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Can Health Care Data Be Secure in the Cloud? (Infographic)

In the race to adopt the cloud, it's time to stop and think about security

Health care organizations are moving infrastructure and data to the cloud at a fairly rapid pace. A recent study suggests the cloud computing market in health care is expected to reach $5.4 billion by 2017. Enticing as the cloud is, when dealing with highly sensitive and regulated information, it's important to proceed with caution.

The good news for pharma companies, biotech firms and research hospitals - organizations most likely to move heavy big data payloads to the cloud- is that there are some security best practices that can protect data at rest in the cloud.

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David Tishgart is a Director of Product Marketing at Cloudera, focused on the company's cloud products, strategy, and partnerships. Prior to joining Cloudera, he ran business development and marketing at Gazzang, an enterprise security software company that was eventually acquired by Cloudera. He brings nearly two decades of experience in enterprise software, hardware, and services marketing to Cloudera. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.

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