The following is a guest post by Lynda Martel is Executive Director of Government and Enterprise Business Relations at DriveSavers Data Recovery.
In today’s world, robust risk management is a must for healthcare organizations due to the combination of electronic medical records and the challenging environment of mounting digital attacks on vital corporate assets and the regulated data they are entrusted to protect. While most corporations have a multi-layered security practice, few healthcare organizations have the internal resources to recover lost data from a computer or storage system. The only way to retrieve critical information is to send the data to a secure third party data recovery vendor.
However, a surprising majority of third party vendors do not meet best practice standards for data security. If an organization does not perform its due diligence before endgaging the services of a data recovery vendor, it runs the risk of a major data breach, which could easily cost an organization or business tens of millions of dollars.
The good news is that changes to internal policies and procedures, combined with contractual changes [Read more…]