round table discussions. To find out more about Enterprise Mobility Exchange: Healthcare, visit the site here.

Enterprise Mobility Exchange's April event, Security West, was held in Phoenix, Arizona on April 24 and 25, featuring 20 IT executives from government agencies, financial services, manufacturing and a host of other industries. To see a recap of that event, go here.