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Overcoming File Sharing, Healthcare Cloud Security Concerns

July 7, 2017 - 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 benefit organizations, but the possible privacy and security risks cannot be ignored. Risk management policies and business associate agreements (BAAs)...


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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...

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....

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...

How to Create Efficient, Compliant Healthcare Virtualization

by Bill Kleyman

Working with the modern virtualization has become a normal daily activity for most healthcare organizations. However, a compliant healthcare virtualization environment is critical. This virtual ecosystem houses the virtual machines that help...

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....

Cloud Computing Security Vendors for Healthcare

by Elizabeth Snell

Data security is critical for any healthcare organization, and as technology continues to evolve, more entities are beginning to look to cloud computing security options. However, in a highly regulated industry, organizations cannot choose a...

How DDoS Attack Increase May Affect Healthcare Cybersecurity

by Jacqueline Belliveau

More organizations experienced multiple distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in the fourth quarter of 2015, which could spell out trouble for healthcare cybersecurity measures, especially for cloud-based services. According to Akamai’s...

Healthcare Ransomware, Connected Devices Top Security Issues

by Elizabeth Snell

While the increase in connected devices and more options for Internet of Things (IoT) create massive streams of data and options for productivity, they also create more openings for security threats, according to a recent study. Furthermore,...

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