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Cloud Data Security Lessons from the Healthcare Industry

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When it comes to data privacy, the healthcare industry is one of the most strictly regulated. It stands to reason, therefore, that the healthcare industry should be among the most conservative when it comes to adopting the cloud. Surprisingly, that is not the case. According to recent CipherCloud research, cloud adoption is pervasive across all industries, including the healthcare industry. …


Financial Services: It’s Time to Adopt the Cloud

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Resistance to cloud computing in financial services is finally crumbling now that solutions exist to address the security and compliance challenges that have created cloud FUD in the past. That’s a very good thing for financial services organizations. The latest Ovum research shows that the financial services industry is increasingly investing in cloud computing, encouraged both by a growing variety …


HIPAA Compliance: Why Data Discovery Matters

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In the healthcare industry, securing patients’ electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) is paramount for HIPAA compliance. Nothing hammers this home quite as much as the real-world consequences that organizations face for even inadvertent lapses in data protection, as demonstrated by the $4.8 million settlement New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University just paid the government. As reported on the Wall Street Journal‘s CIO …

Case Study: Large Healthcare Company Meets HIPAA / HITECH Rules in the Cloud with CipherCloud

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When it comes to the healthcare industry, the cloud can be a life-saver. Connectivity leads to improved information sharing, responsiveness, and health and business outcomes; it’s a must for today’s distributed, often globalized healthcare networks. But in the healthcare industry, cloud and connectivity aren’t as simple as choosing a service and turning it on. Regulations like HIPAA and HITECH govern …

Top 3 Challenges of HIPAA Compliance in the Cloud

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After attending HIMSS 2014…Some observations The economics of cloud adoption are almost a no-brainer, but the logistics of HIPAA compliance in the cloud, unfortunately, are not. There are several key challenges to HIPAA compliance in the cloud. Let’s examine three of them and how to address these challenges. 1. Loss of visibility Back in the pre-cloud days, enterprises had a …

How Cloud Encryption Extends to HIPAA Compliance

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For healthcare organizations, HIPAA compliance will always be top of mind. It’s serious business; violations and data breaches carry serious consequences. And cloud adoption further complicates the matter. How can healthcare organizations ensure that electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) remains appropriately protected in a third party’s infrastructure? Updates to HIPAA are beginning to address this question. HIPAA rules now apply …

3 Powerful HIPAA Compliance Strategies You Shouldn’t Ignore

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These days, it’s getting harder and harder to say no to the cloud, even for healthcare organizations grappling with a tangle of HIPAA compliance requirements that can complicate cloud adoption. The operational efficiencies and cost benefits achieved by using cloud services like are simply too significant to ignore. Salesforce’s own security measures are robust, but HIPAA compliance is ultimately …

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3 Critical Requirements of HIPAA Cloud Security

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If you’re a covered entity under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), then you already know that HIPAA is serious business. HIPAA violations carry penalties ranging from $100 all the way up to $50,000 per violation. One thing is clear – between those penalties, possible civil liability or criminal prosecution, and the damage that can be done to …