Sophos Joins Legal, Technology, and Process Experts Panel to Discuss Healthcare and Massachusetts Data Protection Laws

Sophos Press Release

Hands-On Workshop Aims to Help Healthcare Providers Better Understand State Mandates to Achieve Compliance

BOSTON - July 13, 2010 - IT security and data protection firm Sophos today announced that it will join legal firm Mintz Levin, certified public accountant firm Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico (MFA), Cornerstone Family Practice, and analyst firm SixWeight in a panel discussion on Healthcare and Massachusetts Data Protection Laws on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 9:00am - 11:00am at Mintz Levin's office in Boston, MA.

Healthcare organizations are facing increased pressure to comply with healthcare mandates. With the recent requirements for healthcare organizations located in the state of Massachusetts or those who do business with Massachusetts residents, conducting business has grown even more challenging.

The effects of a data breach in the healthcare industry are far reaching as patients and clients lose more than personal healthcare information (PHI) - their sensitive and private medical information also becomes fodder for identity theft, medical billing fraud and other criminal schemes. The results can be financially debilitating and can negatively impact an organization's credibility.

To help healthcare organizations gain better insight into the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), and MA 201 CMR 17 compliance and the steps involved to achieve compliancy, Sophos has assembled a panel of legal, technology, and process experts.

Attendees will learn what types of information must be protected and how encryption plays a vital role in safeguarding sensitive information. Panelists will also discuss the responsibilities of healthcare organizations and their business partners' when it comes to protecting patient information and the ramifications if they fail to safeguard this data.

Sophos offers simplified encryption and data leakage solutions at the endpoint and email gateway and a more advanced, multi-layered endpoint data security encryption and data leakage prevention (DLP) solution that secure desktops, laptops, removable media and other portable devices.

More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos’ complete security solutions as the best protection against complex threats and data loss. Simple to deploy, manage, and use, Sophos’ award-winning encryption, endpoint security, web, email, mobile and network security solutions are backed by SophosLabs - a global network of threat intelligence centers. Sophos is headquartered in Oxford, U.K., and is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol “SOPH.” More information is available at