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How to protect against the most pressing threat to healthcare clouds today

February 14, 2020 / Bill Siwicki

The most pressing threat against clouds in healthcare today is the insufficient protection of sensitive data both where physical and logical safeguards are implemented, especially when new cloud technology is introduced to existing systems. That is the conclusion of Howard Young, director, solutions architecture, at Zadara Storage, a hybrid cloud storage vendor that delivers enterprise storage as a fully managed service. Often, protective controls are overlooked or missed in megalithic hyperscale clouds simply due to the sheer nature of the platform, whereas smaller, agile cloud providers may provide a better fit in the healthcare industry,” he contended. “Since the cloud is a third-party environment, routine security checks – such as PEN testing – are necessary to ensure environment configurations remain consistent and intact.