AUSTIN, TX – OnRamp, an industry leading high security hosting provider for HIPAA compliance, announced today that OnRamp Founder, Chad Kissinger and Security Engineer, Jeremiah Martin, CISSP, PMP, will host an informational webinar on Thursday, June 4th at 1 pm CT. Kissinger and Martin will provide their perspectives on the topic of “HIPAA and Encryption,” citing the best practices for going beyond the stringent guidelines set forth in HIPAA’s privacy and security rules.
Since starting OnRamp in 1994 as one of Texas’ first ISPs, Kissinger has led the growth and development of the company into a high security and hybrid hosting provider serving businesses in the healthcare, financial services and other industries in meeting their IT and compliance needs. Kissinger will be joined by Martin, a Senior Information Technology professional with extensive consulting experience in IT security, audit, compliance and project management including work within the HIPAA, PCI, SOX and NIST frameworks. Together the two hold over 40 years of experience in the IT industry and are considered experts in the realm of information technology and regulatory compliance.
“The data security dynamic has shifted in the healthcare industry,” stated Kissinger. “In the past lost or stolen computing devices was the top contributing factor for healthcare data breaches. But earlier this month it was reported that criminal attacks have now risen as the primary cause for such incidents. This trend is evident of the increasing sophistication of hackers and the value they have placed on healthcare related data. For healthcare businesses this puts a far greater emphasis on encryption, because if not utilized properly, their data and HIPAA compliance could be at risk.” Martin went on to add, “While HIPAA defines the guidelines and the necessity for encryption, businesses are now seeing the need to go beyond these basic requirements to secure their data in new ways, in an effort to combat new threats.”
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