Healthcare Information Security

Cloud Security

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

How DDoS Attack Increase May Affect Healthcare Cybersecurity

by Jacqueline LaPointe

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...

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....

Providers Seek Cloud Solutions for Healthcare Data Security

by Jacqueline LaPointe

While cloud solutions are advancing HIE and patient engagement strategies, more providers are focusing on how cloud services can be integrated into types of healthcare data security policies. According to a survey by Level 3...

Maintaining Healthcare Security Compliance in the Cloud

by Bill Kleyman

The evolution of the cloud has seen many healthcare organizations evolve from private, to public, and now to hybrid cloud platforms. In reality, almost every cloud environment within a public cloud has some sort of connection back to the...

Medical Device Security Part of FDA Evaluation System

by Elizabeth Snell

Medical device security, privacy, and ethical protections were included in preliminary recommendations by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a medical device evaluation system. The recommendations were developed by a planning...

Optimizing Healthcare Cloud Security, Virtualization

by Bill Kleyman

Having strong healthcare cloud security is essential in the current industry. Today’s healthcare data center is highly virtualized, and even cloud integrated in some cases. Users are now a lot more mobile and are utilizing new types...

What Are Top Healthcare Cloud Security Concerns?

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare cloud security should be an issue that covered entities of all sizes understand. While the cloud might not be a tool that all organizations are considering implementing in the immediate future, it is still an increasingly...

Healthcare Cloud Application Usage Increases in 2015

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Recent research studies from Dell further show the need for better healthcare cloud security, as more organizations are adopting healthcare cloud applications.   For example, healthcare cloud application usage made a significant...

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