A Data Breach is Closer Than You Think
As the percentage of data breaches increase, the risk of organizations losing your sensitive data also increases. No one wants to receive the news that some or all of their personally identifiable information (PII) was stolen.
Sure, there are people who are victims of various phishing scams, but it's more likely that the information in your organization will be leaked by user error or stolen by a carefully meditated cyber attack.
Data Breaches in Healthcare
The healthcare industry is currently in the spotlight. They're moving to mandated Electronic Health Records (EHR), and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is investigating the two main healthcare-related data privacy concerns we have today:
- How should we protect patient information?
- What is the financial cost per record if data is stolen?
Related Reading: Why Healthcare Needs MFT to Help Secure EHR File Transfers
Not If, But When
In the world of data security, breaches are no longer thought of in terms of "if" but "when." Fortunately, there are easy steps companies and healthcare organizations can take to protect the PII they maintain from direct hacking attempts. The procedures data security companies recommend you acquire begin with the following:
- Require the implementation of strong passwords across accounts
- Use encryption to protect files and other sensitive data in motion and at rest
- Reduce the number of computers that process sensitive information
- Audit every transaction, file transfer, and user activity event
- Limit the number of accounts that can access your critical data
Your Organization Doesn't Have to Be the Next News Headline
Start researching different options to protect your customer's sensitive data and keep your organization from a possible breach. The fines and surcharges are exponentially higher than implementing a secure managed file transfer (MFT) solution to help streamline, encrypt, and automate your file transfers and workflows.