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Utilizing a Secure Healthcare Cloud in Your Organization

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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...

Using Disaster Recovery Planning for Healthcare Data Security

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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...

How to Create Efficient, Compliant Healthcare Virtualization

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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

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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...

Healthcare Cloud Security Concerns Not Impediment to Usage

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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...

Cloud Computing Security Vendors for Healthcare

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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

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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

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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

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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...

What are the 3 Key Layers in Healthcare Data Security?

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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...

Maintaining Healthcare Security Compliance in the Cloud

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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...

Does HIPAA Compliance Give A False Sense of Security?

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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...

Optimizing Healthcare Cloud Security, Virtualization

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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?

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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

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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...

PHI Healthcare Cloud Security Still Too Low, Report Shows

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The healthcare industry has vastly more PHI related policy violations when it comes to cloud security, according to Blue Coat Elastica Cloud Threat Labs Q4 2015 Shadow Data Report. Although the healthcare industry clearly has the...

More DDoS Attacks Show Need for Healthcare Data Security

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Distributed denial of services (DDoS) attacks are up during the third quarter of 2015, reinforcing the healthcare industry’s growing concern for healthcare data security. According to an assessment performed by Akamai, all...

Healthcare Cloud Adoption Slow Due to HIPAA, Survey Finds

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While healthcare has increased its cloud adoption from 8 percent to 37 percent in the last year, according to a recent survey, it lags behind other industries in terms of cloud adoption due to HIPAA regulations. Privacy concerns, limited...

NIST Calls for Public Comment on Cybersecurity Framework

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The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking public comments on its Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, which was released in February of 2014. According to a NIST press release, the...

Excessive PHI Sharing Top Healthcare Cloud Security Concern

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Excessive PHI sharing is the top concern for healthcare entities when it comes to cloud security, according to CloudLock’s Q4 2015 Cybersecurity Report. In a study that investigated a total of eight IT security industries and...

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