13 Critical BitLocker Settings for HIPAA Security Compliance Addressed in New ControlScan White Paper
Free publication provides healthcare organizations with step-by-step instructions for simple, inexpensive implementation of full-disk data encryption
ATLANTA, May 26, 2016 - #healthdatasecurity - ControlScan, the managed security service provider (MSSP) IT leaders and their organizations rely upon for unified security and compliance, has published a new educational white paper for healthcare organizations. The paper, entitled "HIPAA Security Compliance: 13 Critical BitLocker Settings to Help You on Your Path to Compliance," walks readers through the process of implementing full-disk data encryption to mask protected health information (PHI) in the event of a data breach.
Healthcare organizations are under increasing pressure to shore up cybersecurity efforts following an onslaught of breaches and ransomware attacks. Despite this, a recent Ponemon Institute study found that the majority are falling short in their ability to procure the technologies and personnel needed for a strong security posture.
“Many healthcare organizations aren't making use of the BitLocker data encryption tool that already comes standard within their Windows-based operating systems,” said Jason Iacono, author of the ControlScan HIPAA security compliance white paper and a senior analyst within the company's Security Operations Center. "It's not difficult or expensive to implement BitLocker, and in doing so these organizations can save themselves the big fines and brand damage that goes along with unencrypted patient data leaks."
“Healthcare organizations are under the same budget and staffing constraints as any other business today, yet there's a target on their backs due to the depth of data they possess,” said Joan Herbig, CEO, ControlScan. “They need to act fast. The information in this white paper gives them a quick-hitting, early win in the war on cybercrime."
ControlScan meets healthcare-specific security and compliance needs with the ControlScan | Health solution set. In addition, the company's suite of complimentary, healthcare-centric educational resources includes the new HIPAA security and compliance white paper as well as videos, blog posts and webinars.
The newly-released ControlScan HIPAA security compliance white paper is now available for download at https://www.controlscan.com/hipaa-security-compliance-white-paper/. To learn more about how ControlScan helps businesses secure sensitive data and comply with industry standards, visit ControlScan.com or call 800-825-3301, extension 2
ControlScan is the Managed Security Service Provider with a difference: We take a proactive approach to protecting businesses from cyber threats while helping ensure their compliance with security and privacy standards like PCI DSS and HIPAA/HITECH. Our unified security and compliance services deliver confidence to millions of businesses as well as the IT professionals who serve them. Merchant service providers and web hosting companies also partner with us to reduce cybercrime-related business risk. Based in Atlanta, ControlScan is venture backed and supported by a worldwide base of customers, partners and strategic alliances. For more information, please visit ControlScan.com or call 800-825-3301.