Can we use Big Data to stop healthcare hacks?

In this in-depth report on Big Data challenges and advantages, contributor John Mello examines how technology's tool set can stymie intruders in the healthcare industry, but can also be a curse for those who deploy it (registration required)

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Despite the aggressive efforts of government regulators, the health care industry's reputation for security hasn't been stellar. Multiple breaches are reported on a weekly basis and with health care exchanges popping up under the federal Affordable Care Act, the situation could get worse before it gets better.

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One way custodians of health care data might be able to better protect patient information is by integrating "big data" security solutions into their systems. That, however, can present health care organizations with even more security challenges.

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