Why Encryption is Essential in Healthcare Cybersecurity Strategies

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Marty Puranik, President and CEO, Atlantic.Net

Throw on any spy movie from years ago and you are guaranteed to get a scene where a code is being written or cracked in some clever manner. While ciphers, lemon juice as invisible ink, and number coding are fun, these methods are easily revealed and used more for entertainment purposes than real security.

So, when an organization needs a reliable, secure communication method, what options are available? Encryption is a great answer, but the specifics of that term can be a bit fuzzy. For organizations that have a legal obligation to protect their data from unscrupulous individuals, like those operating in the healthcare industry, it is essential to get their encryption strategy right.

What is Encryption?

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