Top Five Industries Impacted by Data Encryption Challenges in 2014

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Health care

Under the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans are now covered by insurance and have unlimited access to our health care system. However, with this drastic increase in private patient information comes the increased risk of a potential data breach that could impact far more patients than ever before. A recent three-year study found that the most frequently lost or stolen types of patient data are medical files and billing and insurance records, payment details, prescription details, scheduling information and monthly statements.

The use of data encryption in health care is the only way to ensure the security of personal health information (PHI) and to avoid having to report a data breach, if one occurs. Health care institutions need to ensure that not only do they have a data encryption solution in place, but also that it has been implemented correctly to remain in adherence to the strict health care regulations in place.

According to Big Data security experts Gazzang, 2014 will be the year of data security. Between the Edward Snowden NSA leak and the hundreds of other data breaches that occurred in 2013, companies and consumers alike are beginning to take responsibility for their data and implementing encryption policies and solutions to prevent these kinds of breaches from occurring.

Though this is a step in the right direction, some of the most destructive and dangerous industries for a data breach to occur in are the ones who are expected to face the most challenges with data encryption in 2014. Disk encryption provider WinMagic reveals the top five industries that will experience the most data encryption challenges in 2014 and why the most dangerous industries remain the most vulnerable.


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