Last year data breaches rose a staggering 40%, with 37 million records exposed, affecting every market sector including the government, financial services, education, health, and businesses the world over. Arguably the biggest cybersecurity threat in 2017 is ransomware. There were a massive 638 million ransomware attacks in 2016, representing an increase of 167x over the previous year and showing no signs of slowing in 2017. It is clear to any tech leader that precautions are necessary.
HIPAA compliance is vital in the Healthcare Industry. Beyond the hefty cost of a HIPAA violation, the irreversible damage to an organization’s reputation can be even more devastating. An escalating number of healthcare providers are turning to a Cloud Hosting Provider to take on the accountability of their compliance.
7 Requirements to look for in a HIPAA Compliant Hosting Partner
As 2016 rapidly comes to an end, now is the ideal time to determine what role IT will have for your business in the next year. Whether you’ve exceeded revenue goals for 2016, or are eager to put this year behind you, one thing is certain: 2017 is almost here and changes are happening. Your budget may already be in the works for next year but we urge you to take another look in preparation for 2017. As industries evolve, technology continues to advance.
Here are four items your business can’t afford to miss in the 2017 IT budget: