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Why it is important to protect health and medical apps

Mobile health and medical device apps improve healthcare systems by boosting efficiency and providing better patient care. Unfortunately, health care records and personal information are sold on the black market for as much as $1000 per record making your app a target for hackers.

Promon SHIELD™ secures your app, patient data and and protected health information (PHI) – to protect your business and assure compliance.

Meet regulatory requirements

One of the main concerns for developers regarding compliant apps is protecting the data and PHI stored by the app from being accessed and viewed by unauthorized parties. For example, the HIPAA Security Rule specifies that you must guard against any threats to the integrity of such information and also secure PHI from data-stealing malware.

Safeguard sensitive app data and PHI

Healthcare apps must protect sensitive app data, such as user data, encryption keys or backend API keys. If sensitive data is extracted from your app, attackers can easily access PHI and other sensitive patient information. To ensure PHI data is kept safe, such data need to be secured at all times, even when in use. 

Prevent reverse engineering and app tampering

Protecting your medical health apps against reverse engineering and tampering is vital for keeping patients’ data safe. By using reverse engineering techniques, attackers will be able to analyze your app, its code but also sensitive assets, to identify weaknesses, access the sensitive data, or tamper with and modify the app. 

Fight malware, protect patient data and maintain trust

Malware attacks are on the rise – also in medical health apps. By exploiting vulnerabilities and misusing the operating system features, malware can gain an advantage and steal patients’ personal data and credentials.

How to protect your health and medical apps

What are the top cybersecurity threats to mobile health and medical apps in 2022? And how do you protect patient data and protected health information (PHI)?

Healthcare apps are among the most targeted applications for malicious actors, due to the sensitive information they carry. This article outlines the top threats to look out for, as well as how to secure your health or medical app using application shielding.

How to protect your health and medical apps

What our customers say

We’re using Promon SHIELD™ due to Promon’s outstanding services. We’ve been impressed by the support provided by their engineers, and how fast and easy the integration process is.

Paul Ruy

CTO, Blockware

We looked at a number of vendors, but chose Promon as all the staff we dealt with had deep knowledge of the product. We also got to speak directly with the members of Promon’s development team. Having direct access to developers at Promon allowed us to resolve problems quickly.

Keith harrison

Head of software development, Nude

We especially liked Promon’s innovative approach to protecting the application instead of the whole system.


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