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What will Texas Office 365 deal mean for healthcare security?


The Texas Department of Information Resources has officially bought into Microsoft Office 365 and with it the idea that it can maintain HIPAA compliance and avoid down time. Microsoft has entered into a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement (BAA)...

Creating strong healthcare cloud encryption keys


When encrypting healthcare cloud data, security officers need to reach a certain level of confidence with encryption keys and managing those keys. Since the data is no longer being housed on premise, there’s a strong reliance on managing patient...

New technologies make healthcare security pros more efficient


One of the underlying sayings in IT is “do more with less.” This certainly holds true for the healthcare industry. Over the past few years, administrators have been tasked with creating a more robust and efficient environment capable...

Healthcare CIO survey denotes infrastructure security burdens


An independent study – Digital Overload of Healthcare Information and Looming Deadlines Driving New Challenges for IT Executives – done by Level 3 Communications, Inc. delineated the infrastructure security thoughts and concerns of...

Healthcare cloud authentication: Identity federation challenges


Each type of cloud computing delivery model – Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) – presents different types of challenges for healthcare organizations trying to protect...

Optimizing health data security with cloud, virtualization


New virtualization and cloud technologies are helping healthcare organizations shape their security, management, and data center environments. However, in creating a solid platform, administrators must look at the various virtualization technologies...

Multi-factor authentication options for healthcare IT managers


Evaluating authentication methods presents a unique set of challenges for healthcare organizations. Multi-factor authentication adoption is becoming more frequent because BYOD and cloud data storage are gaining prominence. Furthermore, it will...

Next-generation healthcare security: Cloud, BYOD and applications


The current healthcare security landscape has come far beyond the traditional firewall and security policies. Now, healthcare organizations are faced with new challenges in how to best secure their environment and still provide a good user experience....

Creating a secure, compliant healthcare file-sharing solution


Regulations and compliance metrics have always been a bit of a heavy weight on IT. The rapid pace of progress is mainly slowed by the bureaucracy trying to protect both the organization and the customer. This holds especially true for large healthcare...

HIMSS healthcare cloud security concerns: A review


It nearly goes without saying that how many healthcare CIOs, CISOs and IT managers approach healthcare cloud security in 2013 should be different than 2012. Though most healthcare data breaches have involved physical device theft, the fact remains...

Healthcare cloud security: CISO perspective


Many elements are at play when healthcare organizations decide whether they want start putting data into the cloud, whether it’s Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) or Platform as a Service (PaaS). There’s the...

Healthcare cloud computing security needs for 2013

by recently pulled together seven 2013 cloud computing predictions from various IT analysts and there were a couple of items that may prove to be extremely relevant to healthcare. Cloud computing in a healthcare setting is an interesting...

Health cloud-based database security concerns


The question of how best to handle big data as it becomes more comprehensive (and in turn, valuable) isn’t going away anytime Health IT professionals. And securing large quantities of patient data will prove to be even more complex and confusing....

Best practices for using cloud services in healthcare


Cloud services is meant to give patient information better protection and privacy depending on how sensitive the information is. When a healthcare administrator or CIO chooses cloud services, they should make sure that they know how to make the...


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