Encryption by Default and Circles of Trust:
Strategies to Secure Personal Information in High-Availability Environments
TORONTO, Dec. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - In the past, doctors, hospitals, and other medical professionals had to contend with stacks of paper-based medical records which are now increasingly moving onto removable portable storage devices. Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner, Dr. Ann Cavoukian, believes that now is the time to address potential security breaches and additional concerns about privacy by making strong encryption the default practice, ensuring data security in large complex institutions at the outset before any damaging and costly privacy breaches occur.
Commissioner Cavoukian is taking a proactive approach on this matter by launching a new joint Privacy by Design paper on December 14, 2012 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. The paper entitled, Encryption by Default and Circles of Trust: Strategies to Secure Personal Information in High-Availability Environments, addresses such key issues as:
- How privacy and security methods need to keep pace with changes in business processes, technologies, risks, and challenges.
- How we can address the growing challenge of lost or stolen portable end-point devices and storage media containing personal information while recognizing the need for reliability, and access in high availability environments.
- How large health care facilities are embracing the need to encrypt by default thus protecting sensitive information, while making it readily accessible for caregivers with in their "Circle of Trust".
The paper was co-authored with Sam Marafioti, V.P., CIO, and Jeff Curtis, CPO of Sunnybrook and Nandini Jolly, President and CEO of CryptoMill Technologies Ltd., all of whom will be speaking at the event and answering questions from the audience.
|Date & Time:
|Friday, December 14, 2012, 9:30 a.m.
| Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
E-Wing - Ground Floor
2075 Bayview Ave., Toronto, Ontario.
SOURCE: Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner/Ontario
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