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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

Disaster Recovery - Your Insurance Policy for Ransomware

Frank Krieger

Years ago, in a time called 1996, a gentleman by the name of James Clark became frustrated with the patient care experience. He lamented the fact that his patient information from one doctor was often not available to another.

He realized, in that bygone time, his information could be networked and shared to reduce both time and errors, as well as costs for patients, insurance companies, healthcare providers and processors. He took his idea and began building what we know today as Web MD. 

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Topics: DRaaS, Compliance, backup, HIPAA

The A-Z of Cloud Compliance: Privacy Shield. EU GDPR. HIPAA. ISO 27001 & SOC2 [WEBINAR]

Rachel Roach

It’s a new year with new business continuity objectives, new industry standards, new audit regulations, and… you catch my drift.

If you’re managing IT for your business, you know the incredible juggling act that is keeping your systems up to par. There are numerous standards you could be held to, like HIPAA, PCI, GDPR or Privacy Shield to name a few, and the specifics of some regulations change frequently. Luckily for you, we’ve got an in-house compliance expert who lives and breaths this stuff. Enter: Frank Krieger. 

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Topics: Compliance, HIPAA

Delightful People, Boring Topic: Compliance in the Cloud

Lilac Schoenbeck

These days, I’ve been spending a lot of time with our compliance officer, Frank Krieger. He’s a delightful fellow with extra personality, which makes him an odd candidate for the role of “guy who reads reams of boring requirements.”  One member of his team is a woman we affectionately call “Liz Lemon” who is equal parts spunk and attention to detail. They are an unlikely bunch in an compliance group. 

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Topics: hybrid cloud, Compliance, HIPAA

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

What’s a BAA – Business Associates Agreement?

Lilac Schoenbeck

A large number of companies in the United States are bound by the regulatory standard called HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).  This regulation impacts any organization that has contact with patient health information, including medical records and the like. Obviously, medical offices and hospitals are touched by this – but also health insurance companies, assisted living facilities, companies that do clinical trials, like pharmaceutical companies, are also impacted. 

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Topics: Compliance, HIPAA

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