The increasing number of data breaches from cyber criminals across various enterprises have brought in large scale loss of personal information besides financial losses and brand erosion. Even as technological growth helped governments across nations improve their communication and governance levels multi-fold, the cyber security breaches have pressurized them to work on security policy changes. As immediate steps to providing solutions to these issues, President Obama with strong backing of IT majors announced the data breach plan that would help standardize state policies.
President Obama called on lawmakers to ensure that the Personal Data Notification and Protection Act extends to educational institutions and successfully covers even student data as with customer information. However, even as the President with government heads were busy taking decisions and stern steps to control cyber security breaches and threats to credit cards and personal data, ISIL supporters were successful in hacking the US Central Command sites and Twitter Accounts.
As the Personal Data Notification and Protection Act considers data breaches a criminal offence and demands enterprises to inform any data breach within a 30 day period, it is seen that customers of small and medium sized enterprises operating in multiple states are not protected. If vandals supporting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) could easily deface four of the high security social media accounts of U.S. Central Command, then governments and IT majors need to consider this threat as a call to work their way through much more stringent measures that can ensure safety and privacy of every individual.
Global healthcare enterprises besides being HIPAA/HITECH compliant also need to take strong measures to protect their customer data and personal information from the hands of the cyber criminals. As an approach to help a large number of small to medium sized enterprises including the healthcare practitioners, Aegify provides cloud based Software-as-a-service solution that has built-in best practices, ready-to-use security and privacy policies that could quickly and easily be customized too to meet client specific requirement. The step-by-step process in Aegify ensures that clients meet their HIPAA/HITECH and data security requirements every year. This solution is widely by the healthcare professionals and their business associates, and can be scaled up and customized to meet the data security and compliance requirements of any size business.