Entries by Sarah Morris

2014: The Year of Updating Frameworks

As the world continues to be pressured with information security challenges, over the last 12 months, major compliance frameworks have recently been updated or are currently updating. In today’s current climate, incidents and breaches are occurring more frequently, and at a much larger scale. With this in mind, many entities have realized these threats and are beginning to closely analyze the gaps in the current frameworks (HIPAA, ISO 27001:2013, FISMA/NIST 800-53, PCI DSS v3.0).

Are you Ready for an Onsite Audit from the OCR?

Phase 2 of HIPAA Audit Program Expected in 2015. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has always enforced HIPAA compliance. Recently, they have announced plans to proceed with Phase 2 of the HIPAA audit program, a more proactive approach to overseeing HIPAA compliance. Supervision is coming.