Cyber-attacks on U.S. companies have increased over recent years resulting in significant costs to companies.  According to surveys, U.S. companies have experienced a 42% increase between 2011 and 2012 in the number of cyber-attacks they experienced per week[1] and the average annualized cost of cyber-attacks for various U.S. companies surveyed in 2013 was $11.56

Hospitals and health care providers must often look to third party vendors offering cloud computing solutions, but are these companies well-prepared to meet the HIPPA / HITECH Act privacy and security requirements as well as other Federal rules, regulations and ordinances applicable to the commerce in the cloud?   Key concerns are privacy and security, as

What are the challenges of PII data storage and privacy on cloud computing platforms?  How does a healthcare organization work with cloud computing vendors to address key information security and privacy compliance issues?  What are strategies for addressing the HIPPA privacy and security legal requirements and public trust concerns while in the cloud?

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