The Healthcare industry is facing more challenges today than ever regarding data security as a result of increased Healthcare compliance initiatives. The most vulnerable area for data security is in non-production environments. How can Healthcare IT organizations ensure secure data, while providing non-production environments that meet testing and development needs?
I recently wrote a guest blog for SearchHealthIT. It reviews some of the technologies available to address these challenges, the most effective being Data Masking. Data Masking is a method of replacing sensitive data in test and development environments with contextually accurate benign data that meets the requirements of both test and development teams.
Check out Why Making Data “Worthless” Is Useful: Best practices for ensuring the privacy and security of health care data and let me know your thoughts.