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What a Full-Service Encryption Tool Looks Like

Posted by Pete Flagella on Mar 28, 2017 10:00:00 AM


Businesses are typically concerned with hiring employees, securing additional office space, growing revenue, generating sales, and other metrics that directly translate into a better bottom line. This focus sometimes overlooks proactively addressing other aspects of corporate strategy that have less obvious but crucial ROI, like effective cybersecurity. And often the most effective (and cost-effective) way to secure data is through encryption.

Encryption is the process of modifying data to make it unreadable to everyone except authorized users. It can help organizations protect critical data from a range of potential threats, many of which can directly and sometimes catastrophically impact revenue. Businesses typically use encryption to protect customer data, personal information, trade secrets, tax information, employee files, credit card information and ultimately, their brand and the trust of their customers.

To learn how encryption can lower the cost of regulatory compliance while enhancing security, download our white paper Reducing the Cost of Regulatory Compliance with Encryption 

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Topics: encryption, PCI Data Encryption, hipaa

Dropbox in Healthcare: What File Sharing Means for Patients

Posted by Gwen Fremonti on Mar 21, 2017 10:00:00 AM


Cloud sharing is on everyone’s mind, even though some people still don't really understand what it is. It often helps to put a brand name to these generic services, and Dropbox is one of the most recognizable names when it comes to identifying cloud service providers. Dropbox is used at businesses around the country as a way to gain access and edit files from one central, user-friendly place. Accounts can be activated and deactivated in line with the projects employees are working on, and larger file sizes can be shared without hassle between multiple people. 

While other services like Google docs promote many of the same services, Dropbox has won the loyalty of millions of people with its free and paid packages alike. Many who use Dropbox use it primarily as a means to pass administrative files back and forth, but healthcare professionals have long recognized the potential for improving the level of patient care too. As file sharing is likely to increase across non-affiliated hospitals in the coming years, it's worth understanding what that really means for PHI.

To learn how encryption can lower the cost of regulatory compliance while enhancing security, download our white paper Reducing the Cost of Regulatory Compliance with Encryption 

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Topics: encryption, PCI Data Encryption, hipaa

Potential HIPAA Changes in 2017

Posted by Pete Flagella on Mar 14, 2017 10:00:00 AM


A new government means new priorities and agendas — which can lead to new compliance rules that you'll inevitably need to learn. These changes can throw a company into chaos as everyone struggles to decide upon the straightest line from current policies to better security. Understanding more about the political, economic, and tech climate can make these changes easier to digest.

To learn how encryption can lower the cost of regulatory compliance while enhancing security, download our white paper Reducing the Cost of Regulatory Compliance with Encryption 

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Topics: encryption, PCI Data Encryption, hipaa