Insurance network security: Cloud computing applications


Until now, the insurance and health care industry has been hesitant in applying cloud computing technology due to network security issues. Specifically, the legal framework related to the insurance company's obligations and data security requirements under HIPAA regulations is unclear. In the past few years, this problem is gradually being removed as the cloud computing service providers are gradually approaching and supporting health organizations to exploit this technology.

From a network security perspective, cloud computing actually solves some information security issues compared to the data storage model directly on the enterprise system. This technology allows businesses to ensure hardware safety, access to state-of-the-art technology and security professionals at a reasonable cost. In addition, information risk is minimized thanks to a fully and consistently updated system. In addition, the cloud computing service model provides data recovery and crisis handling at a much lower cost than on-premises storage.

Determining the value of a network security project is the first challenge for businesses. The fact that these projects are not well received by businesses, including the leaders in the IT field. Experience of investing in a network technology system "promised more than done" in the past has caused businesses to reject new technology. Therefore, the deployment of network technology needs to touch all three pillars of People - Process - Technology in the operation of enterprises. Because cybersecurity will not be guaranteed without a process, and a perfect solution but no operator will fall into oblivion. Network security must be associated with both technology and business solutions. Moreover,

Finally, network security technology is a practical requirement that insurers need to meet, especially health insurance. Therefore, insurance companies need to optimize the current system, ensuring integrated applications can minimize risks by improving the security of the system as well as the level of technical department. .

As such, a device that can protect, detect and restore under the OSI Model (Open Systems Connection Reference Model) is believed to be an interesting initiative.

Experience in deploying network security for insurance companies

The design of network security infrastructure must be accompanied by knowledge of business activities, knowledge of risks and certain information technology level to ensure the operability and service time of the system. system. Thus, initially, enterprises need to identify key risks in the field of insurance so that they can be addressed directly.

As a next step, improve the system by integrating devices or deploying individual solutions. A device that can protect, detect and restore under the OSI Model (Open Systems Connection Model) would be an interesting initiative. Finally, a strategic vision that accompanies machine learning technology from internal and external warning tracking systems is extremely important. Discussing the API (Application Programming Interface) with vendors is completely pointless in the early stages of the project.

Cloud computing integration trend of insurance industry

In line with the general trend of technology is integration, optimization and cloud computing, in the near future, technology will better support the expansion and assurance of network security policies of insurance enterprises in cloud environment, especially CASB and IAM ports. This trend is inevitable because data storage methods at the enterprise are showing the dependence on suppliers and the necessity to use many IoT-connected devices. The ultimate goal of the business is to find the most effective and transparent way to maintain and implement the policy.

It can be seen that, firstly, data security in healthcare is different from other industries. In order to apply the practice of other fields to the health sector, it is first necessary to understand the impact of data security on the medical process and patient safety.

Secondly, cognitive education and skill training are extremely important and effective activities. Information leaks can stem from simple things like user credentials. However, instead of treating users as the cause of data insecurity, units can fully train them to be the first layer of protection for the system. The core of the problem is to build a corporate culture so that everyone is responsible for system security instead of leaving it to the IT department.

Third, the Director of Information Security (CIO) plays a very important role - the role of decision making. It is essential that an organization does not need to evaluate and overcome the consequences after having built a business relationship, after hiring a partner or after developing the system, but the value from building. Comprehensive, consistent data security system from the start.

Integrated cloud computing: effective solution - economical

The best way to minimize the cost of network security solutions is to integrate applications with each other and restrict human participation to the system. The necessary features include the ability to protect network resources, the ability to monitor and alert access, and the ability to restore the system to minimize downtime. Such a system can become complex, but businesses need to avoid increasing personnel when implementing an integrated solution because this could be a waste of effort to cut initial costs.

In addition, network security solutions can automate a number of tasks, and "learn" and provide appropriate behavior when data risk is detected. Big data technology and artificial intelligence (AI) have multiplied the system's resources and solved the previous manpower problem as the human resource needs constantly increased to operate, refine and mediate the solutions. new method.

Two sentences should be asked every day: "So what?" And "Is there anything else?". When performing periodic system assessments, it is indispensable to research the data provided from network security tools. Yes, the automated system produces lots of data reports. Does this data prove that the security of the system has been improved, or the risk of data insecurity has decreased? So what? Units need to be able to answer these questions whether it is in the area of ​​strategic analysis, operational analysis or tactical analysis. Next, the question "What else?" Indicates the value of the system and the potential prediction that can be exploited from network security tools.

Recently, many units have built effective Security Barrier campaigns from the Enhancing Control of the Network Security Center (CIS), thereby generalizing the network security tools system to identify the Security holes in the current system. In addition, a network security plan to fill these gaps by either maximizing the potential of existing systems, or integrating additional support tools is also implemented. The ultimate goal is to derive the most value from the network security solution and from the provider of this solution.

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