Government IT Security Outsourced IT

HIPAA Administrative Safeguards

What are HIPAA Administrative Safeguards? The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA, PL104-191) was enacted to protect the privacy and availability of health insurance coverage and medical information. The law’s primary goals include protecting health insurance coverage for workers and their families in the event that the insured employee changes or loses […]

IT Security Outsourced IT

Data Historians

What are Data Historians? A data historian is a type of time-series database designed to efficiently collect and store process data from a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) or automation system. SCADA is a computer-based system for gathering and analyzing real-time data to monitor and control equipment that deals with critical and time-sensitive materials […]

Application Security

Data Silos

What are Data Silos? A data silo is a repository of information in a department or application that is inaccessible or not fully accessible by other departments or applications in an information system. An example of siloed data is an information system that has finance, administration, HR, and marketing departments storing their data in different […]