HIPAA Regulatory Compliance Services
Learn more about the regulation before it turns into a fine.
Who does HIPAA Apply To?
In addition to healthcare providers, health insurers, and healthcare clearinghouses, all businesses that handle PHI are required to comply with HIPAA, including:
- Laboratory and research facilities
- Law firms, accountants, and other professionals with clients in the healthcare industry
- Medical billing and coding services
- IT service providers, such as cloud hosting services and SaaS providers, that do business with clients in the healthcare industry
- Collection agencies that handle medical debt collection
What is HIPAA?
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) requires healthcare providers and their business associates to secure patients’ Protected Health Information (PHI) and ensure it does not fall into the wrong hands. The HITECH Act, which was signed into law in 2009, updated and expanded HIPAA for the digital age by outlining rules and penalties regarding breaches of PHI.
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Is HIPAA Compliance Giving You a Headache?
Because HIPAA regulations are so complex, compliance can be costly, time-consuming, uncertain, and stressful. Are any of the following scenarios playing out within your organization?
- We think we are compliant with HIPAA, but the requirements are so complicated, we are not sure. It is hard to figure out which rules apply to us, and how they affect our cybersecurity posture.
- HIPAA compliance takes up an awful lot of our time, but we cannot afford to outsource it.
- We are not sure we are doing all we can to prevent cybersecurity incidents.
- We are not sure what we would do if we had a HIPAA cybersecurity breach, a ransomware attack, or another cyber incident.
- We are a new company, and we need a HIPAA compliance program — stat.
- We are using a managed service provider, but we are not sure how secure we are.
Can you really afford a HIPAA violation?
If you are unclear regarding the integrity of your HIPAA compliance posture, consider what will happen if you have a PHI breach and are found to be in breach of HIPAA regulations. HIPAA violation penalties are heavy and are assessed depending on the organization’s level of negligence. Fines range from $100 to $50,000 per violation (or per record), with a maximum penalty of $1.5 million per year for violations of an identical provision. Common HIPAA violation examples include:
- Failure to perform an organization-wide risk analysis to identify risks to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of PHI
- Failure to enter into a HIPAA-compliant business associate agreement (BAA) with a vendor or client
- Delayed breach notification
- Failure to safeguard PHI
Double Extortion Doubles the Threat
Ransomware attacks on healthcare providers rose by 350% in Q4 2019, and attacks are becoming more sophisticated. One in every 10 ransomware attacks results in data theft, courtesy of a new and rapidly growing threat called double extortion. In a double extortion attack, cybercriminals both encrypt an organization’s systems and exfiltrate data, then threaten to sell or publicly release the data if the ransom is not paid.
Increase in Ransomware Attacks on Healthcare Providers in Q4 2019. Read More.
SECNAP Takes the Stress & Expense Out of HIPAA Compliance
SECNAP helps healthcare organizations and other companies that handle PHI comply with HIPAA so they can focus on their business instead of worrying about HIPAA compliance and potential violations.
Our HIPAA compliance and cybersecurity experts will help you prevent data breaches and ransomware attacks, as well as ensure your compliance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule, the HIPAA Security Rule, and other HIPAA cybersecurity requirements. By leveraging SECNAP’s expertise, your organization can leave HIPAA compliance and cybersecurity issues to our objective experts, and free up your in-house personnel to focus on mission-critical responsibilities.
HIPAA Gap Assessment Services
Are you fairly confident about your HIPAA compliance, but not entirely certain that you meet the legal requirements? SECNAP’s team will examine your administrative, physical, and technical safeguards, as well as your policies, procedural, and privacy requirements, and identify areas of non-compliance. Following the assessment, you will receive both a draft and a final detailed report, along with an executive summary, supporting data, and scan results, which will give you a complete picture of your current areas of concern, along with remediation advice to bring your organization into HIPAA compliance.
Security Assessment Services
Cybersecurity threats are continuously evolving. SECNAP’s security assessment services will help you assess your security posture and enable you to remediate weak areas that may leave your organization open to data breaches, ransomware, and other cyberattacks. This is a great first step for organizations but should also be a recurring activity. Learn more about Internal Vulnerability Assessments and External Vulnerability Assessments.
Vulnerability Assessment Services
Misconfigured hardware, out-of-date software, and even unpatched systems can pose significant network security vulnerabilities that threaten your PHI and HIPAA compliance. Cyberattacks can stem from a malicious or negligent insider, viruses, malware, or human error, such as the accidental deletion of sensitive data. This is why most compliance frameworks, including HIPAA, mandate vulnerability assessments.
SECNAP’s vulnerability assessments provide an insightful review of the state of all internal network assets, including vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, and other system weaknesses to identify areas that can be exploited during an attack to interfere with the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of your network and data.
Cloud Configuration Compliance
Over a two-year period, organizations worldwide lost approximately $5 trillion to data breaches caused by misconfigured clouds. Proper cloud configuration is essential to your compliance and security programs. SECNAP’s cloud configuration assessment and continued monitoring services help prevent costly breaches and ensure HIPAA compliance for your cloud.
Web Application Assessment Services
In 2019, web application attacks made up over half (55%) of all cyberattacks. SECNAP’s web application assessment analyzes and reports on all types of web assets, ranging from static websites to all-encompassing, transactional e-commerce environments. In addition to assessing for server-side attacks, such as SQL injection and blind SQL injection, our tests assess for vulnerabilities to client-side attacks, such as cross-site scripting exposures.
By addressing the components and variables unique to your application, SECNAP distills actionable information to assist you in hardening your application security and determining how best to deploy your resources to mitigate risk. Get more information on Web Application Assessments.
CloudJacketX Managed Platform
Whether your company is a small startup or a large enterprise, SECNAP’s CloudJacketX, our flexible, managed security-as-a-service platform, scales to your organization’s needs. Below is a quick overview of the different layers of protection that can be customized to suit your organization.
Like all cybersecurity solutions, SIEMs particularly must be monitored by a human staff 24/7 so that identified threats are responded to immediately. Most organizations lack sufficient staff and budgets to provide round-the-clock SIEM monitoring and threat management. Whatever package level you choose, our 24/7/365, U.S.-based security operations center (SOC), staffed by U.S. citizens who are all SECNAP employees, will manage and monitor all of your CloudJacketX Platform layers 24/7. Learn more about CloudJacketX Platform here.
Our flexible security-as-a-service platform allows for a layered approach where you can choose exactly what your organization needs.
Intrusion Prevention System
Analyzes and monitors network traffic for signs that indicate attackers are using a known cyberthreat to infiltrate or steal data from your network.
Intrusion Detection System
Detection and Prevention Technology works in-line to actively detect and block based on severity, source, reputation, geography and custom tuning. Advanced heuristics and deep packet inspection detect anomalous activity before it enters the network. IPS can proactively deny network traffic based on a security profile if that packet represents a known security threat.
Security Information and Event Management
A Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution centralizes data by collecting logs and events generated by host systems, security devices and applications. These logs and events are then stored and reviewed by our security analyst to facilitate regulatory compliance.
Internal Threat Detection
Internal Threat Detection is designed to mimic legitimate services, such as servers and file shares, in order to attract and detect unauthorized access, which provides effective protection against Advanced Persistent Threats, Ransomware, and Insider Threats.
Lateral Threat Detection*
Utilizes our LAN sensors in your network allowing our SOC to detect events between hosts and working locations and in turn providing extra visibility into your network.
Inspection of the potential points of exploit on a computer or network to identify security holes. Our vulnerability scans detect and classify the system weaknesses in computers, networks and communications equipment and predicts the effectiveness of countermeasures.
Data Loss Prevention
Data loss prevention detects potential data breaches and data exfiltration transmissions and prevents them by monitoring, detecting and blocking sensitive data while in use, in motion, and at rest.
All Monitored and Managed by SOC
Our Security Operations Center will manage and monitor all of your CloudJacketX Platform layers 24/7.
24/7 Security Operation Center Monitoring
Our security analysts are dedicated to reviewing every alert and identifying, confirming and blocking threats. The team will get to know your business policies and tailor our service to ensure that security does not interrupt legitimate business.
Less than 1% of alerts will actually need any intervention from your team. This frees up your inbox from unread alerts and eliminates labor-intensive log analysis.
Managed SIEM + MDR
SECNAP’s CloudJacketX Managed SIEM is a groundbreaking security-as-a-service solution that provides superior layers of detection and protection at a fraction of the price of competing solutions. Because early detection of a threat is of no value if the threat is not stopped, the CloudJacketX Managed SIEM combines our fully managed SIEM with managed detection and response (MDR) services, enabling SECNAP to respond and immediately block cyberthreats in real-time. Learn more about our Managed SIEM offering here.
Security Awareness Training
The most advanced technological defenses can be defeated if an employee clicks on a phishing link. An effective, ongoing internal security awareness program is crucial to reducing your organization’s risk posture.
SECNAP combines ongoing security awareness training with phishing simulations to test employees on how they would respond to a real-life phishing attack. We track which employees clicked on a phishing email, which ones gave away their passwords, and which ones ignored the email. Once a learning gap is detected, we deliver interactive educational videos to the most susceptible users. Learn more about educations your employees on cybersecurity.
Dark Web Monitoring
Verizon estimates that about 80% of data breaches can be traced back to compromised passwords. Data breach victims are typically the last ones to find out they have been compromised, while cybercriminals put stolen credentials to immediate use.
SECNAP’s Dark Web monitoring services combine human intelligence with sophisticated Dark Web search capabilities to monitor the Dark Web and alert your team when credentials from your domain have been exposed so that your IT administrators can immediately force password resets. Learn More and request a complimentary.
Managed Email Security
Verizon estimates that 94% of malware is delivered through email. SECNAP’s managed email security offers full inbox protection and enhances email security at the network level, enabling you to maintain a high level of security and email continuity while preserving significant human and network resources. Learn More
Not sure where to start? You are in good hands with SECNAP.
SECNAP Network Security is a managed security service provider (MSSP) and a cybersecurity research and development company. Since 2001, we have been combining human intelligence with innovative technology, designed in-house, to protect private sector organizations and government agencies of all sizes against data breaches, ransomware, phishing, advanced persistent threats (APTs), and other cyberattacks. We are continuously researching, developing, and deploying the most advanced cybersecurity technologies, solutions, and services to combat current, new, and emerging threats.