CUPERTINO, Calif. — Jan. 22, 2014 —Skyhigh Networks, the Cloud Visibility and Enablement Company, today announced that it will be hosting a webinar with Ponemon Institute entitled, “The Insider Threat of Bring Your Own Cloud (BYOC)” on Thursday, January 30 at 10:00 am PT/1:00 pm ET.
Ponemon Institute will present the results of “The Insider Threat of Bring Your Own Cloud (BYOC)” study. The purpose of this research was to better understand how the security processes of companies are affected when employees are allowed to use public or private third-party cloud services to perform certain job roles.
During this webinar, attendees will learn about:
• New risks plaguing today’s BYOC enterprise
• Key assessment criteria for new and popular cloud services
• Ways to manage data security, compliance and legal risks of cloud usage
Rajiv Gupta, CEO of Skyhigh Networks, will join Dr. Ponemon to share key findings from Skyhigh’s 2014 Cloud Adoption & Risk Report and help attendees understand which types of services present the greatest risk to their organizations.
For more information on the webinar or to register to attend, please click here.
About Ponemon Institute
Ponemon Institute is dedicated to independent research and education that advances responsible information and privacy management practices within business and government. Our mission is to conduct high quality, empirical studies on critical issues affecting the management and security of sensitive information about people and organizations.
As a member of the Council of American Survey Research Organizations (CASRO),we uphold strict data confidentiality, privacy and ethical research standards. We do not collect any personally identifiable information from individuals (or company identifiable information in our business research). Furthermore, we have strict quality standards to ensure that subjects are not asked extraneous, irrelevant or improper questions.
About Skyhigh Networks
Skyhigh Networks, the Cloud Visibility and Enablement Company, allows companies to embrace cloud services with appropriate levels of security, compliance, and governance while lowering overall risk and cost. With customers in financial services, professional services, healthcare, high technology, media and entertainment, manufacturing, and legal verticals, the company was a finalist for the RSA Conference Most Innovative Company award and was recently named a “Cool Vendor” by Gartner, Inc. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Skyhigh Networks is led by an experienced team and is venture-backed by Greylock Partners and Sequoia Capital. For more information, visit us at http://www.skyhighnetworks.com or follow us on Twitter @skyhighnetworks.
Could BYOD increase the risks of a healthcare data breach and medical identity theft? The third annual study on Patient Privacy and Data Security reveals the explosion of mobile devices used in healthcare organizations. Most organizations in our study say they permit their employees to bring personally owned devices such as smart phones and tablets and connect to their networks or enterprise systems. While productivity may increase, so does the risk that patient data may end up in the wrong hands. In fact when asked, these organizations admit they are not confident they can make sure these devices are secure. What should hospitals do today? Conduct a privacy risk assessment to identify organizational gaps and create a comprehensive mobile device policy (including detailed guidelines) for all employees and contractors. The policy should address the risks and the security procedures that should be followed. They should also reinforce their mobile device policy with employee education on the importance of safeguarding their mobile devices and how to avoid risky behaviors. For a copy of the study, please click here: http://www2.idexpertscorp.com/ponemon2012/
(click to download study) Healthcare organizations seem to face an uphill battle in their efforts to stop and reduce the loss or theft of protected health information (PHI) or patient information. As is revealed in the Third Annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy and Data Security sponsored by ID Experts, many healthcare organizations struggle with a lack of technologies, resources and trained personnel to deal with privacy and data security risks.
(Click to download study) We are pleased to present the findings of the Third Annual Survey on Medical Identity Theft conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Experian’s ProtectMyID® . This annual study on medical identity theft is designed to determine how pervasive this crime is in the United States and how it has affected consumers.
We are pleased to announce the release of our 2013 Survey on Medical Identity Theft. This is the fourth year of the study and as in previous years we find that medical identity theft continues to be a costly and potentially life-threatening crime. However, unlike other forms of identity theft, the thief is most likely to be someone the victim knows very well. In this study of more than 700 victims of this fraud, most cases of identity theft result not from a data breach but from the sharing of personal identification credentials with family and friends. Or, family members take the victim’s credentials without permission.
We believe that individuals, healthcare organizations and government working together can reduce the risk of medical identity theft. First, individuals need to be aware of the negative consequences of sharing their credentials despite possible good intentions. They should also take the time to read their medical records and explanation of benefits statements to ensure that their information is correct. Second, healthcare organizations and government should improve their authentication procedures to prevent imposters from obtaining medical services and products.
Sponsored by the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance (MIFA), with support from ID Experts, the report can be found at http://medidfraud.org/2013-survey-on-medical-identity-theft.