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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee Auto-Encrypts Patient Data

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Executive Summary

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee (BCBST) serves more than two mil-lion people across Tennessee with health plan coverage and insurance products, and has more than five million customers nationwide. To ensure compliance with HIPAA, BCBST needed to protect patient data against unauthorized access - even where disks, laptops and USB keys are taken off site. To extend data protection across all devices and to keep the administrative burden to a minimum, BCBST deployed IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager Software to manage all encryption keys. BCBST has transformed its enterprise data encryption standards, and is in the process of completing operating system encryption for more than1,000 servers, in addition to enforcing encryption on countless removable media devices and remote systems, such as USB sticks, CD/DVD drives, Blackberrys and iPads.

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