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Survey Finds Cloud Security, IoT Security Potentially Lacking

March 22, 2017 - While the majority of organizations utilize advanced technology for sensitive data, including cloud, IoT, and big data, those same entities might not be implementing appropriate data security solutions, according to a recent survey. Lagging cloud security measures, or even IoT security measures, could negatively impact organizations across numerous industries, including healthcare. The 2017...


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Survey Finds Cloud Security, IoT Security Potentially Lacking

by Elizabeth Snell

While the majority of organizations utilize advanced technology for sensitive data, including cloud, IoT, and big data, those same entities might not be implementing appropriate data security solutions, according to a recent survey. Lagging cloud...

How Automation, Orchestration Impact Healthcare IT Security

by Bill Kleyman

The modern healthcare organization is a complex IT engine managing numerous users, lots of new resources, rich applications, and new concepts around healthcare service delivery. Here's the reality – the pace of healthcare innovation...

25% of Healthcare Orgs Not Encrypting Patient Data in Cloud

by Elizabeth Snell

While more healthcare organizations are considering some form of cloud computing, they might be putting sensitive information at risk by failing to encrypt patient data, according to a recent survey. HyTrust found that even though healthcare...

Cloud Adoption Slows from Lagging Cybersecurity Skills

by Elizabeth Snell

Utilizing cloud computing options is quickly becoming more attractive to numerous industries, including healthcare. However, a recent survey indicates that the number of individuals with the necessary cybersecurity skills is not keeping pace...

OIG Finds Unprotected PII in Federal Cloud Computing System

by Elizabeth Snell

With more organizations utilizing cloud computing options, including the healthcare industry, it is essential that necessary security measures are taken. A failure to do so could leave PHI or PII unprotected and vulnerable, potentially falling...

Maintaining Data Security with Cloud Computing Options

by Elizabeth Snell

Cloud computing is quickly becoming a popular option for healthcare organizations, including both covered entities and business associates. Offsite storage can aid data security measures, but the information can still be accessed from numerous...

Regulations Drive Healthcare Cloud Security, Risk Standards

by Elizabeth Snell

The intense healthcare regulatory requirements are one of the key drivers of cloud service providers (CSPs) looking toward healthcare cloud security and risk standardization, according to a recent Gartner report. Gartner’s Market Guide...

McAfee Highlights IoT and Cloud Security Threats, Trends

by Elizabeth Snell

Internet of Things (IoT) security and cloud security threats are key areas to watch for critical developments in 2017, according to Intel Security’s McAfee Labs 2017 Threats Predictions Report. The report also highlighted 14 trends to keep...

Simplifying the Healthcare Data Center Migration Process

by Bill Kleyman

In working with some of the largest healthcare organizations in the world, there has been a common theme when conversations around healthcare data centers come about. Specifically, many organizations are now asking: Just how agile is my data...

Unauthorized Access, Malware Top Cloud Security Worries

by Elizabeth Snell

While moving certain IT operations to the cloud can provide numerous benefits for organizations across industries, potential cloud security issues are still a top concern for the majority of IT workers, according to a recent Netwrix Corporation...

CIOs Report Increased Healthcare IT Spending, Cloud Usage

by Elizabeth Snell

As healthcare cybersecurity threats continue to evolve, it is not too surprising that a recent survey shows that healthcare CIOs expect to see an increase in healthcare IT spending over the next 12 months. Fifty-two percent of surveyed CIOs in...

How NKR Used Healthcare Cloud for Secure Patient Data Storage

by Elizabeth Snell

Utilizing healthcare cloud options can help organizations strengthen secure patient data storage, and improve overall efficiency when it comes to patient care. The National Kidney Registry (NKR) opted to work with Rackspace for healthcare cloud...

HHS Releases Updated HIPAA Cloud Computing Guidance

by Elizabeth Snell

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released updated HIPAA cloud computing guidance to help covered entities and business associates understand how to take advantage of cloud computing while still remaining HIPAA compliant....

Coordinating Healthcare Data Center Security, Cloud Security

by Bill Kleyman

The modern healthcare IT environment has quickly become the home of next-generation technologies. Still, the proliferation of cloud computing and the data-on-demand generation has created new types of challenges for today’s healthcare IT...

Embracing Healthcare Cloud, Virtualization Security Services

by Bill Kleyman

Cybersecurity continues to be at the forefront of the digital revolution we’re all experiencing. This spans multiple verticals, many different types of organizations, and entirely new markets as well. Most of all, we see where security...

5 Next-Generation Healthcare Security Solutions

by Bill Kleyman

The modern healthcare data center has truly evolved. We’re now seeing the emergence of a truly interconnected healthcare technology ecosystem spanning numerous heterogeneous IT platforms. Throughout all of this, security continues to play...

Utilizing a Secure Healthcare Cloud in Your Organization

by Bill Kleyman

There was a period in time when cloud computing and many of its associated services were pretty much off limits to organizations bound by compliance, regulations, or even strict data management policies. Today, that conversation is significantly...

Using Disaster Recovery Planning for Healthcare Data Security

by Elizabeth Snell

There are numerous scenarios where a covered entity may need to implement a disaster recovery plan, such as a natural disaster or even a ransomware attack. Healthcare data security must remain a top priority in any such situation, which is why...

Why Healthcare Cloud Management is a Top Industry Concern

by Ashley Leonard of Verismic Software

The healthcare sphere is increasingly a data-driven and interconnected system of information sharing ranging from patient electronic health records to cost and value metrics, clinical trial sets, readmission rates and even genomic sequencing....

Healthcare Cloud Security Concerns Not Impediment to Usage

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Public and private cloud solutions are gaining popularity in the healthcare industry, especially for data storage and network usage, despite issues surrounding healthcare cloud security and PHI data breaches. Researchers at HyTrust recently published...

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