The practice of encrypting data has been around for a long time. Only recently has this encryption technology been used against us for nefarious purposes like holding your network or computer for ransom. I.E. the hugely prolific Ransomware attacks we saw in 2016 and 2017. At PTS, we use the powers of data encryption for good.
Encryption is such a powerful tool to protect your data that according to HIPAA breach reporting requirements, a lost or stolen device containing patient data does NOT have to be reported as long as that device was encrypted and it can be proven! The second part of that statement means encryption needs to be managed and monitored for reporting purposes.
Encrypting devices containing patient information is not only is an absolute must for compliance requirements such as HIPAA in the medical industry but also for protection against loss or theft of critical data in ANY corporate sector.
Unfortunately, loss and theft happens all the time. However, with PTS data encryption services, you no longer need to worry about your sensitive or critical data falling into the WRONG HANDS, be that a thief industry competitor or unauthorized employee.
Our encryption services render lost or stolen data completely unusable. So, even though you may be out a laptop or mobile device, you can rest easy that your private information remains unusable.
In an excerpt from the article Why We Encrypt, Bruce Schneier, Chief Technology Officer of IBM’s Resilient, wrote:
“Encryption protects our data. It protects our data when it’s sitting on our computers and in data centers, and it protects it when it’s being transmitted around the Internet. It protects our conversations, whether video, voice, or text. It protects our privacy. It protects our anonymity. And sometimes, it protects our lives.”