Corporate Compliance

Protect data, even data at rest

Strategies for Health Care Compliance, February 1, 2008

State laws requiring notification of a security breach to patients whose protected health information (PHI) has been compromised has prompted healthcare providers to encrypt even data at rest on portable devices. Data at rest are any stored data, usually held on a server, hard drive, or portable device. Portable devices include laptops, PDAs, smartphones, USB flash drives, CDs, DVDs, and floppy disks.

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