Importance of Encryption in Healthcare

Importance of Encryption in the Healthcare Sector

Protected Health Information (PHI) is the glue that holds a healthcare system together. Electronic health records include insurance information, proper dosage amounts for medicine, and other personal information. The digital age of healthcare allows for easy access to this information … Continue Reading

HIPAA Violation Cost Encryption

The True Cost of a HIPAA Violation in Healthcare

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was created to ensure healthcare data is safeguarded and patient privacy is protected. Violating this act not only costs the healthcare industry thousands of dollars in violation fees but puts … Continue Reading

Encrypted Drives Home Healthcare Data

Protecting Home Healthcare Patient Data

With healthcare costs constantly on the rise, many hospital systems are strategizing on ways to provide treatment to patients in their own homes. One study from the Journal of Urgent Care Medicine states that only about 11% of ER visits … Continue Reading

Healthcare Ransomware Protection

Ransomware Statistics in the Healthcare Industry

The idea of ransomware is frightening enough, but in the healthcare industry, not having access to patient information puts lives on the line. Ransomware is the practice of a cybercriminal holding data hostage, eliminating access to the information. The files … Continue Reading

Microsoft GDPR Cloud Privacy

Microsoft Overhauls Cloud Contracts for Privacy

The Microsoft company recently announced that it was altering the terms of its commercial cloud contracts after European Union data protection authorities aired privacy concerns. The changes will be put in place globally and will apply to all Microsoft customers … Continue Reading

Healthcare Data Breaches with Unencrypted Devices

Unencrypted Hardware Common Among Healthcare Data Breaches

Statistics on healthcare data breaches are staggering. Since the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) created a mandate for the reporting of such breaches in 2009, the number of data breaches has increased from 199 in 2010 to 365 … Continue Reading

Cloud Vulnerability for Business Data Storage

Why Businesses are Hesitant to Use Cloud for Data Storage

Any entrepreneur that hasn’t lived under a rock over the past five years has heard of cloud computing. Whether the business is a small company or mid-size corporate environment, the benefits of virtualized storage have only become more attractive over … Continue Reading

USB Necessary Travel Item

Why Travellers Should Carry a USB Drive

In 2018, there were 2.3 billion U.S. Domestic travellers and 1.4 billion international tourist arrivals. These travellers have something in common: they are all carrying data. Whether it is a laptop full of work documents or phone with albums of … Continue Reading

Password Cybersecurity Multi-Factor Authentication Encrypted Drives

Tips for Being Password Smart

One of the best methods to minimize your susceptibility to cybercrime is to create and utilize strong passwords. The creation of a password is something we often don’t spend a lot of time thinking about, but maybe we should. It … Continue Reading

FBI Biometric Security

FBI Urges Companies to Use Biometric Authentication

We’ve all gotten used to the rituals of computer security. User name, password, the aggravations of forgetting and resetting, and more recently, the advent of multi-factor authentication. A user interface will send you an email or a text or a … Continue Reading