Security Is Only as Strong as Its Weakest Link

By Peter Marsh, Senior Manager of Corporate IT and Security Services

Hostway provides great security for your off-premises computing and, for companies that require HIPAA compliance, we are an accredited service provider for handling electronic protected health information (ePHI).

Additionally, we will provide the assurance of a signed business associate agreement (BAA) validating our promise to appropriately safeguard ePHI.

Having said that, David Linthicum makes many good points in this InfoWorld article, starting with: “Security needs to be applied equally throughout all on-premises and cloud-based systems to become effective. Having secure clouds is not enough.”

He writes (and we agree), “Security needs to be overreaching and systemic to all platforms, both cloud and non-cloud.” Remember, as Linthicum says in his article, “You’re only as secure as your most poorly secured system. Otherwise, it’s like locking your front door but leaving the back door wide open.”

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