Healthcare organizations are constantly under fire with evolving cybersecurity threats that can put their patients safety at risk. Cybersecurity is not solely a technical issue that belongs to the IT department and should be viewed as part of an overall enterprise strategy to manage risk, protect patients, and to support business continuity.
Healthcare organizations are prime targets for cybercriminals due to the sensitive nature of protected health information (PHI) and the value of each record if stolen. By failing to keep patient records secure, a covered entity could face substantial penalties under HIPAA’s Privacy and Security Rules, as well as potential harm to reputation.
The best defense begins with prioritizing cybersecurity as an enterprise and strategic risk-management issue. Instilling a culture of cybersecurity focused on protecting patient data empowers staff to view themselves as proactive defenders of patients and their data.
HIPAA requires covered entities to have a strict control over IT assets and to practice data sanitization as a means to eliminate PHI from devices. When the time comes to remove data from IT assets such as when a device reaches its end-of-life, it’s important to choose a method that not only removes 100% of the data, but provides verification of effectiveness, and tamper-proof reporting.
Clarabyte’s suite of software tools provide evidence of complete data removal from IT assets to prove compliance with HIPAA. Our built-in hardware reporting and scalable deployment allow users to satisfy IT asset inventory tracking requirements and eliminate the risk of human error when processing devices. These measures ensure that healthcare providers can eliminate any risk that PHI and other sensitive information remaining on IT assets.
Clarabyte’s data sanitization tools are compatible for all IT assets, including servers, PCs, mobile devices, tablets, loose drives, and solid-state drives.
Certified Data Erasure with Clarabyte Meets Over 14 Security Compliance Standards, Including National Institute Of Security And Technology (NIST) And Department Of Defense (DOD).