Securing Protected Health Information

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) includes provisions to maintain the privacy of protected health information (PHI). The HIPAA rules apply to covered entities, which include medical providers, employer health plans and insurance companies that deal with patient data.

Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) expanded the HIPAA rules related to the use and disclosure of PHI, appropriate safeguards to protect PHI.

HIPAA requirements mean you have to deal with several challenges:

  • Targeted threats: Attacks specifically designed to compromise healthcare networks and steal protected health information (PHI)
  • Non-stop Operations: IT teams need to constantly keep networks updated, patched and configured correctly
  • Resources gap: Skilled security resources required to perform security testing,  risk assessments, and enforce security rules are difficult to find and retain

The Alert Logic approach to HIPAA and HIPAA-HITECH compliance helps you to:

  • Implement administrative and technical safeguards you need to be HIPAA and HIPAA-HITECH compliant
  • Detect and prevent network intrusions, identify vulnerabilities and misconfigurations that might expose personal health information due to insufficient data protection.
  • Find suspicious- or active-breach activity, with alerts within 15 minutes, from our security operations center

And, we provide 24x7 network security monitoring, expert analysis, and guidance on events and incidents, allowing scarce IT resources to stay focused on business-critical projects. Our security operations center will alert you about suspicious activity or active breaches that may impact data such as patient information, within 15-minutes.

HIPAA Compliance Cheat Sheet

Selecting technologies so your organization can apply security controls, testing policies, and procedures that help you comply with HIPAA regulations can be overwhelming. This cheat sheet will outline things you should consider, including:

  • Will your Network IDS work in both your on-premises data center and your cloud environments?
  • What website attack vectors is your WAF Security solution blocking?
  • Does your cybersecurity solution create reports to help you demonstrate your HIPAA compliance?


Priorities for HIPAA Compliance Preparedness

Get a view of the top things you should do and solution capabilities needed to overcome HIPAA compliance challenges.

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"…we can quickly look up the details of the threat or potential threat, it saves us a lot of time. Alert Logic gives you peace of mind."

Vineet Gulati, CEO of HealthExpense

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HIPAA Compliance Software

Where Alert Logic solutions help you with HIPAA Compliance

  • Implement continuous data protection across all environments with a fully managed, cloud-based security and compliance suite
  • Expert security services to help you assess, detect and block threats to applications and other workloads that could result in loss of electronic protected health information

Services Offerings for HIPAA Compliance

Alert Logic HIPAA & HITECH
Vulenerability Management

164.308 (a)(1) - Security Management Process

164.308 (a)(1)(i)(A) - Risk Analysis

164.308 (a)(1)(i)(B) - Risk Management

Integrated Network Intrusion Detection and Vulnerability Assessment

164.308 (a)(1)(ii)(A) - Risk Analysis

164.308 (a)(1)(ii)(B) - Risk Management

164.308 (a)(5)(ii)(B) - Protection from Malicious Software

164.308 (a)(6)(iii) - Response & Reporting

Log analysis and retention

164.308 (a)(1)(ii)(D) - Information System Activity Review

164.308 (a)(4)(i) - Information Access Management

164.308 (a)(6)(i) - Login Monitoring

164.308 (a)(6)(iii) - Response & Reporting

164.312 (a) - Access Control

164.312 (b) - Audit Controls

Web Application Firewall

164.308(a)(1) - Security Management Process

164.308 (a)(5)(ii)(B) - Protection from Malicious Software

164.308(a)(6)(i) - Security Incident Procedures

24x7 Security Operation Monitoring Service

164.308(a)(1) - Security Management Process

164.308(a)(6)(i) - Security Incident Procedures

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