Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) December 10, 2013
AlertBoot, a leading provider of mobile device management and full disk encryption managed services, is beginning to see increased demand for laptop encryption and smartphone protection from the legal sector, especially by companies and partnerships that serve HIPAA covered entities.
Under HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, business associates (BA) to covered entities also fall under the care of the federal law. Lawyers have not failed to note the increased risk they face under the HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule, including the sharing of burden if a BA were to trigger a HIPAA data breach.
"In our experience, lawyers have been less than enthusiastic about disk encryption technologies," noted Tim Maliyil, founder and CEO of AlertBoot. "A lot of the backlash comes from past experiences when computer encryption technologies were cumbersome, slowing down a device to the point where it appeared to have frozen. Technology, however, progresses. Today, people working in the legal sector will find disk encryption to be a transparent, non-intrusive data protection tool that is not only convenient but necessary."
An internal AlertBoot survey shows that it's not just the technological improvements that have professionals in legal circles evaluating encryption, however. Among other reasons are:
Many firms have attempted to deploy full disk encryption as an in-house solution. However, once they look into their own encryption needs as well as HIPAA security and other legal requirements, it quickly becomes apparent that there is more to consider:
AlertBoot clients especially appreciate the last point. As any lawyer knows, it's not just a matter of what happened but what you can prove. Under HIPAA, not only are BAs encouraged to use encryption technologies to protect PHI data, but in order to obtain Safe Harbor from the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule, proof of encryption must also be presented.
The easiest way to minimize most risks, and to do so while eliminating any trace of doubt, is to use an encryption service that also provides a third party's unbiased, unalterable report.
AlertBoot Data Security offers a cloud-based data and mobile device security service for companies of any size who want a scalable and easy-to-deploy solution. Centrally managed through a secure web based console, AlertBoot offers mobile device management, mobile antivirus, remote wipe and lock, device auditing, USB drive and hard disk encryption managed services.
Headquartered in Las Vegas, AlertBoot is trusted by thousands of companies worldwide as part of their bring your own device (BYOD) and mobile information management (MIM) strategy.
For more information on AlertBoot Mobile Security solutions, please visit http://www.alertboot.com/.
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