MILWAUKEE, WI (April 20, 2016) – PKWARE, a global leader in encryption software, today announced that its CTO, Joe Sturonas, will discuss cybersecurity challenges and best practices for healthcare organizations on Thursday, April 21 at 2:15 p.m., at the HIMSS North Carolina Annual Spring Conference 2016. The conference is being held at the Hilton North Raleigh-Midtown in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Sturonas’s presentation, entitled “Data Under Attack: How healthcare organizations can protect PHI without compromising usability or patient care,” will cover topics including: how to identify and remediate specific gaps in security vs. usability tradeoffs in the health industry, how to protect PHI beyond minimum compliance requirements while ensuring adoption and usability across the enterprise, and how putting data at the center of your security strategy will provide the highest adoption and protection levels.

“With the increasing amount of cyber threats facing healthcare organizations today, it is essential that cybersecurity remains a top priority,” stated PKWARE’s Sturonas.

“Healthcare organizations face unique challenges in protecting their data wherever it’s shared or stored,” Sturonas said. “From mainframe to mobile, healthcare data moves rapidly. Oftentimes, the existing security measures at healthcare organizations just are not enough to protect this information. Now more than ever, the healthcare industry needs to secure sensitive information – without disrupting business process and patient care.”

Sturonas is a 25-year veteran of the commercial software industry and responsible for product development at PKWARE. He has worked with Fortune 500 organizations and government agencies on overcoming the biggest organizational challenge of our time, protecting sensitive data. Sturonas has helped find extensive solutions when it comes to encryption, compliance, data security and data center optimization.

Earlier this year PKWARE introduced an enterprise encryption and key management solution aimed at Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. PKWARE’s Smartcrypt ensures security threats are nullified by eliminating the value of stolen or leaked data from unauthorized users.

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For three decades, PKWARE has provided encryption and compression software to more than 30,000 enterprise customers, including 200 government entities. Inventor of the .ZIP file format, PKWARE's smart encryption security solutions armor the data itself and eliminate vulnerabilities wherever data is used, shared, and stored.

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