Firewalls won't cut it: Protecting data through up-to-date cloud security

Healthcare IT News

Kat Jercich

The defense of healthcare information presents a number of unique challenges. Relying on compliance alone won't keep your organization's information safe.

Over the past decade, workloads and data have moved increasingly into the cloud. For the healthcare industry, that means personal health information is stored in multiple environments – and so security should be able to respond to threats across those environments too.

"As the IT estate continued to evolve, the traditional 'gate in castle' approach to security became less and less relevant," said Ryan Smith, VP of product at Armor Cloud Security, in a HIMSS20 Digital presentation.

"It was no longer sufficient enough to have a firewall on the outside perimeter," he said. "Instead, you had to begin focusing on...

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