AWS vs Azure

Microsoft Azure vs. AWS, Infrastructure and Managed Services

The future of information technology is the cloud. Amazon and Microsoft are two companies that provide cloud services. A cloud service provider (CSP) is a company that offers cloud managed services to businesses and/or individuals. While Azure is eight years behind Amazon Web Services (AWS), it is of Microsoft – “arguably the most mature technology…

FedRAMP for Commercial

Federal Level Compliance Available to Commercial Industries

Many organizations have adopted the cloud to improve their customer’s experience, their mobility and flexibility. These benefits come with the added appeal of cost savings. Running a local server requires ongoing maintenance and support costs. It is because of these and a list of other beneficial reasons that the Federal Government enacted a “cloud first”…

Email Scams in Healthcare

The top cause of HIPAA breaches in the healthcare industry is due to insider threats. Oftentimes, this is accidental. Employees may snoop on medical information, send PHI to the wrong recipient, or click on a phishing email, posing a real threat to their company. No matter the reason, insider incidents continue to be the top…

Project Hosts Makes Federal Cloud Adoption Easy

The cloud continues to be a valuable tool and a long-term investment across all industries. The Federal Government is no exception, as cloud adoption continues to increase across government agencies as well. A survey discovered that 1 in 5 federal government IT decision-makers is ready to provision cloud services and/or operate cloud environments. Within the…

DISA Grants Provisional Authorization to Project Hosts’ Federal Private Cloud

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has granted Project Hosts’ Federal Private Cloud with a provisional authorization at data impact level 5. Project Hosts becomes the fourth company and the first company with under 100,000 employees to gain a DISA IL5 PA. Other companies with this clearance level include DoD, Microsoft, and Oracle. Project Hosts…

Cyber Security Hindsight is Always 20/20

People say that hindsight is 20/20. You always know the right thing to do after something happens. Security professionals are no exception. They tend to react to security breaches by explaining what they would have done to keep themselves out of that situation. However, security breaches are not specific to any organization. They can happen…

Frequently Asked Questions About the Cloud

The cloud has become an incredible tool for many organizations, yet, the cloud can be tricky to understand. Project Hosts is answering frequently asked questions about the cloud.  “What is the cloud?” The cloud is a global network of servers that are hooked together and operate as a single ecosystem. Data is no longer accessed…

FedRAMP Made Easy

Government agencies looking to deploy in the cloud, or those looking to provide cloud services to government agencies, must be FedRAMP compliant. The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is a government-wide program. It provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. FedRAMP is mandatory at…

Possible Changes to HIPAA in 2019

Five years after the last major change, HIPAA could be receiving an update in 2019. Changes to HIPAA were proposed in 2018, but it will likely be closer to the middle of 2019 before these proposed updates will be signed into law. At the end of 2018, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) issued a…

Project Hosts Gains Valuable Insights After Attending HIMSS19

Over 42,000 Healthcare IT Professionals roamed the exhibition floor daily during the three day conference. Attendees, from over 90 countries, engaged in over 300 educational sessions. There were hundreds of thought-provoking conversations about healthcare IT. Hot topics of conversation included interoperability, consumer-based healthcare, innovation in healthcare, and the importance of cyber security. With cyber security…