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

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

Google Encrypts DNS to Improve Security

Google Under Fire for Encrypting Domain Name System

Google, the world’s most popular and powerful search engine, is under fire from Congress and regulatory officials for its recent adoption of a new internet encryption protocol. The web search and app company, famous for its sometime motto, “Don’t be … Continue Reading