CISO as a Service

Our leaders apply expertise wherever it is needed. They leverage combined experience to deliver key security program competencies and help achieve organizational goals. They manage cybersecurity risk, lead incident response efforts, identify exposures, and prioritize activities to continually optimize the security program and align it with business needs. Our security officers manage security programs and test for compliance on a continual basis.

Common focus areas include:

  • Program development and management
  • Board-level coalition building
  • Policy and standards development
  • Maturation of various programs
  • Compliance
  • Governance
  • Security awareness
  • Security metrics
  • 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:

  • Identification
  • Assessment
  • Mitigation
  • HIPAA compliance
  • Prevention

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.