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How Does HIPAA Compliance Apply in the Healthcare Cloud?

February 14, 2018 - Only a handful of years ago, security and healthcare professionals deemed hosting healthcare data in the cloud to be untenable. However, the evolution of the healthcare industry as well as cloud solutions has really changed the perspective for many. A 2016 IDC Health Insights report showed that providers are increasingly taking advantage of cloud implementations and leveraging mobile and analytics...

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45% of Orgs Claim Employees Biggest Cloud Security Risk

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare cloud security is increasingly critical for organizations as they continue to implement more options for data storage and backup. Employees must also be properly trained on the latest cybersecurity trends to properly mitigate potential...

How Compliance, Data Security Needs Shift with Big Data Push

by Elizabeth Snell

Numerous companies are working to evolve their database ecosystems through cloud and big data initiatives, and are subsequently facing an increasing number of compliance and data security needs. Recent research found though that not many organizations...

Amazon HIPAA Compliance Lead Search Indicates Healthcare Focus

by Elizabeth Snell

An Amazon job posting for a HIPAA Compliance Lead potentially indicates that the technology company is looking to expand into the healthcare space. The individual hired for the healthcare privacy and security position will help Amazon in a “new...

Improve Healthcare Data Security with a Strong Backup Strategy

by Bill Kleyman

In working with healthcare organizations, there are constantly two topics that are brought up: healthcare data security and resiliency. Of course, there are other conversations around user experience, cloud, and so on. However, a major outage...

Catholic Charities Healthcare Cyberattack Impacts 4.6K

by Elizabeth Snell

Catholic Charities announced that its Glens Falls office experienced a healthcare cyberattack on a server containing information of approximately 4,600 current and former clients and several employees. Unauthorized software was discovered on...

Maintaining Healthcare Data Security with File Sharing Options

by Bill Kleyman

I still find challenges within the healthcare world when it comes to file sharing and data management. Sure, we can remove Dropbox or other types of file sharing mechanisms, but are we making the user experience worse? And, are we really plugging...

4 Benefits and Barriers in Utilizing Healthcare Cloud

by Elizabeth Snell

The healthcare cloud is becoming a more popular – and sometimes necessary – option for providers. Entities are evolving into the digital healthcare space, and are steering away from paper records. Data protection and business continuity...

Overcoming File Sharing, Healthcare Cloud Security Concerns

by Elizabeth Snell

Potential file sharing and healthcare cloud security risks must be addressed in covered entities’ and business associates’ risk analyses, according to the latest OCR cybersecurity newsletter. These collaboration tools can greatly...

Prioritizing Healthcare Cloud Security in App Transitions

by Bill Kleyman

In working with a vast variety of different types of healthcare organizations, I’m certainly seeing a trend continue to grow. Healthcare is moving to cloud. This means growing from $3.73 billion in 2015 to nearly $9.5 billion by 2020, according...

49% of Orgs Report File Sharing Data Breach in Past 2 Years

by Elizabeth Snell

With more healthcare organizations looking to cloud computing and file sharing options, PHI privacy and security cannot be overlooked. Failing to account for how these tools interact with sensitive data or work to keep that data secure could...

Healthcare Data Security Incidents Second Highest in 2016

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare continues to lag behind other regulated industries with security measures, according to recent research, with healthcare data security incidents ranking second for the services industry in 2016. Symantec’s 2017 Internet Security...

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...

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...

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...


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