Cyber-attacks, data breaches, ransomware, phishing, and other threats can challenge any organization, especially as healthcare is increasingly targeted by cyber criminals. As the threats confronting organizations continues to grow in size and complexity, choosing the right security solutions becomes more critical.
Keystone’s security services are backed by deep expertise, extensive experience, and proven methodologies. We offer comprehensive services that simplify the integration of technology, processes, and policy. With a full suite of information technology security services, we help organizations of all sizes to plan, build and run more successful cybersecurity programs. Our team has developed the experience and insight to help healthcare providers, businesses, and educational institutions improve security in a world where everything is increasingly linked together.
We offer end-to-end information technology security services, helping organizations to define security strategy, identify and remediate threats and risks, select and deploy the right technology, and achieve operational readiness to protect against malicious attacks.
Security Risk Assessments
A security risk assessment (SRA) identifies, assesses, and implements key security defects and vulnerabilities in an organization, as well as focusing on preventing them from reoccurring.
Security Risk Assessments in healthcare settings are to protect and secure health information (electronic protected health information or ePHI) from a wide range of threats, whether in emergency situations or during a system failure that constitutes a risk compromising the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your organization’s ePHI.
Carrying out a risk assessment allows an organization to view the application portfolio holistically—from an attacker’s perspective. It supports managers in making informed resource allocation, tooling, and security control implementation decisions. Thus, conducting an assessment is an integral part of an organization’s risk management process.
Organizations can carry out generalized assessments when experiencing budget or time constraints. However, generalized assessments do not necessarily provide the detailed mappings between assets, associated threats, identified risks, impact, mitigating controls and follow HIPAA’s compliance requirements.
In a healthcare setting, a more in-depth assessment is necessary providing the following:
- HIPAA compliance
These assessments are used to decrease gaps in security ensuring a HIPAA-compliant, risk free environment. We provide details in the SRA regarding assessment, methodologies, observations, findings, and recommendations for administrative, physical, and technical security standards.
Keystone Technologies conducts every security risk assessment by following HIPAA’s recommended steps:
- Identify the scope of the analysis
- Gather data at said location(s)
- Identify and document potential threats and vulnerabilities
- Assess current security measures
- Determine the likelihood of threat occurrence
- Determine the potential impact of threat occurrence
- Determine the level of risk
- Identify security measures and finalize documentation.
HIPAA’s tools and guidelines paired with years of expert security experience provides Keystone Technologies an opportunity to aid organizations with a thorough analysis of facilities’ current security situation, but more importantly, the prospect to help decrease the likelihood of threats against electronic protected health information (ePHI) and negative impact upon your organization.
We strongly believe our security risk assessments provide valuable baselines to aid organizations to develop into more secure healthcare providers.