September 14, 2021
7 Best Security Practices
Odds are, when your best security practices and protocols are in place and functioning as they should, you’ll never even notice them. However, once those defenses are down, all of your data has suddenly become vulnerable. How many of these practices are you doing?
Passwords and emails are not the only way to keep your security in check, here are some additional ways:
- Keep your anti-virus software up to date - The software needs to be updated on a regular basis to find the newest threats
- Have a signed Business Associate Agreements (BAA) - This agreement needs to be signed by any third-party vendor handling your healthcare data. Even if a third party breached the information, the healthcare establishment could be at fault
- Run Windows Professional with BitLocker all workstations - BitLocker is a Microsoft program used to encrypt and protect you from any unauthorized changes to your system
- Separate your Wi-Fi. A guest Wi-Fi network can be used for non-employees and personal devices. Any internal devices used for healthcare purposes should be managed by IT and connected to an internal Wi-Fi network.
- Annual Security Audit - That is required by the ADA and HIPAA regulations by your HIPAA liaison. Make sure you keep the logs on hand for a minimum of 6 years
- Privacy settings – Check your settings for all social media accounts, software, and network permissions
- When an employee leaves – Ensure all access has been removed
For assistance with any of these security practices, please contact us at 614-548-1135 or firstname.lastname@example.org