[thelist] Security - Shared Hosting & Medical Records

Hassan Schroeder hassan at webtuitive.com
Sat Aug 9 13:50:39 CDT 2003

Bill Haenel wrote:

> A few Q's to all who may know the answers:

> 2. Is it safe to store sensitive medical and/or financial data in a site
> on a shared server?

Not remotely.

> 3. Should I be considering a dedicated server for sensitive data, or is
> shared space just fine if it is treated properly?

As Francis points out, even co-lo is iffy. If this is for the US
and it does involve medical data, google on `HIPAA` to begin your
plunge into the morass of federal entanglement :-)

Good luck!
Hassan Schroeder ----------------------------- hassan at webtuitive.com
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