The notion of interactivity will be shown to be central to virtual settlements. Further, it will be shown that virtual settlements can be defined as a cyber place that is symbolically delineated by topic of interest and within which a significant proportion of interrelated interactive computer…… " Harman, Flite, and ond, 2012 the key to the preservation of confidentiality is "making sure that only authorized individuals have access to that information. The process of controlling access limiting who can see what begins with authorizing users. " Harman, Flite, and ond, 2012 Employers
are held accountable under the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules for their employee's actions. The federal agency that holds responsibility for the development of information security guidelines is the National
Institute of Standards and Technology NIST. NIST further defines information security as "the preservation of data confidentiality, integrity, availability" stated to be commonly referred to as "the CIA triad. " Harman, Flite, and ond, 2012III. Risk Reduction StrategiesStrategies for addressing barriers and overcoming these barriers are inclusive of keeping clear communication at all organizational levels throughout the process and acknowledging the impact of the organization's culture as well as capitalizing on all…… Security eportIn the present day, organizations are reliant on information in order to continue being relevant and not become obsolete. To be specific, organizations are reliant on the controls and systems that have been instituted in place, which provide the continuing privacy, veracity, and accessibility of their data and information Lomprey, 2008. There is an increase and rise in threats to information contained within organizations and information systems Lomprey, 2008. There is also a rise in the intricacy of such systems and information, which places emphasis on the importance for organizations to understand and gain an understanding of how to better safeguard their information as well as information systems.