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MSPs With Lax Security Measure Are Compromising Client Environments, Says Louisiana Secretary of State

If you've tuned into the cybersecurity news lately, you'll notice many MSPs are being challenged with having lax security measures for the businesses and government entities they service. 

At a recent meeting of the National Association of Secretaries of State, Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin took a swipe at MSPs. "MSPs attempt to protect systems on a 'very basic level' to ensure operability," he stated. He went on to further describe detection and prevention – explaining the state of Louisiana's recent experiences with ransomware attacks.

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| Author Kate Wang, tagged in Security, cloud security

Cloud Adoption in Healthcare: Breaking the Barriers into a Healthier World

We all know that America is in the midst of a public health crisis and that we will face a shortage of up to 95,000 physicians by 2025. The good news is that there are many technologists out there who see the problem and are actively creating solutions to fix it.

Caredove, for example, is an e-referral platform that is connecting infants with screening programs in order to identify and stop the development of life-altering diseases. Boston Children’s Hospital, too, created an Alexa-based ICU tool that helps streamline clinical operations, freeing up hospital bandwidth. Similarly, Cloudticity offers data interoperability solutions that collect, manage, and analyze data, allowing healthcare, life science, and genomic companies to spend less time trying to make sense of their data and more time actively helping the world.

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| Author Kate Wang, tagged in Compliance, Security, cloud partner, cloud-native healthcare technology, cloud migration

Cloudticity Oxygen Compliance - A New HITRUST Audit Experience

Now that you are acquainted with HITRUST and have chosen to continue your journey, I want to thank you again for being proactive! If this is your first compliance series post, please start below:

  • If you are new to HITRUST, start here.
    • To get a complete picture of the HITRUST Maturity Model and get some helpful tips from Cloudticity's experience, read this blog post.
  • If you need more information on Cloudticity Oxygen, start here.
    • Interested in how Cloudticity Oxygen alerts map to HITRUST? Check out this blog post.

For everyone else, each month we (usually) look into at least one Cloudticity Oxygen service or feature, focusing on how it helps achieve HITRUST controls. This month is slightly different! Our last full HITRUST audit happened in 2017; we have now begun our updated full HITRUST audit based on a substantially updated set of controls, thus we want to share our new experience with you. Stay tuned next month for more Cloudticity Oxygen services or experiences.

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| Author Thomas Zinn, tagged in Technical Articles, Healthcare Industry, About Cloudticity, Compliance, Security, Encryption, HITRUST, Cloudticity, Healthcare, audit

Cloudticity Oxygen Compliance - Oxygen Alerts

Now that you are acquainted with HITRUST and have chosen to continue your journey, I want to thank you again for being proactive! If this is your first compliance series post, please start below:

  • If you are new to HITRUST, start here.
    • To get a complete picture of the HITRUST Maturity Model and get some helpful tips from Cloudticity's experience, read this blog post.
  • If you need more information on Cloudticity Oxygen, start here.

For everyone else, each month we look into at least one Cloudticity Oxygen service or feature, focusing on how it helps achieve HITRUST controls. This month we are diving into Cloudticity Oxygen alerts. Stay tuned next month for more Cloudticity Oxygen services.

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| Author Thomas Zinn, tagged in Technical Articles, Healthcare Industry, About Cloudticity, Compliance, Security, Encryption, HITRUST, Cloudticity, Healthcare

HIPAA Compliance 164.312(e)(1) - Transmission Security

Within the HIPAA Security Rule are Administrative, Physical, and Technical Safeguards. These safeguards are as important to understand as they are to implement, so let’s dive into one:

164.312(e)(1) - Transmission Security . Implement technical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to electronic protected health information that is being transmitted over an electronic communications network.

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| Author Thomas Zinn, tagged in Compliance, Security, Encryption