Making The Cloud A Little Safer For Healthcare


We’ve touched on cloud security risks here on the Ananova blog in the past. In case you missed any of the articles, here’s a quick fact: cloud hosting is just as risky as traditional hosting. While it may seem as if it is more vulnerable to hacker attacks, that is just simply not true. It’s […]

Surveying healthcare cloud encryption options, strategies


Healthcare organizations are mainly attracted to cloud computing for its flexibility, elasticity and the pay-as-you-go economic model. But since these features attracted them to the cloud in the first place, they don’t want to sacrifice any of these advantages for increased security. Security concerns and fears that cloud encryption would reduce productivity may be some of the […]

Cloud Security Solutions That Avoid Health IT Breaches


  In the last week, there have been reports of phishing scams that obtained health information, unsecure emails gone awry  and unauthorized system-level access that compromised tens of thousands of patient records. And the last week has not been a standout week.  These kinds of breaches happen every day.  These kind of breaches can lead […]

5 Cloud Encryption Tips


  A day doesn’t go by when we don’t hear about sensitive information being exposed or stolen. The culprits could be the government, professional hackers, careless employees with data on mobile devices, or internal employees with unauthorized access to data or unintentional release of data. It seems the wave of data breaches has gained momentum […]

Top Tips for HIPAA Compliance and Cloud Security from the Experts

HIPAA Compliance Tips

The purpose of HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, is to protect patient privacy, including patient information stored online. Though the cloud offers a way to store and use information online, it has its own vulnerability to data theft.  Therefore, adhering to HIPAA rules and regulations is essential for any pharmaceutical business that […]

Cloud PCI Compliance: The Checklist

infoq on Cloud Security

Introduction to PCI DSS and the Cloud The news is always full of major incidents of consumer credit card information being compromised. To protect against dangerous hacks that can lead to thefts of business data or customer identities, best practices are set forth in the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). These 12 steps set up a framework […]

HIPAA and the Cloud: Securing Patient Data

HIPAA Cloud Patient Data

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has been around for many years with the main purpose of governing the use and disclosure of individuals’ health information. The recent dramatic trend of healthcare-driven companies to migrate to cloud computing requires a cloud-specific security approach for HIPAA and the cloud. In this article, I will […]