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PHI Healthcare Cloud Security Still Too Low, Report Shows

January 26, 2016 - The healthcare industry has vastly more PHI related policy violations when it comes to cloud security, according to Blue Coat Elastica Cloud Threat Labs Q4 2015 Shadow Data Report. Although the healthcare industry clearly has the most PHI related policy violations, this can be explained by the fact that the healthcare industry handles the most amount of PHI. PHI constitutes a total of...


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More DDoS Attacks Show Need for Healthcare Data Security

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Distributed denial of services (DDoS) attacks are up during the third quarter of 2015, reinforcing the healthcare industry’s growing concern for healthcare data security. According to an assessment performed by Akamai, all industries concerned...

Healthcare Cloud Adoption Slow Due to HIPAA, Survey Finds

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While healthcare has increased its cloud adoption from 8 percent to 37 percent in the last year, according to a recent survey, it lags behind other industries in terms of cloud adoption due to HIPAA regulations. Privacy concerns, limited applicability...

NIST Calls for Public Comment on Cybersecurity Framework

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The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking public comments on its Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, which was released in February of 2014. According to a NIST press release, the organization...

Excessive PHI Sharing Top Healthcare Cloud Security Concern

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Excessive PHI sharing is the top concern for healthcare entities when it comes to cloud security, according to CloudLock’s Q4 2015 Cybersecurity Report. In a study that investigated a total of eight IT security industries and numerous case...

3 Ways to Break Through the Healthcare Cloud Security Fear

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It goes without saying that the road to healthcare cloud security has been a bumpy one for many organizations. Understanding what to push into a cloud ecosystem, how to control these workloads, and – most of all – how to secure the...

Key Reminders for Strong Healthcare Cloud Security

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Healthcare cloud security is no longer a topic that can be ignored by covered entities and business associates. With the proliferation of mobile devices, the push toward interoperability, and an increasingly connected digital industry, cloud...

Healthcare Cloud DLP Violations Top Among Industries

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Healthcare cloud security is an increasingly important issue, especially as more providers turn to cloud storage options. Organizations need to account for numerous types of data security measures, and if a recent report is any indication, healthcare...

Maintaining Health IT Security While Moving to the Cloud

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We’re seeing more healthcare organizations move to the cloud to create unparalleled levels of scalability and business extension. However, health IT security must still be a top priority as the move takes place. For some time, extending...

Creating Healthcare Cloud Security for Cancer Research

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Healthcare cloud security is becoming an increasingly important issue in the healthcare space, especially as more organizations are using cloud options for storage and other needs. More facilities are also branching into healthcare research options,...

Creating New Healthcare Cloud End-User, Environment Policies

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Cloud computing, mobility, and even the concepts of IoT are becoming staples within the IT and healthcare communities. Organizations are gearing up to move to the cloud and utilize a fast amount of resources to help them work with a diverse user...

Healthcare Cloud Usage Exceeds IT Expectations, Report Finds

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More healthcare organizations are beginning to implement cloud computing options for data storage options, but if a recent report is any indication, healthcare cloud usage has increased beyond what many IT teams expected. The average healthcare...

Is Healthcare Cloud Data Security Strong Enough?

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With more covered entities beginning to implement cloud computing options, the issue of healthcare cloud data security becomes increasingly important. Not storing PHI in a physical location can definitely have its benefits, but if healthcare...

How Healthcare Can Create a Secure Hybrid Cloud

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There is a visible change happening within the modern healthcare architecture. New types of users, applications and use-cases are all emerging and pushing business drivers forward. One of the biggest impactors of the modern business is, of course,...

Healthcare Leads in Cloud Security Adoption, Says Survey

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Cloud security adoption is increasing in popularity, and the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries are leading the way, according to a recent CipherCloud survey. Those two industries represent 38 percent of respondents who are currently using...

HIPAA Compliance in the Cloud: Breaking Down HIPAA Rules

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HIPAA compliance in the cloud is becoming an increasingly important topic as more covered entities (CEs) begin to consider this option for data storage. Even as technology evolves, it is essential that CEs – and their business associates...

Are Healthcare Regulatory Mandates Harming the Industry?

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Healthcare regulatory mandates are designed to help covered entities keep sensitive data, such as patients’ protected health information (PHI), secure. As technology continues to evolve, it is especially critical for healthcare organizations...

Healthcare Cloud Services: 5 Uses You Didn’t Know About

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Healthcare cloud services are opening up endless, new windows of opportunity for providers and patients alike. It’s no secret that today’s healthcare industry has become more digital, more collaborative, more patient-centered and...

How to Stay HIPAA Compliant When Using Your Healthcare Cloud

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The proliferation of healthcare cloud computing has allowed so many organizations to extend their environments, utilize more flexible resources, and empower their users. New types of cloud models have allowed the seamless transition of vast data...

Balancing Healthcare Cloud Prospects With Security Needs

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A healthcare organization is constantly weighing short-term plans against long-term goals and ensuring that these different projects are properly aligned isn’t always easy. Dale Atkins, Technical Architect at Munson Medical Center of Traverse...

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