Hardware Security

Self Encrypting Drives

adding-a-hard-drive-1Server hardware advice from Lorne Lavine:

Configure your dental office server with Self-Encrypting Drives (SEDs). One of the best defenses you can have against the Breach Notification Rules in the new HIPAA and HITECH regulations is to encrypt your data. Many software encryption programs exist, such as BitLocker and Truecrypt, however having the encryption built into the drives is a great first step. Some people are concerned about the speed of the server drives, but it is rarely a problem in actual use. The main purpose of a server is to “serve” files out to the other computers on the network. Most dental files are relatively small, the speed of the drive won’t really affect things very much.

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