by Tim Reilly

The Future of Healthcare Security is Encryption – Here’s Why

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Recently, Zettaset had the opportunity to sit down and discuss vulnerabilities and the future of encryption in the healthcare sector with Information Security Media Group’s Editor in Chief, Tom Field.

Even before the global COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare data was being consumed and created at rapid speed. Following the initial outbreak, many organizations scrambled to quickly adopt digital transformation best practices – the goal was to ensure the physical well-being of healthcare workers and patients, without compromising the delivery of patient care. And yet, the need to quickly deliver urgent services during the pandemic impacted standard security precautions. Because of this, data security came at a price and organizations are now facing all new kinds of exposure. These vulnerabilities can provide devastating outcomes and the advent of a remote workforce and new telehealth initiatives have only exacerbated the issue.

Historically, healthcare organizations focused their security investments on technologies that managed identity access control and monitoring. Encryption, unfortunately, was never seen as that first or second security item. Now more than ever, encryption should be playing a key role in an organization’s data security strategy. The defenses against a cyberattack will continue to be tested and the inevitable will happen. It’s not if, but when a data breach or theft occurs.

Encryption provides that last line of defense and protects the data in whatever environment a new technology is deployed whether it’s in the cloud, on-premise, or even hybrid instances.

When it comes to improving the quality of patient care, organizations must consider taking a closer look at their cloud security, compliance and infrastructure. Thankfully, at Zettaset, we have developed security solutions designed and optimized from the ground up to address data privacy and protection needs in healthcare. With Zettaset security solutions, including XCrypt Full Disk, XCrypt Archive and XCrypt S3, organizations can take advantage of a high-performance, scale-out full-disk encryption solution and software-only backup and restore, that combines top performance with proven protection for sensitive information and compliance.

If you’re interested in receiving a copy of the free eBook, The Fast Future of Encryption in Healthcare, you can download it from ISMG’s HealthcareInfoSecurity here.

If you’re interested in listening to Zettaset’s interview with Tom Field, please visit here.