Mention cloud services to healthcare IT insiders and responses will vary from caution and trepidation to earnest interest. The advantages of low cost, on-demand cloud-based services are clear. However, managing their use and matching an organization's developmental, compliance and risk requirements to the right...
Although the growth of cloud-based data centers offers opportunities to more rapidly deploy applications, it also raises new security issues, says Steve Pao, senior vice president at Barracuda Networks.
The weekly DDoS attacks on U.S. banks taught us a few important lessons including expect the unexpected. Attacks are bigger and smarter than ever before. And while the daily deluge might be a thing of the past, the impact remains.
Join this panel of DDoS experts, including the VP from a major US financial...
In recent weeks, Google and Amazon have quietly begun offering standardized business associate agreements to healthcare clients using certain cloud services. Security experts say the move is significant.
Before hiring a cloud services vendor, healthcare organizations should demand answers to tough questions about privacy and security, says Phil Curran, a hospital CISO who has scrutinized many companies.
Two recent incidents at Oregon Health & Science University involved inappropriate storage of unencrypted patient information in the cloud. Experts weigh in on the fogginess of HIPAA Omnibus regarding cloud providers.
Under HIPAA Omnibus, many cloud computing providers are considered business associates directly liable for HIPAA compliance. What safeguards to protect health data should covered entities expect cloud providers to implement?
The consumerization of IT and the popularity of BYOD are jeopardizing the security and integrity of enterprise data. Seeking an easy way to share files across smart phones, tablets, and desktops, employees are using free public cloud file sharing services that lack rigorous security and audit controls. These services...
Healthcare organizations signing new deals with vendors, including many cloud services providers, must make sure that their business associate agreements reflect the new HIPAA Omnibus Rule's requirements.
As the National Institutes of Health ramps up research projects involving human genomes, electronic health records and other sensitive data, it's exploring the best ways to protect that data, says research director Eric Green, M.D., PhD.