We’re only four months into 2017 and have already seen
410 data breaches with over 6.8 million records exposed. The unfortunate reality is cybercriminals are ruthless and go after data regardless of ethical concerns, and charities are no exception, according
to an information security expert who spoke at a conference in England last month.
The Arc of North Carolina — an organization that provides advocacy and services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities — didn’t want to leave anything to chance and looked to Zix Email Encryption to protect the privacy of the people and families it serves.
Since meeting regulatory HIPAA obligations was a priority, The Arc of North Carolina knew it could rely on Zix’s solutions — especially given its reputation as the chosen email encryption provider to more than 1,200 U.S. hospitals
According to Linda H. Guzman, assistant director of Operations for The Arc of North Carolina, “As a covered entity under HIPAA, it’s our responsibility to secure health information, and we recognize that the protection of email is a top priority. More importantly, we are fully committed to doing all we can for the people and families we support. This includes making sure their information and privacy are protected.”
The Arc of North Carolina regularly communicates with mental health providers, social welfare organizations, insurance companies, and state and local government agencies, and it now uses Zix Email Encryption to securely and transparently send thousands of messages with these organizations.
At Zix, our main goal is making email encryption effortless, and for The Arc of North Carolina, we were able to do just that. As our CEO, Dave Wagner, summed up perfectly, “We’re proud to earn its trust, facilitate secure and easy communication and help The Arc of North Carolina focus on its commitment to the community.”
Here’s more on The Arc of North Carolina:
- Founded in 1953
- State chapter of The Arc of the United States, which has nearly 700 state and local chapters nationwide
- More than 20 chapters of The Arc are across the state of North Carolina