Electronic Security & Privacy: What Is “the Cloud” and Is It Safe?

DMEC Staff@Work

cloud-securityBy David Glickman


Employers and vendors are highly concerned about the security of private employee data. Our ever-evolving information technology (IT) world adds new questions such as, does the shift to “cloud-based” software increase our risk of violating the Affordable Care Act or other laws if this data is breached?

Chances are you have already used cloud-based software such as Gmail, Dropbox, LinkedIn, and Google Drive. Cloud-based software simply delivers computing services — such as applications, storage, and servers — over the Internet rather than running them locally or from your corporate data center.

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