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Is There a Difference Between Data in Transit and Data in Motion?

Frequently customers have questions about when to encrypt data and in particular the difference between encrypting data in transit and in motion. It is a tough topic for security and IT because there is not a clear definition of data in motion. In fact, if you look up the definition on Google, you will find that in transit and in  motion are about the same. This blog post is designed to be an i...
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You can’t make up stupid – Challenges of Operational Implementation of HIPAA

Earlier today I had to go into the local hospital to make a payment on a family account. I presented the receptionist the check and account number, and she started the apparently tedious effort of applying the funds to the account. She then printed out a couple of sheets of paper that included an itemized list of medical services on two accounts that belonged to my wife. She then turned to me and ...
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Does HIPAA Require Encryption?

One of the most common questions I have fielded in the past two years is, does HIPAA require encryption? The good news is that the answer is simple, yes, encryption is an addressable item under HIPAA. However, that is not the end of the story nor are the answer(s) to surrounding questions as simple as the yes or no. Let’s explore what we have to consider. Data Primer: Before you can even ask...
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