ISO 27001 Statement of Applicability (All you need to know)
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ISO 27001 Statement of Applicability (All you need to know)

The importance of the Statement of Applicability in ISO 27001 cannot be overstated. It is the central document that your certification auditors would use to walk through your Information Security Management System (ISMS) processes and controls. So, if you are contemplating getting your organization ISO 27001 certified, this article is a must-read. Upon reading, you…

HIPAA Compliance for Software & How to Build it
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HIPAA Compliance for Software & How to Build it

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a US federal law that mandates healthcare organizations, including their vendors, with access to PHI to implement standard best practices to protect patient data (such as medical records) and other personal health information.  This law extends to cloud-hosted tech firms that use software applications to process…

Importance of HIPAA to Patients and Industries
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Importance of HIPAA to Patients and Industries

The United States’ Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is touted as one of the most stringent healthcare legislations in the world. And with good reason. It standardizes the best practices to protect patient information and vests individuals with legal rights to enforce them, making the healthcare industry accountable. It, therefore, becomes imperative for cloud-hosted…

Role of the HITECH Act in Modern Healthcare
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Role of the HITECH Act in Modern Healthcare

Data breaches are a real problem in the healthcare industry. The HITECH Act was introduced in 2009 in the United States to strengthen HIPAA’s privacy and access goals even as it encouraged the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs).  HIPAA, introduced more than a decade ago in 1996, wasn’t written with the explosion of Internet…

Five Steps to an Effective ISO 27001 Risk Assessment
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Five Steps to an Effective ISO 27001 Risk Assessment

Risk assessment is a critical step in your ISO 27001 certification journey. An organization-wide risk assessment, in fact, is the central focus of ISO 27001. The information security standard helps to protect an organization’s information assets by identifying the risks and protecting them by deploying relevant security controls and measures. In this article, we highlight…

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