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Shared Responsibilities for Cloud Computing: Who Does What in the Cloud? Part Two

Richard Stinton

In the first part of this blog series, we looked at the cloud service provider side of the shared responsibility stack.

Looking at the rest of the stack, particularly the upper areas where the customer is responsible, it is extremely important to remember that there is no magic pixie dust in a cloud implementation when compared to an on-premises one.

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Topics: IaaS, Compliance, security, HIPAA, healthcare, cloud, FISMA

Shared Responsibilities for Cloud Computing: Who Does What in the Cloud? Part One

Richard Stinton

There have been several articles published recently around the internet media discussing the shared responsibilities of cloud service providers (CSPs) and customers when it comes to cloud computing.

The lure and mystique of cloud computing sometimes gives customers a false sense of security (no pun intended) that the cloud will auto-magically provide new levels of security for their applications, without them even having to think about it. However, the cynics out there will also remind us that the cloud is just ‘someone else’s computer’ and to a certain extent, that is true.

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Topics: IaaS, Compliance, HIPAA, healthcare, cloud, FISMA

Healthcare Mobile Application Security & the Cloud

Monica Brink

With increasing interest in cloud hosting & services coming from the healthcare industry, this recently published infographic from Arxan caught our eye as it highlights some of the differences in perception and reality around how secure mobile applications are. Like many industries, more and more employees in healthcare are using mobile applications to do their jobs - and this means more and more sensitive data passing through these applications.

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Topics: healthcare, ecs

HIPAA Compliance in the Cloud - Even When No-one's Watching

Liz Kaufman

Author and poet, Chinua Achebe, once said, “One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.”  He was right. Integrity is innate and bold. Unwavering, even when seemingly insurmountable challenges present themselves, or when it seems like no one is watching. Integrity cannot be forced; it is not self-serving.

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Topics: HIPAA, healthcare

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