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HIPAA Regulations Mandate Privilege Management

Do your privilege management practices stack up to HIPAA requirements?

Privileged accounts in a healthcare environment include domain administrators as well as non-human accounts such as service, application and root accounts. By gaining unauthorized access to just one privileged account attackers can quickly assume the identity of a “trusted insider,” scale a hospital network, and infiltrate protected electronic health information and critical systems.

Securing privileged accounts is critical to meeting HIPAA regulatory requirements

To comply with HIPAA regulations, healthcare institutions must have an enterprise-level privilege management program in place.

Privileged users must be actively managed and have granular access controls based on their role. You must know who is accessing each account, secure and change passwords when needed, and maintain audit logs to demonstrate password compliance. Even third parties, such as healthcare business partners, that access ePHI must be carefully managed and audited.

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HIPAA Part 164 Subpart C Can Help Meet
164.308(a)(1) Security Management Process
164.308(a)(3) Workforce Security
164.308(a)(4) Information Access Management
164.308(a)(5) Security Awareness and Training
164.308(a)(6) Security Incident Procedures
164.308(a)(7) Contingency Plans
164.312(a)(1) Access Control
164.312(b) Audit Controls
164.312(d) Person or Entity Authentication

Thycotic software can help your organization meet HIPAA requirements, with a primary focus on Part 164 “Privacy and Security” in healthcare.