Healthcare Information at Risk - Encryption is Not a Panacea
Source: Hewlett-Packard (HP)
Moving to electronic patient records will greatly contribute to improving the quality and reducing the cost of patient care. However the frequency of breaches has reached a level that threatens to impede or derail this migration. This document discusses encryption, presenting its key role as a safeguard of sensitive information, while also recognizing its vulnerabilities and the residual risk after encryption to healthcare organizations. Robust hardware enabled security such as that provided by Intel AES-NI and Intel SSDs helps reduce the risk of breaches without significantly impacting system performance.