Rather than be caught off-guard and left to play catch-up, security and IT professionals should begin planning now for the many new and updated regulations, standards and proposed pieces of legislation that will be sweeping over the financial services industry and other sectors in the near future.
Access to clinical applications and medical information in a digital healthcare environment is vital. Yet, careful consideration must be made to ensure data and systems are protected against unintended or malicious activities. Securing infrastructure and applications is essential and security professionals must not forget about the devices that facilitate, segregate and protect the network.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) effective date is just about a year out, but already we can see the work companies are doing to achieve compliance having a significant impact on the privacy landscape here in the United States.
Moving information from enterprise data centers or in-network servers to a cloud environment is often chosen as a means to offload IT maintenance costs, provide a higher degree of physical safeguards and facilitate easier scaling to accommodate business growth.