New ISO standard for the healthcare industry

If HIPAA is not enough for you IT security guys in healthcare out there, now we’ve got a new one for you to comply with: ISO 27799:2008. HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) was designed to lay out a set of standards for securing private healthcare information, and governs how networking, data storage and email should be used when patient data is being transmitted, accessed or stored. By now, most everyone in the healthcare industry should be HIPAA-compliant, and the result has been positive–fewer breaches, more secure data, and–when you go to the doctor, an extra piece of paper to sign off on. Read the rest of this story>>

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