This is reportedly the biggest concern in any organization looking to a cloud transition, even more so for healthcare providers handling sensitive, personal information. With conflicting opinions and a dizzying amount of information, it isn't hard become skeptical on cloud information security. Particularly for healthcare professionals, this is the first time facing the situation of putting sensitive patient records in someone else’s hands. This would understandably cause hesitation, and the term ‘cloud’ never evoked a sense of fortified security.
Cloud is being more and more integrated into business practices every day. Though the benefits of cloud are often talked about and reach into several different facets of business, the bigest concern is about how to keep your data secure in the cloud. Here are a few tips to ensure that you get the most out of the cloud without sacrificing security.
Understanding Compliance and E-Discovery in the Cloud
A very common (and legitimate) concern with using any cloud is compliancy and e-discovery. Although there are ways of securing data in a public cloud scenario, most Public Clouds do not have the same security and access control requirements for the level of legal and regulatory scrutiny that must be in place to ensure compliance.