While this pandemic has moved healthcare to the cloud, there has been a learning curve for organizations that have recently migrated. One of the most common misconceptions among healthcare IT teams is that the cloud service provider is solely responsible for perimeter security. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The Washington Post reports that “easy remote access has helped transform companies’ computer systems from electronic fortresses to entities more like coffee shops with people and services streaming to and fro.”
Some big names have made this costly mistake. Capital One, a major advocate for the cloud, looked to their provider AWS for security. However, in 2019 they unknowingly became victim to one of the largest databreaches ever, resulting in 140,000 stolen social security numbers and 80,000 bank accounts after their own firewall had been breached.