Raising the cybersecurity bar meets resistance from both staff and patient users, say experts

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Raising the cybersecurity bar meets resistance from both staff and patient users, say experts

Verification
Two-factor authentication, or verification, is commonly offered to customers by large IT service providers like Google

The best efforts by health sector organisations to guard their systems against hackers can be simply undone by lax user passwords. Simon Maude looks at how two-factor authentication could put a stop to that, but at what price?

The things I discuss on the portal is my asthma’s playing-up, or I’ve got a head cold. People around me know I’ve got asthma or a col, Frank Risk Management director Rene Swindley says IT security and productivity often clash, Rene Swindley