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Demand Rising For Data Breach Protection
If you look above, what appears to be a grandiose spider web is actually a minuscule sliver of the current map of worldwide internet connections. Infinitely complex and growing more so every day, the challenge is upon both vendors and organizations to keep their information secure in a fluid environment where change is the only constant.
Unless you’ve been completely disconnected from the global news cycle, the recent spate of data breaches haven’t escaped your notice. Healthcare especially has seemed to be in the crosshairs as of late, with criminals finding that they now need more information to pull off identity theft attacks than before. Tighter regulations on credit card processing and improved biometric privacy measures means that credit card numbers alone won’t suffice; but date of birth, full legal names, or even social security numbers may be required. With hospital information files holding a wealth of data, these systems have become to a goldmine for international shadow organizations; resulting in millions of exposed patients.
With these kind of threats existing on the edges of technological innovation, what can be done to safeguard information? To many people it seems as if security researchers are always two steps behind malicious elements, and that there’s an almost constant state of chaos within the cyber security realm. TechWorld has predicted that 56% of all businesses in the United States will lose critical data in 2015, and for the healthcare industry that number rises to roughly 70%. Concern is building in certain industries over these grim projections, but in the end the answer may lay with older, tried methods of handling information storage.
While we’ve discussed the benefits of quality records management techniques before, all methods (with the exception of cloud storage) have one key benefit in the face of increasing digital attacks: lack of connection to the world wide web. Many perils can befall boxes of paper records and magnetic tape drives, but being accessed and mishandled by unauthorized users halfway around the world isn’t one of them. With proper handling procedures, the physical risks to information can be mitigated and safeguarded against; leaving managers with the peace of mind that comes with security. While the trade off for this lowered vulnerability is slower access to information, in light of new risks many organizations would be willing to at least consider utilizing a known value. When it comes to the world of records management, sometimes it’s better to be safe in the city than on the bleeding edge of the frontier.
With our highly secure climate controlled vault and protected records facility, The Data Vault is uniquely positioned to help the average business professional understand the risks that exist today and guide them to a solution that will maintain their integrity in the future. Contact us today and one of team of professionals will be more than happy to answer questions, make recommendations, and implement solutions to meet your unique needs!