How much risk of a security breach is there in maintaining personal health records?
“A data breach on par with last year’s retail sector calamity is a possibility for the health care industry…” according to a recent article on data security by The American Optometric Association. Unfortunately these prophecies are coming to fruition. CNNMoney has just reported a major hospital network security breach, in which 4.5 million patients’ records were stolen, leaving patients at risk for fraud and identity theft.
Clearly the risk of a security breach is real. Paper, laptops, and thumb drives can be stolen from your practice. Network connections can be hacked into if you do not secure your Wi-Fi Hotspot. However can you trust your cloud vendor? You need to know what to look for in a cloud-based solution to further mitigate your risk.
Stay tuned for Part 2 of Security in the Cloud. We’ll tell you five key factors to consider when selecting a solution to fit your needs and stay safe in the cloud.
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