Title

Securing PDAs in the healthcare environment

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

MindSystems

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Computer and Information Science, Centre for Security Research

RAS ID

2905

Comments

This article was originally published as: Terado, E. & Williams, P. (2005). Securing PDAs in the healthcare environment. Journal of Information Warfare. Volume 4, Issue 1, 2006, Pages 61-68.Original journal website available here

Abstract

Wireless networks have become a key element in healtheare institutions for streamlining access to clinical information. With the advent of wireless technology, handheld devices such as PDAs, pagers and Pocket PCs are now deployed into modern hospital systems. However, integrating confidential data and wireless technology introduces significant risk and increases the potential threat to sensitive medical information. This paper investigates the fundamental concepts required to understand PDA security issues in the health sector. It examines the various risk and threat issues, the security measures needed to secure PDA use, and the appropriate security infrastructure for healthcare settings.