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Hidden Security Dangers of G Suite and Google Drive

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

G Suite includes privacy and security protections aimed at securing data. Google signs a BAA with HIPAA covered entities. However, G Suite has hidden dangers that may lead to a violation of HIPAA rules.

Emails sent from Google Calendar are not encrypted

Calendar is a core service of G Suite and covered by Google’s BAA. The problem is, email encryption is not a standard feature of G Suite. That is, although Google supports encrypted messages within its servers, email sent to other systems are not encrypted.

Google does not even offer a native end-to-end email encryption solution; one has to purchase such services from a third party and integrate it with your Google account.

Is GSuite Secure

So, even though Calendar and other core services – including Gmail, Drive, Hangouts and Google Cloud Search – are covered by the company’s BAA, the emails that Gmail automatically schedules and sends via Calendar are not encrypted.

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Smart hosting for G Suite and Office 365 means easy HIPAA compliance

Monday, April 9th, 2018

Many organizations use Google G Suite or Microsoft Office 365 for their email services.  A large number of these have issues with outbound email deliverability or need outbound email encryption to achieve HIPAA compliance.    LuxSci has a very simple and cost-effective solution via its email smart hosting service.

SMart hosting Office365 GSuite

Neither Google nor Microsoft offer email encryption as part of their already expensive standard business service offerings, even if you have a HIPAA business associate agreement with them.  As a result, many folks rely on third parties, such as LuxSci, that specialize in HIPAA-compliant email to fill the gap and enable the sending of secure email messages (and secure text messages) to anyone.  For more information on each of these services, see:

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