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Any U.S. organization maintaining or transmitting electronic protected health information, commonly known as ePHI, must comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

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A Prescription for Security & Privacy

HIPAA established rules around protecting the security and privacy of sensitive patient data. Trustwave can help you respond to the regulation's guiding principles of confidentiality, integrity and availability of electronic protected health information (ePHI).

HIPAA: Fast Facts and Consequences

HIPAA features three components related to data protection: the Security Rule, the Privacy Rule and the Breach Notification Rule.
HIPAA requires "covered entities," which include hospitals, pharmacies, group health plans and individual provider offices, and their third-party "business associates" to deploy technical controls to prepare for audits and protect sensitive ePHI.
The maximum civil fine is $50,000 per violation, up to a maximum of $1.5 million per violation category, with the Office of Civil Rights within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services collecting some $20 million in fines and settlements in 2017.
The HITECH Act of 2009 is a distinct law from HIPAA, but the two overlap and reinforce each other in certain ways.
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    Prioritize Your Efforts

    Customizable assessments, scaled for covered entities and business associates, helps you identify safeguards necessary to meet HIPAA compliance by locating gaps that may exist between your current security posture and the requirements.

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    Address Gaps and Vulnerabilities

    The Trustwave HIPAA Compliance Readiness Service helps you confront your HIPAA compliance gaps so that specific risks can be categorized, quantified and addressed.

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    Safeguard Patient Data

    Count on Trustwave to guard your infrastructure, networks and data by building a defense-in-depth security strategy automated and managed through our cloud-based Trustwave Fusion platform.

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    Empower Decision Making

    Our consultants pre-assess your compliance to identify the degree of conformity that your organization displays relative to the Omnibus Rule, which implements several provisions of the HITECH Act.


HIPAA requires covered entities and their business associates to deploy technical controls to safeguard patient data and submit to audits. We enable your teams to make the most of technologies, protect against malicious attackers and maintain regulatory compliance through automated and managed security solutions.

Security Awareness Education

Offer your staff, from the C-suite to developers to the rank-and-file, the cloud-based tools they need to help protect your data.

Managed Security Testing

Conduct scanning and penetration testing across your databases, networks and applications to reveal vulnerabilities.

Database Security

Discover, assess and report on misconfigurations, improper access controls and other weaknesses within databases

Threat Detection and Response

Leverage our SOC experts to detect threats with log collection and SIEM services, and monitor your endpoints to identify advanced threats.

Proactive Threat Hunting

Probe deep into your network using cyberthreat intel, behavioral analytics, anomaly detection and deep-dive forensic analysis to identify ongoing attacks.

Digital Forensics and Incident Response

Determine quickly the source, cause and extent of a breach – and then contain, eradicate and investigate the incident, or get proactive by solidifying your response before a security event occurs.

Custom Engagements

Augment your capabilities with more specialized and actionable counseling, including our Threat Detection and Response Consulting (TDR Consulting) practice and SpiderLabs Red Teaming.