HIPAA Security Rule Simplified

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, or HIPAA, required the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop regulations for protecting the security and privacy of health information. To fulfill this requirement, HHS published rules that are commonly known as the HIPAA Security Rule and the HIPAA Privacy Rule. The HIPAA Security Rule establishes a … Continued

HIPAA and Penetration Testing – Part II

In the first part of this article, we discussed the basics of HIPAA along with the Privacy Rule and the Security Rule in brief. It must be noted that the Security Rule only applies to ePHI, and it prescribes three types of safeguards – administrative, technical, and physical. Each of these safeguards is discussed in … Continued

HIPAA and Penetration Testing – Part I

HIPAA stands for the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, and it was enacted by the US Congress and signed by the then President Bill Clinton in the same year. The primary motives of this legislation include –  Regulating and modernizing the flow of healthcare information of individuals,  Stipulating how PII (personally identifiable information) maintained … Continued