Zettaset, a leading provider of software-defined encryption solutions, today announced it has joined the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) as a Corporate Member to offer data security expertise to the organization’s 80,000 individuals, 480 provider organizations, 470 non-profit partners and 650 health services organizations. As a member, Zettaset will bring unparalleled education on the benefits of data encryption to entire the HIMSS network and help educate members on the importance of proper data security as the last line of defense for healthcare organizations of all sizes.
Research shows that healthcare organizations continue to suffer the highest costs associated with data breaches – $6.45 million on average – more than any other cross-industry average. As health organizations struggle with protecting the personal information of patients, cybercriminals remain steadfast on identifying new attack vectors. And while many healthcare entities have reacted to this reality by investing in additional cybersecurity measures, most organizations still lack the proper technology that can adequately address protection needs.
“The healthcare industry will continue to increase their digital transformation investments with the goal of creating new and innovative ways to provide better and safer patient care. But as a result, these digital initiatives have expanded the threat surface,” said Tim Reilly, CEO of Zettaset. “Whether it’s protecting legacy infrastructure or deploring new DevOps initiatives, healthcare organizations have to take every precaution necessary when protecting patient data and encryption is essential. We’re excited to partner with HIMSS in this first step towards global health education on why data encryption should no longer be viewed as a “check-the-box” compliance step, but rather a mandatory investment towards safeguarding patients.”
Zettaset and HIMSS will be co-hosting a webinar, “Breach. Theft. Disaster: Protecting the Digital Transformation from Itself in Healthcare,” on Monday, July 27, 2020. The webinar will offer an in-depth look into encryption for healthcare entities and how it provides the last line of defense in protecting an organization’s data. Register online here.
To learn more about how Zettaset’s software-defined approach to encryption transforms data security for leading healthcare organizations, visit www.zettaset.com.
Zettaset is a software-defined encryption solution that can be transparently deployed across all physical and virtual enterprise environments. Unlike traditional solutions that are appliance-based, Zettaset is a cost-effective, software-only solution that is easy to deploy, does not impact performance, and scales with your business from on premise to the cloud. Learn more at zettaset.com.