Healthcare organizations and the cloud: Benefits, risks, and security best practices

Healthcare organizations are moving their business-critical applications and workloads to the cloud, and while there are many benefits (lower costs, added flexibility and greater scalability), there are also inherent risks that cannot be overlooked.

Ensuring organizations’ sensitive data is being monitored and protected (24/7) is key and having analysts who clearly understand security in the cloud is critical. Hiring and staffing these roles can be quite difficult because of the skillset required. Outsourcing cybersecurity to a managed security service provider (MSSP) is one viable solution for healthcare organizations that are in the process of migrating to the cloud and are concerned with protecting patient information, sensitive data, and applications.

Read more about the benefits, risks, and security best practices for healthcare organizations planning to migrate to the cloud on Help Net Security.

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