Podcast: Healthcare Providers are scrambling to become PCI compliant

PCI compliance has been a focus for retail companies for years, but it is only recently that healthcare providers are diving into the PCI pool. Healthcare providers, like hospitals, doctor’s offices, clinics, etc., are just starting to appreciate the sometimes massive amount of credit card data that is being transmitted and stored on their networks and hosts. Traditionally, PCI compliance and credit card data protection just wasn’t a key focus area for healthcare providers. HIPAA has always gotten the attention. For years the external and internal security auditors for many healthcare providers have at best been glossing over PCI compliance during their audits. More often than not the auditors were reaching the conclusion that PCI didn’t apply to the organization. Those days seem to be over; PCI compliance is now taking center stage in healthcare. To get a insiders view on this I caught up with my good friend Eddie Mize, CSO of a large Denver metro healthcare provider. In the podcast interview, Eddie offers his insider insight into PCI in healthcare. He discusses the unique healthcare specific aspects of becoming PCI compliant and throws in plenty of best practices and tips along the way. Eddie offers several golden nuggets of information that I am sure other healthcare folks will appreciate. Listen to my Podcast here: http://www.networkworld.com/podcasts/cisconews/2008/110508cisconews.html

The opinions and information presented here are my personal views and not those of my employer.

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