Tag: cloud security

After the recent eBay data breach in which more than 145 million user records were reportedly compromised by hackers, the internet is once again full of stories about consumers demanding better protection, analysts blaming organizations for not following basic cybersecurity protocol, and tales of hackers that are simply out-sophisticating sophisticated security (eBay used two-factor authentication and encryption, which did protect users’ financial information). There are the standard tips for consumers: change your passwords, don’t use the same password on multiple …

Cyber criminals are being drawn to the healthcare industry like moths to a flame and providers are more vulnerable as the sharing of electronic health records proliferates. To help diminish both those trends, the Institute for Health Technology Transformation (iHT2) recently compiled its “10 Steps to Maintaining Data Privacy in a Changing Mobile World.” With a goal of explaining “how healthcare organizations can best protect themselves from the rapidly growing threat of security breaches and medical identity theft,” the paper …

On May 22nd, industry experts from around the Columbus area will converge to speak at the Data Connectors Columbus Tech Security Conference. This will be held in the Quest Conference Centers in Columbus. The focus of the Data Connectors event circuit is information security. Within these events, topics range from VoIP and LAN security to wireless security and securing USB drives. Below is a sampling from the agenda in Columbus: The Evolution of Endpoint Security: Detecting and Responding to Malware …

This Thursday, April 24th, Online Tech’s Director of Product Management Jason Yaeger will be speaking at the Detroit Data Connectors security conference. The Detroit Data Connectors conference is a one day event focused on various security concerns plaguing businesses around the world. Ranging from email and wireless security to VoIP, USB drive security to LAN security, this conference touches on many hot button IT security topics. Jason’s presentation, running from 4:30-5:15pm will be on the various concerns when working to …

When the Ponemon Institute’s fourth annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy & Data Security was released earlier this month, it stated that use of cloud services is the second-highest security risk concern for healthcare organizations. Employee negligence was the runaway winner in that category, mentioned by 75 percent of leaders interviewed for the study. Cloud services (41 percent) was bunched in a tight race for second-place with mobile device insecurity (40 percent) and cyber attackers (39 percent). According to the …

Scared of HIPAA? Don’t be. It represents huge opportunities for the IT world. That was the message from April Sage, Director of Healthcare IT for Online Tech, when she joined Karl Palachuk on his ‘Odd Tuesdays‘ podcast yesterday. (Find the replay here.) Palachuk invited Sage to join his bi-weekly show because its primary audience – managed service providers – has been engaged in a debate about whether HIPAA regulations and the HITECH Act make working in the healthcare space “so …

If you’re a member of a healthcare company at HIMSS14 this week, chances are you’re looking for innovations to improve patient outcomes at lower costs. As outlined in a recent press release, Online Tech will exhibit its innovative approach to securing patient data by incorporating encryption at the very core of its cloud and backup infrastructure to protect PHI from the front-end of patient portals all the way to the data-at-rest in offsite disaster recovery environments. This approach means PHI …

Have you signed up yet for the BrightTalk webinar Navigating PCI Security Mountains In The Cloud? If not, you only have a few days left to register for this informational session that will help parse through the role cloud service providers play in protecting credit cardholder data. CSPs (Cloud Service Providers) must understand their role in keeping cardholder data safe. If a CSP is processing, storing, or transmitting cardholder data, they’re in scope, and it’s important that they are clear …

Cloud-based security revenue is forecasted to reach $9.2 billion by 2017, at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 10.8 percent. In addition, the managed security market is projected to grow 45 percent. According to FierceTelecom.com, the significant growth can be attributed to: Increase in the complexity and volume of threats BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and distributed workforce (more remote) Security product sprawl This study complements another focused on the rise in distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks that …

KPMG, one of the largest auditors worldwide and contracted by the Dept. of Health & Human Services to conduct HIPAA audits, recently released data from their Technology Innovation Survey 2013: Disruptive Technologies. Overall, the cloud ranked highest as the technology that will be the biggest driver of business transformation for enterprises over the next three years – outranking mobile, big data/analytics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and more. Fifty-eight percent of the companies surveyed said cloud and mobile will have the greatest …

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