Denver Blockchain Week and Global Blockchain Summit Recap

Gene Geiger, Chief Technology Officer at A-LIGN, recently presented on blockchain security at Global Blockchain Summit following a blockchain networking event hosted by A-LIGN in conjunction with Denver Blockchain Week Sept. 30 through Oct. 4 in Denver, CO. Continue reading “Denver Blockchain Week and Global Blockchain Summit Recap”

A-LIGN Ranks #10 in Consulting Magazine’s Fastest Growing Firms

A-LIGN Recognized by Consulting Magazine with 308 Percent Growth

TAMPA, Fla. – October 25, 2019 – A-LIGN, a leading provider of cybersecurity and privacy compliance solutions, announced it placed #10 in Consulting Magazine’s 2019 Fastest Growing Firms. Continue reading “A-LIGN Ranks #10 in Consulting Magazine’s Fastest Growing Firms”

A-LIGN Celebrates Denver Blockchain Week

A-LIGN Hosting Blockchain Event, Gene Geiger Speaking at Global Blockchain Summit

DENVER, Colo. – September 19, 2019 – A-LIGN, a global provider in cybersecurity and privacy solutions, announced the company will host a blockchain networking event at its Denver office Oct. 2 in conjunction with Denver Blockchain Week. Continue reading “A-LIGN Celebrates Denver Blockchain Week”

Blockchain: Increasing Security In Telehealth (Electronic Health Reporter)

While telehealth allows doctors and patients to speak using virtual connections in place of face-to-face visits, the use of the technology raises concerns over data collection. Blaise Wabo, Associate Director at A-LIGN, says blockchain combined with a robust security plan can help healthcare providers mitigate risks in Electronic Health Reporter. Continue reading “Blockchain: Increasing Security In Telehealth (Electronic Health Reporter)”

Security Considerations for Using Blockchain Technology in Healthcare

Businesses continue to innovate and adopt new technologies with the goal of making operational processes more efficient. Recently, the newest technology trend, blockchain, has gained much attention from companies, technology innovators, and regulators. Although the technology itself is not new, it’s adoption into the commercial world is. Continue reading “Security Considerations for Using Blockchain Technology in Healthcare”

Blockchain: Not Just for Bitcoin

Following the 2017 AICPA Engage Conference in Las Vegas, one topic has been the center of discussion: Blockchain. Previously associated with online currencies such as bitcoins, blockchain has now grown to acquire investments in the billions. According to Google Trends, ‘blockchain’ has reached its peak search interest this past month since its first recorded interest in 2012, thus illustrating its popularity and emergence into commercial use. With cybercrime still rising, many industry leaders believe blockchain could be the future of new security tactics through decentralized cryptography. However, many still do not understand blockchain and its full functionality.

What is Blockchain?

Blockchain is an alternative technology used to manage, exchange, and store data. Due to its decentralized, distributed ledger infrastructure, blockchain’s transactional activities are transparent and unmodified, making them exceptionally secure. As a product of research and breakthroughs in cryptography and security, this new technology allows organizations to move assets quicker and safer.

Using blockchain enhances security by improving reporting through:

  • Identity protection
  • Data integrity
  • Infrastructure defense

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The New Method for Security

While blockchain currently exists in financial contexts, many industries including healthcare, manufacturing, and even the government can reap the security benefits. There are different types of blockchain, including public, consortium, and private. Blockchain can provide greater control variables, allowing organizations to have greater visibility over their ledger, transactions, and data. This is beneficial for organizations wishing to cut costs by removing third-party vendors that verify transactions. Thus, blockchain can mitigate fraud and cybercrime risks by eliminating the potential security and privacy trade-offs.

As stated by IBM, major benefits of blockchain are:

  • Irreversible nature
  • Transparency
  • Low per-transaction cost
  • Broad availability and global reach

The Future is Now

The continuous shift toward this cryptography solution is inevitable, and commercial blockchain is quickly entering beta stages. Organizations such as Microsoft and Dell are investing in blockchain research as a replacement for auditing needs. As this trend develops, organizations will learn more information about the exact capabilities and limitations of blockchain.

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Although blockchain is resilient and may seem impossible to penetrate, it’s important to acknowledge that blockchain is still an emerging technology, meaning that there is still a possibility for unknown security risks and challenges to overcome.

To learn more about blockchain or the security solutions A-LIGN offers, contact us at info@a-lign.com or at 888-702-5446.