What We’re Reading, Week of 5/31

Posted: June 4, 2010 in Highlights

PC World…
How to Set Up a Secure Web Tunnel
Steven Andrés provides helpful tips to readers on how to setup a secure connection, particularity useful for road warriors who often setup shop in Starbucks and use the café’s WiFi. Steven strongly recommends using a VPN before implementing these, as this is the easiest and most secure way to protect internal information.

American Medical News…
Health IT to-do list: Timetable for maintenance and security tasks
Pamela Lewis Dolan shares with us tasks that need to be done regularly to ensure smooth operations within the healthcare industry, particularity with new health information technology (e.g. HIPAA) entering the mix. She explains that these tasks generally are broken down as those needed for maintenance, those that help protect and secure patient data, and those that help the practice get the best return on investment, both from financial and quality standpoints. Adding to that idea, responsibility for these tasks varies, depending on the size, scope and structure of the practice. Check out her article for the common tasks.

The Register…
Everything should be encrypted, right?
Freeform Dynamics analyst, Jon Collins explores various security problems as it relates to encryption— confidentiality and data leakage, secure backups, individual privacy, data integrity, identity and access management—all of which can be solved by implementing encryption. If this is the case, why aren’t people doing it? If you have an opinion on data encryption, take Jon’s poll.

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