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Unauthorized Access, Malware Top Cloud Security Worries


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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...

How to Create Efficient, Compliant Healthcare Virtualization


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


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


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...

Cloud Computing Security Vendors for Healthcare


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


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


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,...

Providers Seek Cloud Solutions for Healthcare Data Security


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 Communications Inc....

What are the 3 Key Layers in Healthcare Data Security?


The healthcare industry used to be on the sidelines of the cyber war, with breaches and malicious attacks far more common elsewhere. That has all changed. Five of the eight largest healthcare security breaches over the last five years—those...

Maintaining Healthcare Security Compliance in the Cloud


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 central...

Does HIPAA Compliance Give A False Sense of Security?


The fact that HIPAA compliance isn’t bulletproof – that cybersecurity frameworks around health information require a new level of vigilance – is now axiomatic. Perhaps owing to whatever legislative sausage-making gave birth...

Optimizing Healthcare Cloud Security, Virtualization


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 of...


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