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Simple Tips to Secure Patient Information – Backups

Tip #3 – Encrypt all backup tapes

If you are still using tapes to backup your data then ensure that they are encrypted. Backup tapes hold all your data. If a backup tape is lost or stolen you could have a very large data breach. Don’t assume your IT people are using encryption on your backup tapes. Have a conversation with your IT people and confirm that they are encrypting your tapes. Most backup software supports data encryption but it must be enabled first.

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