CHICAGO, March 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As the need for safeguarding private healthcare information reaches a critical level, BluStor™ – a leader in multi-factor biometric authentication, authorization and mobile data security solutions – has announced that Stephen Bonner will serve as the company's medical security adviser.
"We are thrilled to have the benefit of Steve's participation and guidance as BluStor moves into the medical market, so that we can ensure that the employees who are creating, using and interfacing with private patient information are armed with the highest level of protection against cyber attacks," Finis Conner, BluStor's founder and CEO, says.
Bonner was a Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) board member from 1996 to 2015 and served as president and CEO of CTCA from 1999 to 2014, during which time he led pioneering work in integrated, holistic oncology.
In September 2014, Bonner – who earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Amherst College and a Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law – began an appointment as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Harvard Business School's Rock Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, where he mentors students on health care, health policy and health care innovation.
A passionate advocate of patient-centric, quality-driven healthcare, Bonner has championed putting patients in control of their own medical decisions by empowering them with comprehensive, unbiased information about their medical conditions.
Bonner's commitment to unsurpassed patient care earned him a place on Modern Healthcare magazine's prestigious list of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare in 2011.
Bonner's extensive background and experience in the medical field will facilitate BluStor's charter to protect the information of individuals – doctors and nurses, in this case – by utilizing their biometrics.
"The idea is to protect all of the patient and professional information that permeates health care, while also making it quicker and easier for the doctors and nurses who access the critical private information of patients numerous times each day," Conner continues. "BluStor's CyberGate gives back time to professionals, letting them spend more time with patients, and at the same time providing much greater security than any other product on the market."
CyberGate greatly enhances healthcare facility security, recognizing and welcoming those who are authorized, while quickly rejecting anyone who is not authorized to have access. Through the use of multi-factor biometrics, CyberGate provides users an unprecedented level of security. Specifically, the CyberGate platform protects the individual who is accessing the data by asking two essential questions: "Are you who you say you are?" and "Are you authorized to do what you're requesting?"
"CyberGate replaces what you know – such as passwords – with what you are, which is multiple biometrics, such as face, voice, iris and fingerprint authentication, Conner says. "That's the big difference between BluStor and its competitors."
BluStor CyberGate SMB is the only cyber security solution you need in the digital and mobile world. Designed for government, enterprise, healthcare, medical and financial services markets, the CyberGate SMB platform is the first – and only – solution to address the full array of digital security: device, user and data. For more information, visit http://www.blustor.co/, telephone 312-840-8250, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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