Why Healthcare Orgs Should Consider Zero Trust

Health Tech Magazine

Andrew Steger

Data breaches in healthcare are on the rise yet again.

After reaching what seemed to be the year’s monthly low in April, with just under 450,000 records exposed, the number of monthly compromised health records has reversed its course and grown steadily ever since. According to HIPAA Journal, over 2 million records were compromised in the month of August alone, bringing 2020’s yearly total to over 13 million.

As organizations continue in their shift to cloud-based and mobile-first business operating environments — a transition that has accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic — the traditional, perimeter-based security approach is becoming a less viable option for protection.

This raises the question...

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