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How To Meet HIPAA Compliance Requirements?

Cloud security compliance is a serious challenge, especially when it comes to protecting sensitive data in healthcare. That leads organizations to look for HIPAA-compliant cloud backup, antivirus, or data protection software to ensure the safety of vital information. Let’s take a look at HIPAA compliance requirements.

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To support our clients’ HIPAA compliance, SpinOne solution has implemented appropriate technical, administrative, and physical safeguards. Let’s take a detailed look at HIPAA requirements and how SpinOne helps you to meet them.

HIPAA Compliance Overview

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance standards are related to the protection of information in healthcare. HIPAA helps to ensure security and privacy standards to protect all patient records and individually identifiable health information as used by medical organizations and their subsidiaries.

The HIPAA compliance checklist includes requirements for data security, encryption, audit, risk assessment, reporting, and other elements of ensuring the safety of patients’ information. The common causes of data security incidents that lead to data loss and HIPAA violations are ransomware attacks, hacking, insider threats, and others.

The importance of data in healthcare can not be overestimated. For violating security requirements, an organization in healthcare may face a penalty.

HIPAA violation fines are severe. For example, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center had been ordered to pay $4,348,000 in civil monetary penalties to resolve the HIPAA violations related to three data breaches. The reason behind the breaches was the lack of data encryption. 

Are Native G Suite/Office 365 Backup Options Enough?

Google G Suite and Microsoft Office 365 provide a great variety of security tools. However, additional concerns over compliance may rise before an organization uses these services. Some of the limitations of the native tools in G Suite/Office 365 are:

  • Lack of native data protection
  • Disjointed and nonuniform tooling
  • No single pane of glass view
  • Security and compliance tools are determined by subscription levels.

You can read more about these reasons in our compliance guide for the public cloud

What is SpinOne?

SpinOne is a cybersecurity platform that consists of:

  1. An automated Cloud Backup for G Suite and Office 365 that provides 99,9% accurate data recovery, backup versioning, and many other features, meeting HIPAA backup requirements.
  2. Ransomware Protection for G Suite and Office 365 detects ransomware. It then stops ransomware from spreading through the system, identifies the number of encrypted files, sends alerts to admins, and runs a granular recovery of the encrypted files.
  3. Apps Audit for G Suite, a solution that provides risk assessment for G Suite SaaS apps and Chrome extensions

How Does SpinOne Help You To Meet HIPAA Compliance Requirements?

SpinOne is an automated cybersecurity software that helps to protect your data. Spinbackup, a HIPAA-compliant backup solution, allows you to recover data lost due to cyberattacks, accidental deletion, and other reasons. As an Amazon Advanced Technology Partner, we provide a layered approach to meet HIPAA encryption requirements, using 256-bit AES to protect data during electronic transmission and storage. 

Now, let’s take a look at some cases of how we help you to support our clients’ HIPAA compliance.

164.308(a)(1) Security Management Process

Risk Analysis: Conduct an accurate and thorough assessment of the potential risks.

Risk Management: Implement security measures sufficient to reduce risks.

SpinOne solution: SpinOne’s Risky App Audit allows customers to identify and blacklist risky applications that may cause data breaches or result in non-compliant processing or storage of sensitive data.

164.308(a)(4) Information Access Management

Access Authorization: Implemented policies and procedures for authorizing access to Electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI). 

SpinOne solution: Our solution allows customers to identify data that was intentionally or unintentionally shared with external entities and allows customers to immediately terminate such access.

164.308 (a)(5) Security Awareness and Training

Protection from Malicious Software: Implement procedures for guarding against, detecting, and reporting malicious software.

SpinOne Solution: SpinOne Ransomware Protection is designed to automatically identify and block the source of a malicious attack, effectively terminating the encryption process. Following this, it runs a granular recovery of lost files, retrieving them from the most recent successful backup.

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