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Data is arguably the most prolific and most valuable of resources. As such, it needs to be protected both as a company asset and in keeping with data privacy laws. Data protection is most acute in healthcare, which is something of a latecomer to fast-evolving heterogeneous electronic environments in the cloud. Indeed, healthcare had to “fast forward” to meet a rush of legislation and new working methodologies. In the blink of an eye, the playing field has changed dramatically. It continues to evolve as medical practitioners bring their own devices into hospitals and surgeries, patients consult with their physicians over Skype and online chat, and Electronic Health Records transit between healthcare Business Associates and government and reimbursement agencies. A complete security risk assessment is the sensible starting point for HIPAA compliance, one which reviews... (more)

Cloud Security - 'Best Practices of the Fortune 500'

Cloud Security Best Practices of the Fortune 500 When you plan your migration to the cloud, and the cloud security best practices to secure it, there is no need to reinvent the wheel.  Here is some advice from the Fortune 500. Use these tips to learn from others’ successes and to avoid their failures – maybe their companies can afford “valuable” learning lessons, but yours would do better heeding their advice for free. Intel: security is a concern in both private and public clouds Mr. Jason Waxman | General Manager | Intel | www.intel.com The GM of Intel speaks up about the diff... (more)

Gartner: Best practices for Amazon AWS securit

Amazon’s cloud service still needs security improvements says Gartner analyst. By Ellen Messmer The Amazon AWS cloud service is fine for enterprise workloads and applying security controls such as encryption and firewalls is possible, though more security vendors need to step up to support Amazon’s EC2 service, according to the Gartner analysis presented today. In his presentation at the Gartner Security and Risk management Summit 2014, analyst Neil MacDonald said there’s a misperception among many IT managers that Amazon’s EC2 is somehow a consumer-grade cloud service. “It’s d... (more)

Disruptive Innovations in Cloud Computing

Disruptive Innovations in Cloud Computing June 23, 2014 The global village, mobile devices, online marketplaces, social networks, and on-demand entertainment all have a part to play. People all over the world are increasing the time they spend in the virtual world. They’re buying, selling, sharing, studying, developing apps, hanging out in social networks, and starting to use digital currencies that bypass traditional banking. Alongside these community-driven ideas, we are also seeing enormous change in business to business relationships. Cloud computing enables any size business ... (more)

Can You Own Your Public Cloud?

Can You Own Your Public Cloud? Public cloud computing is surging forward into healthcare, finance, and utilities. Popular cloud based implementations run the gamut from big data analysis to customer service applications, and everything in between. As more and more sensitive data processing is done in the cloud, encryption of data has become the obvious best practice. Google Compute Engine has provided data encryption for some time; and in a recent interview, AWS’s CTO said they’d like all data, or at least all sensitive business data, to be always encrypted. Encrypting data imm... (more)