UNDER THE HIPAASECURITY RULE, A REGULATED HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATION IS REQUIRED TO CONDUCT A THOROUGH ANALYSIS OF THE POTENTIAL RISKS AND VULNERABILITIES TO ITS EPHI.
ONCE THE RISK ANALYSIS IS COMPLETED, THE ORGANIZATION MUST TAKE ANY ADDITIONAL REASONABLE AND APPROPRIATE STEPS TO REDUCE THESE IDENTIFIED RISKS.
(45 CFR 164.308 (A)(1)(II)).
Forensics must become part of your public response, hiring a Medical Cyber Forensic Services Provider (MCFSP)
is just as important and hiring a PR firm.
It takes more than technology to solve today’s cyber security HIPAA problems.
DCF offers flexible and scale able cyber solutions to our clients – ranging from expert incident response, meaningful Forensic assessments, & proprietary network scanning and defense configuration & customized talking points for PR outreach
Use of a Medical Cyber Forensic Services Provider (MCFSP) allows the confidence to say with confidence that it won’t happen again. Without a forensic understanding
how a breach happened a PR spin is more detrimental than the breach itself
DCF is a Qualified Security Assessor who can provide certification as a third party auditor of adherence to regulatory requirements such as HIPAA, NIST, NYDFS, and even the recent GDPR .
The current Healthcare I.T. trend is to integrate forensic examinations as an essential component of an overall I.T. security strategy. May organizations have robust H.I.T. programs but most have limited forensic capabilities. Partnering with a certified computer forensic examiner and their supporting operations is sound legal strategy and a cost-effective way to manage costs to protect themselves against a breach of sensitive information.
MCFSP partners can evaluate systems so you can conclusively say the data wasn’t accessed~ saving you an enormous
amount of money in terms of notifications, PR, etc
Computer forensics is the most valid and admissible method to confirm if PHI was acquired or viewed.
Engaging a computer forensics expert early on in your matter will allow the expert to assist you in determining relevant sources of Electronically Stored Information (“ESI”) to be collected.
The forensic collection of data utilizes specific, court approved and verifiable tools and methods for acquiring and collecting ESI, guarding against an inadmissibility ruling or a challenge of validity.
Partnering with a Medical Cyber Forensic Services Provider (MCFSP) ensures that data collections are performed by qualified personnel able to properly document and later recount exactly what was collected, the locations collected from, and the conditions under which the data was collected. Our collection methods differentiate data from multiple custodians, locations and even collection time frames, as these factors may become important later in the process.
Regulators can’t trust the incident reports from in-house I.T. team, which is motivated to down play the significance of events. Partnering with a Medical Cyber Forensic Services Provider (MCFSP) can prevent you from being destroyed in a regulatory hearing or in court.
DCF started in 1998 and in 2003 we added our first certified forensic examiner. Since then, DCF has become experts in CyberSecurity, Digital Forensic Services and staff training.
With regulatory compliance evolving and the demands on your internal staff increasing, organizations need to be more proactive regarding digital forensics, and structure environments to retain data required for investigations. The implementation of your cyber-policies and processes, aligning systems with forensic objectives will insulate your organization should a breach occur.
Our team manages cybersecurity and regulatory compliance for hundreds of customers and preforms hundreds of security risk assessments for practices around the nation. DCF uses proper evidence and chain of custody handling and use the same technology as the FBI/GBI to deliver forensic reports that are clear and concise.
Outsourcing computer forensic capabilities reduces your need to hire, train and retain skills for that role. When a cybersecurity crisis hits, your organization needs the advice and counsel of professionals who are on the forefront of digital forensic examination techniques.
The certified forensic examiners, engineers and case managers at DCF have a deep knowledge of the industry & the latest trends in forensic examination and who can act as your subject matter experts.