During a stay in the hospital, it’s likely that your cybersecurity is one of the last things on your mind. But hospital data security is increasingly becoming the target of ransomware attacks, phishing scams, and data mining schemes. And while patient data security and IT healthcare compliance are an increasing concern among hospital administrators, there are still steps you should take as an individual to keep your personal information safe.
Telehealth: It used to be little more than a buzzword in the medical industry. Telehealth was practiced in rare cases but adopted very slowly by mainstream practitioners. Detractors worried about the efficacy of diagnosing online, whether or not patient information could be kept confidential, and if best practices in healthcare security were being upheld. Enthusiasts touted the savings for doctors and patients alike as well as the ability to reach people in rural or disadvantaged areas.
According to Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), over 70 percent of the world’s businesses operate at least partially in the cloud. This isn’t surprising, given the many benefits of operating in the cloud, such as higher flexibility, lower fixed costs, increased collaboration, automatic software updates, and the ability to work remotely from anywhere with an internet connection.
Only a few years ago, data breaches used to slip under the radar. The breaches happened all the time, some affecting millions of users that should have made the evening news. Instead, data breaches became an everyday thing.
Staying up to date on the latest tech can provide a competitive edge. But as you get new computers, tablets, servers, or other devices, you’ll have to dispose of the old ones properly. Here’s how and why to dispose of your old tech and how it’s one of the best practices in data security.