Training is a mandatory requirement of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules first introduced in 2003. HIPAA requires the continuous training of employees that access or process Protected Health Information (PHI), and this requirement applies to any workforce member of a Covered Entity (CE) or Business Associate (BA). Humans are considered by many experts to be one of the weakest links in the entire security ecosystem; the Ponemon Institute estimates that 23% of all data breaches in 2020 were caused by Human Error.
Tape backup technology became popular in the early 1960s. IBM pioneered the technology, creating the first tape libraries and introducing tape media for data backup into the public domain.
Today, many organizations, governments, and professional institutions still rely on tape backup for legacy systems; however, the use of tapes is rapidly declining. This decline has been hastened by the surge in cloud computing, with many tech firms adopting flexible cloud backup solutions.
With the exponential growth of uptake of healthcare cloud services, the healthcare cloud computing business sector is growing significantly in kind. Some conservative estimates suggest that the industry could be worth over $40 billion by 2026, and back in 2014, Forbes suggested that 82% of healthcare companies had a cloud presence, a figure that has no doubt increased since.
The global pandemic Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2) has wreaked havoc around the world for the first half of 2020. The virus’s huge impact on the US Healthcare industry has overloaded physicians, doctors, and other hospital staff who have been caring for the sick or helping keep the hospital lights on 24×7. Non-frontline healthcare workers have been forced to work from home, small clinics have closed, and non-critical patient operations have been canceled.
A proven and reliable cybersecurity strategy is a major driving force behind business decision-making within the modern global organization. Having the ability to protect and secure information technology services enables tech-savvy organizations to prove that they can control and secure the network. Securing business assets is essential to help prevent information exposure or data breaches of confidential business data.
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