FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In the past few months, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights have issued several warnings about new ransomware, email spoofing, and spear phishing tactics being used against U.S. businesses and healthcare organizations.
Although victims of ransomware are often reluctant to report incidents, in 2016 businesses reported 157 data breaches affecting more than half a million records to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, and healthcare organizations reported 279 data breaches affecting nearly four million records. The majority of incidents were the result of external hacking, including malware infections introduced to steal or compromise data. Malware is often launched into a network through a single end-user device, employing spear phishing or spoofed emails to trick the user into performing the desired action.
Recognizing these risks, JDL Technologies this year introduced an innovative service that ensures data security on all devices when accessed through a robust cloud platform. Security FastTrack, a commercial service, and HIPAA FastTrack, a healthcare compliance service, are based on the JDL cloud platform powered by Citrix, an industry leader in secure mobility and secure cloud services.
"FastTrack is designed to help employers protect the sensitive information they are entrusted with, but the real winners are the employees," said Jaime Rodriguez, technical services director for JDL Technologies. "With FastTrack we can deliver robust, reliable security that protects data on all devices and takes the risk out of user behavior without restricting how your employees work. It's a revolutionary approach to data security."
FastTrack won a 2016 Information Security award for Innovation in Compliance, due in part to the layers of security built into each component of the service. A few examples include Mimecast email security, enterprise-grade antivirus and intrusion prevention, WatchGuard firewall protection and other enterprise-grade infrastructure. Three plans ensure that FastTrack is accessible for small offices, mid-size businesses and large organizations.
About JDL Technologies
JDL Technologies is a credentialed Trustmark Managed Service Provider and one of the 2016 Elite 150 Managed Service Providers in North America as ranked by The Channel Company. JDL Technologies provides information technology solutions to business, healthcare, and education through its JDL TechWatch, JDL HealthTech, and JDL EduTech brands. Healthcare providers and other clients are supported through the company's award-winning, HIPAA-compliant Managed Service Operations Center. JDL Technologies is a Communications Systems, Inc. company (NASDAQ: JCS).
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