How Zero Trust Protects Patient Data Against the Most Serious Security Threats
Technologies such as wearables and remote patient monitoring tools make it easier for patients to engage with their health providers and move healthcare toward a continuous care model rather than the traditional episodic model. However, these tools are also leading to increases in the amount of health data collected by providers. In addition to health data becoming more valuable on the black market, ransomware attacks are on the rise, making data security imperative for healthcare organizations.
Two other issues have greatly increased the challenge of data security in recent years. For one, many users can now access data from virtually anywhere and on any device. Further, as organizations adopt cloud services — sometimes without the involvement or knowledge of IT teams — data has become scattered across different platforms, to the point where no one is sure where it all resides.
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