The Practical Guide to HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance

Author: Rebecca Herold,Kevin Beaver

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203507353

Category: Computers

Page: 496

View: 2341

HIPAA is very complex. So are the privacy and security initiatives that must occur to reach and maintain HIPAA compliance. Organizations need a quick, concise reference in order to meet HIPAA requirements and maintain ongoing compliance. The Practical Guide to HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance is a one-stop resource for real-world HIPAA privacy and security advice that you can immediately apply to your organization's unique situation. This how-to reference explains what HIPAA is about, what it requires, and what you can do to achieve and maintain compliance. It describes the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules and compliance tasks in easy-to-understand language, focusing not on technical jargon, but on what you need to do to meet requirements. IT managers, CIOs, consultants, security professionals, office managers, physicians and anyone else preparing an organization for HIPAA will receive expert guidance on requirements and other commonly-discussed topics. Everyone will be affected by HIPAA; this book enables you to determine how HIPAA will impact you regardless of whether your business or organization is a HIPAA Covered Entity.

The Practical Guide to HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance, Second Edition

Author: Rebecca Herold,Kevin Beaver

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439855587

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 544

View: 8396

Following in the footsteps of its bestselling predecessor, The Practical Guide to HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance, Second Edition is a one-stop, up-to-date resource on Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and security, including details on the HITECH Act, the 2013 Omnibus Rule, and the pending rules. Updated and revised with several new sections, this edition defines what HIPAA is, what it requires, and what you need to do to achieve compliance. The book provides an easy-to-understand overview of HIPAA privacy and security rules and compliance tasks. Supplying authoritative insights into real-world HIPAA privacy and security issues, it summarizes the analysis, training, and technology needed to properly plan and implement privacy and security policies, training, and an overall program to manage information risks. Instead of focusing on technical jargon, the book spells out what your organization must do to achieve and maintain compliance requirements on an ongoing basis.

A Practical Guide to Security Assessments

Author: Sudhanshu Kairab

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203507230

Category: Computers

Page: 520

View: 8697

The modern dependence upon information technology and the corresponding information security regulations and requirements force companies to evaluate the security of their core business processes, mission critical data, and supporting IT environment. Combine this with a slowdown in IT spending resulting in justifications of every purchase, and security professionals are forced to scramble to find comprehensive and effective ways to assess their environment in order to discover and prioritize vulnerabilities, and to develop cost-effective solutions that show benefit to the business. A Practical Guide to Security Assessments is a process-focused approach that presents a structured methodology for conducting assessments. The key element of the methodology is an understanding of business goals and processes, and how security measures are aligned with business risks. The guide also emphasizes that resulting security recommendations should be cost-effective and commensurate with the security risk. The methodology described serves as a foundation for building and maintaining an information security program. In addition to the methodology, the book includes an Appendix that contains questionnaires that can be modified and used to conduct security assessments. This guide is for security professionals who can immediately apply the methodology on the job, and also benefits management who can use the methodology to better understand information security and identify areas for improvement.

Hacken für Dummies

Author: Kevin Beaver

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527819045

Category: Computers

Page: 408

View: 3243


Guide to HIPAA Auditing

Practical Tools for Privacy and Security Compliance

Author: Margret Amatayakul

Publisher: Hcpro, a Division of Blr

ISBN: 9781601463524

Category: Medical

Page: 305

View: 1414

This new edition of a best-selling book delivers the hands-on tools and guidance you need to conduct effective in-house audits and stay out off the government's radar.

Information Security The Complete Reference, Second Edition

Author: Mark Rhodes-Ousley

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071784357

Category: Computers

Page: 896

View: 566

Develop and implement an effective end-to-end security program Today’s complex world of mobile platforms, cloud computing, and ubiquitous data access puts new security demands on every IT professional. Information Security: The Complete Reference, Second Edition (previously titled Network Security: The Complete Reference) is the only comprehensive book that offers vendor-neutral details on all aspects of information protection, with an eye toward the evolving threat landscape. Thoroughly revised and expanded to cover all aspects of modern information security—from concepts to details—this edition provides a one-stop reference equally applicable to the beginner and the seasoned professional. Find out how to build a holistic security program based on proven methodology, risk analysis, compliance, and business needs. You’ll learn how to successfully protect data, networks, computers, and applications. In-depth chapters cover data protection, encryption, information rights management, network security, intrusion detection and prevention, Unix and Windows security, virtual and cloud security, secure application development, disaster recovery, forensics, and real-world attacks and countermeasures. Included is an extensive security glossary, as well as standards-based references. This is a great resource for professionals and students alike. Understand security concepts and building blocks Identify vulnerabilities and mitigate risk Optimize authentication and authorization Use IRM and encryption to protect unstructured data Defend storage devices, databases, and software Protect network routers, switches, and firewalls Secure VPN, wireless, VoIP, and PBX infrastructure Design intrusion detection and prevention systems Develop secure Windows, Java, and mobile applications Perform incident response and forensic analysis

Information Security

Design, Implementation, Measurement, and Compliance

Author: Timothy P. Layton

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849370878

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 222

View: 3157

Organizations rely on digital information today more than ever before. Unfortunately, that information is equally sought after by criminals. New security standards and regulations are being implemented to deal with these threats, but they are very broad and organizations require focused guidance to adapt the guidelines to their specific needs. Fortunately, Information Security: Design, Implementation, Measurement, and Compliance outlines a complete roadmap to successful adaptation and implementation of a security program based on the ISO/IEC 17799:2005 (27002) Code of Practice for Information Security Management. The book first describes a risk assessment model, a detailed risk assessment methodology, and an information security evaluation process. Upon this foundation, the author presents a proposed security baseline for all organizations, an executive summary of the ISO/IEC 17799 standard, and a gap analysis exposing the differences between the recently rescinded version and the newly released version of the standard. Finally, he devotes individual chapters to each of the 11 control areas defined in the standard, covering systematically the 133 controls within the 39 control objectives. Tim Layton's Information Security is a practical tool to help you understand the ISO/IEC 17799 standard and apply its principles within your organization's unique context.

Hacking For Dummies

Author: Kevin Beaver

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470113073

Category: Computers

Page: 388

View: 429

Are you worried about external hackers and rogue insiders breaking into your systems? Whether it’s social engineering, network infrastructure attacks, or application hacking, security breaches in your systems can devastate your business or personal life. In order to counter these cyber bad guys, you must become a hacker yourself—an ethical hacker. Hacking for Dummies shows you just how vulnerable your systems are to attackers. It shows you how to find your weak spots and perform penetration and other security tests. With the information found in this handy, straightforward book, you will be able to develop a plan to keep your information safe and sound. You’ll discover how to: Work ethically, respect privacy, and save your system from crashing Develop a hacking plan Treat social engineers and preserve their honesty Counter war dialing and scan infrastructures Understand the vulnerabilities of Windows, Linux, and Novell NetWare Prevent breaches in messaging systems, web applications, and databases Report your results and managing security changes Avoid deadly mistakes Get management involved with defending your systems As we enter into the digital era, protecting your systems and your company has never been more important. Don’t let skepticism delay your decisions and put your security at risk. With Hacking For Dummies, you can strengthen your defenses and prevent attacks from every angle!


A Practical Guide to the Privacy and Security of Health Data

Author: June M. Sullivan

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590313961

Category: Law

Page: 253

View: 8516

This concise, practical guide helps the advocate understand the sometimes dense rules in advising patients, physicians, and hospitals, and in litigating HIPAA-related issues.

Determann's Field Guide to Data Privacy Law

International Corporate Compliance, Second Edition

Author: Lothar Determann

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1783476893

Category: Law

Page: 232

View: 1165

Companies, lawyers, privacy officers, developers, marketing and IT professionals face privacy issues more and more frequently. Much information is freely available but it can be difficult to get a grasp on a problem quickly, without getting lost in det

Managing an Information Security and Privacy Awareness and Training Program, Second Edition

Author: Rebecca Herold

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439815465

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 568

View: 1477

Starting with the inception of an education program and progressing through its development, implementation, delivery, and evaluation, Managing an Information Security and Privacy Awareness and Training Program, Second Edition provides authoritative coverage of nearly everything needed to create an effective training program that is compliant with applicable laws, regulations, and policies. Written by Rebecca Herold, a well-respected information security and privacy expert named one of the "Best Privacy Advisers in the World" multiple times by Computerworld magazine as well as a "Top 13 Influencer in IT Security" by IT Security Magazine, the text supplies a proven framework for creating an awareness and training program. It also: Lists the laws and associated excerpts of the specific passages that require training and awareness Contains a plethora of forms, examples, and samples in the book’s 22 appendices Highlights common mistakes that many organizations make Directs readers to additional resources for more specialized information Includes 250 awareness activities ideas and 42 helpful tips for trainers Complete with case studies and examples from a range of businesses and industries, this all-in-one resource provides the holistic and practical understanding needed to identify and implement the training and awareness methods best suited to, and most effective for, your organization. Praise for: The first edition was outstanding. The new second edition is even better ... the definitive and indispensable guide for information security and privacy awareness and training professionals, worth every cent. As with the first edition, we recommend it unreservedly.. —

Counseling Ethics

Philosophical and Professional Foundations

Author: Christin Jungers, PhD, LPCC-S, NCC,Jocelyn Gregoire, CSSP, EdD, LPC, NCC, ACS

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826108520

Category: Psychology

Page: 412

View: 3429

How can philosophy guide our understanding of and approach to counseling ethics and techniques? Moving beyond the standard review of ethical issues and basic problem solving, this highly engaging new text for counseling professionals features innovative, experiential activities and case studies that promote in-depth thinking about the ethical, moral, and legal issues often confronted by counseling professionals. The book is designed to help counselors develop an appreciation for and confidence in their preferred set of philosophical ethics and become ethically autonomous professionals. To this end, it examines a full range of philosophical approaches to ethics, such as the well-known concepts of ethics codes and laws, as well as the less familiar ideas of existential phenomenology, care ethics, and virtues. Featuring contributions from leading counselor educators and practitioners representing a wide range of expertise in counseling specialties and ethical practice, this text presents ethical practice from a positive, proactive point of view rather than from a reactive or fear-based stance. It provides a solid foundation in ethical decision making, critical thinking, and best practices that will enable counseling professionals to navigate the maze of ethical codes and standards of care, while confidently practicing in a consistently ethical manner. The accompanying Instructorís Manual offers step-by-step guidance on how to facilitate classroom activities and case study discussions, as well as a sample syllabus and a selection of quiz and essay questions to enhance studentsí understanding of each chapter. The text is congruent with relevant ethical codes and CACREP curriculum standards. Key Features: Provides activity-based learning regarding all the ethical standards and legal issues counselors will face Promotes in-depth critical thinking and a proactive, postitive approach to ethical and moral dilemmas Includes examples across all counseling settings and specialties Offers students multiple case examples that make ethical issues realistic and engaging Features Instructorís Manual offering sample syllabus and resources for course activities

The Privacy Officer's Handbook

Author: Mary D. Brandt

Publisher: Beacon Health, a Division of Blr

ISBN: 9781601467232

Category: Medical

Page: 183

View: 7811

The Privacy Officer's Handbook, Second Edition Mary D. Brandt, MBA, RHIA, CHE, CHPS The HIPAA Privacy Rule is detailed and complex. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) add new requirements that make compliance even more challenging. You need a guide to help you understand the regulations and how to put them into practice. This is it. "The Privacy Officer's Handbook, Second Edition, " is your go-to reference for quick, easy-to-understand solutions that will help you address complex privacy concerns. You'll find: Detailed, thorough explanations of the Privacy Rule and ARRA that are straightforward and easy to follow References to specific sections of the Privacy Rule and ARRA to help you find the information you need within the long, complex regulations Practical, easy-to-use forms that you can customize for your organization Instructions that will enable you to download all of the forms in the book and easily customize them for use at your facility What's new in the Second Edition?This new edition is a comprehensive guide that uses real-life situations illustrating a variety of privacy concerns to help your organization comply with HIPAA regulations. It continues the excellence of the earlier version, which delivered practical references privacy officers need to take charge of their organizations' HIPAA compliance. ARRA and HITECH have changed the healthcare privacy and security landscape with: Higher penalties New breach notification rules New rules governing restrictions requested by individuals New prohibitions on the sale of PHI Other rules pertaining to electronic health records, including accounting of disclosures Privacy and security requirements now extend to business associates and vendors of personal health records. Individuals, not just entities, are now subject to penalties. "The Privacy Officer's Handbook, Second Edition, "will help you ensure that your compliance program meets every nuance of the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

Documentation in Counseling Records

An Overview of Ethical, Legal, and Clinical Issues

Author: Bob Mitchell

Publisher: Amer Counseling Assn

ISBN: 9781556202735

Category: Medical

Page: 109

View: 7996


HIPAA Security Made Simple

Practical Compliance Advice for Covered Entities and Business Associates

Author: Kate Borten

Publisher: Hcpro, a Division of Blr

ISBN: 9781615692736

Category: Medical

Page: 200

View: 8121

Written by highly respected author Kate Borten, CISSP, CISM, this updated edition explains how the Omnibus Rule affects organizations that are subject to HIPAA. It will help facilities and business associates understand how they and their information security programs can remain in compliance with new and continuing regulatory requirements. This second edition emphasizes that security is not a one-time project and reminds readers that they should already be performing risk assessments to comply with the HIPAA Security Rule. A new Introduction explains the significance of the HITECH Act and the Omnibus Rule to covered entities and their business associates (BA). HITECH made BAs directly liable for Security Rule compliance, and the Omnibus Rule went further, revising the definition to include all downstream subcontractors with access to PHI. This closed a major loophole in privacy protection, significantly expanding the number of organizations deemed BAs and directly subject to HIPAA compliance and enforcement. This book explains how HIPAA and the Omnibus Rule do the following: * Clarify the definition of BA, which now includes all downstream subcontractors with access to PHI * Clarify that covered entities and BAs must have ongoing programs to protect electronic PHI, including regular updates to security documentation * Revise and modernize the definition of electronic media to align it with the terminology used by the National Institute of Standards and Technology * Ensure that access termination procedures apply to all workforce members, not only to employees * Encourage encryption but not require it across the board

Confronting Mental Health Evidence

A Practical Guide to Reliability and Experts in Family Law

Author: John A. Zervopoulos

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: 9781590317044

Category: Law

Page: 206

View: 8921

How do you know what you say you know? That's the key question family law professionals must ask when evaluating the reports and testimony of mental health professionals, their methods, and the materials that support their conclusions and expert opinions. This book offers a case-based model to empower lawyers in managing difficult psychology-related issues in their cases and hold mental health experts accountable in court.

Trustees handbook

a practical guide to labor-management employee benefit plans

Author: International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

Publisher: Intl Foundation of Employee benefit

ISBN: 9780891546047

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 604

View: 2537

Marc Gertner, editor and contributor. Written by over 30 experts skilled in various facets of multiemployer benefit plans, this updated volume provides a basic, comprehensive reference for both new and experienced trustees and professionals who serve multiemployer funds. This compilation of collective wisdom offers the chance to learn from each other on a wide range of topics in 50 chapters. New topics in this edition include pension plan mergers, internal controls, reading and understanding employee benefit plan financial statements, managed prescription drug benefit programs, trends in multiemployer health plan design and recent regulations in compliance regarding HIPAA and COBRA. International Foundation. 536 pages. 2006

Practical Guide to Clinical Data Management

Author: Susanne Prokscha

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420007886

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 8491

The management of clinical data, from its collection to its extraction for analysis, has become a critical element in the steps to prepare a regulatory submission and to obtain approval to market a treatment. As its importance has grown, clinical data management (CDM) has changed from an essentially clerical task in the late 1970s and early 1980s to the highly computerized specialty it is today. Practical Guide to Clinical Data Management, Second Edition provides a solid introduction to the key process elements of clinical data management. Offering specific references to regulations and other FDA documents, it gives guidance on what is required in data handling. Updates to the Second Edition include - A summary of the modifications that data management groups have made under 21 CFR 11, the regulation for electronic records and signatures Practices for both electronic data capture (EDC)-based and paper-based studies A new chapter on Necessary Infrastructure, which addresses the expectations of the FDA and auditors for how data management groups carry out their work in compliance with regulations The edition has been reorganized, covering the basic data management tasks that all data managers must understand. It also focuses on the computer systems, including EDC, that data management groups use and the special procedures that must be in place to support those systems. Every chapter presents a range of successful and, above all, practical options for each element of the process or task. Focusing on responsibilities that data managers have today, this edition provides practitioners with an approach that will help them conduct their work with efficiency and quality.

The 2000 Guide to Health Data Security

A Practical Reference to Regulations, Policies, Technologies, Standards and Trends

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781579871130

Category: Electronic data processing departments

Page: 329

View: 7642