For healthcare organizations, cybersecurity isn’t just about staying safe and protected from evolving cyber threats—it’s also about staying compliant. The most well-known healthcare regulation of them all is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which recently celebrated 25 years on the books.
Staying compliant with HIPAA’s Security Rule for safeguarding data is a must for those in the healthcare industry. Failure to do so heightens the risk of a catastrophic breach that could put electronic protected healthcare information (ePHI) in the hands of bad actors to sell on the dark web or exploit by other means. But what exactly does this mean for businesses that fall under the mandate? How are they held accountable, and how can they meet the often-stringent requirements of HIPAA?
Leveraging the Arctic Wolf Platform for HIPAA Compliance
The vendor-agnostic Arctic Wolf® Platform works with a customer’s existing technology stack to deliver security operations as a concierge service. Tapping into the complementary powers of data analytics and human expertise, our platform enables organizations to meet many of the key requirements of HIPAA, from data handling to vulnerability management.
From a protection standpoint, the Arctic Wolf Concierge Security® Team utilizes the platform to provide 24x7 monitoring and, in conjunction with our Triage Team, investigates alerts and leads a response when appropriate, getting the customer involved only when necessary.
From a compliance perspective, the Arctic Wolf Platform provides broad visibility into a customer’s environment and automatically collects, normalizes, analyzes, and retains log data from networks, systems, and applications for a minimum of 90 days. Cloud-native platforms support various sources of telemetry, and the Arctic Wolf Platform ingests data from endpoints, networks, and the cloud to the tune of 200 billion events per day.
In addition, the platform helps uncover digital risks through continuous vulnerability scanning and can detect cloud-based threats to provide a foundation upon which all security operation solutions can be built.
Coalfire Reviews the Arctic Wolf Platform for the HIPAA Security Rule
Compliance consultant Coalfire recently reviewed the Arctic Wolf Platform with the goal of determining its efficacy in helping covered entities and business associates in the healthcare industry to meet the cybersecurity compliance regulations of HIPAA.
As part of the Coalfire Product Applicability Guide series, the report found that the “Arctic Wolf Platform partially supports 11 of the 12 Technical Safeguards (of HIPAA) with multiple modules within its platform.” It provides a chart that highlights the individual safeguards and explains the degree to which Arctic Wolf security operations helps organizations reach compliance. It goes into further detail as well, describing its findings and how they pertain to Arctic Wolf’s ability to help with:
- Access Control
- Audit Controls
- Person or Entity Authentication
- Transmission Security
Download the Guide
See for yourself how the Arctic Wolf Platform stacks up in its ability to help healthcare organizations comply with the HIPAA Security Rule. Download Coalfire’s guide.