We’ve already talked a bit about how SSAE 16 is a little more than meets the eye where data centers and vendors are concerned. Today, we’re going to tackle a topic that’s somewhat closely-related to that one. We’re going to talk about SSAE 16’s successor, SSAE 18.
Let’s start things off with an analogy. There once was a very foolish king who had a vault filled with treasure. Paranoid that someone might steal from him, he spent thousands on elaborate security measures to turn his castle into a nigh-impenetrable fortress. Unfortunately, in his zeal, he completely neglected to train or hire disciplined […]
Not every organization engages with HIPAA – the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act – in precisely the same way. It’s an important distinction that people too often forget. Depending on the type of work you do, your business may be subject to different rules and regulations under HIPAA.
Now more than ever, people are getting invested in their personal health. And that’s awesome because our society isn’t exactly known for being healthy. Quite the opposite, in fact.
There’s a disconnect growing in the modern healthcare market – and it’s one that could soon see practitioners and covered entities alike hit with massive fines for noncompliance. I’m speaking about electronic health records (EHRs). As more and more hospitals and health organizations move forward with modern technology, healthcare data is increasingly digitized.
The cloud has some powerful applications in healthcare. It’s no surprise, then, that 84% of the healthcare providers surveyed by HIMSS in 2016 reported the use of cloud services. As healthcare records and systems are increasingly digitized, the cloud provides an arguably essential means by which hospitals and care providers can offer better patient outcomes.
HIPAA is among the most extensive, comprehensive sets of regulations in any industry – enough so that compliance can often seem like a herculean task for the unprepared. And it isn’t just first-timers, either. Even experienced health enterprises can violate HIPAA without even realizing it.
Does your business work with any organizations in the healthcare industry? If so, there’s a good chance you’re subject to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Designed to protect the transfer and storage of electronic Protected Health Information (PHI), HIPAA consists of a series of checks, balances, and guidelines that organizations are required […]
It’s a terrifying thought, really. Thanks to the Internet of Things, we’re going to see DDoS attack larger than any in history. And I’m not just referring to botnets like Mirai, which crippled large swaths of the Internet earlier this year.
You’ve probably spent a fair amount of time thinking about how you might safeguard your business against a crisis. You’ve got a plan in place for how you’ll keep your data safe, and keep your services operational. Maybe you’ve even got some infrastructure in place to ensure failover and business continuity.