Data at Rest
Situation: Patient records are stored on the hospital's servers.
With Encryption: All records are encrypted. A cyberattack breaches the server security, but the attackers cannot decipher the encrypted patient data. The confidentiality of patient information is maintained.
Outcome: Despite the breach, there's no compromise of patient data. The hospital maintains its reputation, avoids legal consequences, and complies with health privacy laws like HIPAA.
Data in Transit
Situation: Doctors provide remote consultations, accessing patient records online.
With Encryption: Data exchanged between the doctor’s and patient’s devices is encrypted. This protects the data from being intercepted during transmission.
Outcome: Patients' privacy is maintained during telemedicine sessions, ensuring trust and compliance with privacy regulations.