Tag Archives: NIST SP 800-30

Common Hazards in Risk Management: The Selfish Risk Assessment

Information security laws and regulations are telling us to conduct risk assessments before we develop our security and compliance programs. They insist on this so our security goals are meaningful to each of us, rather than aspiring to a generic list of controls that were written by experts who never met us and don’t understand […]

If HIPAA Compliance Seems Too Hard … Then You’re Doing it Wrong. Here are the Basics of Doing it Right.

In April of 2013 the Office of Civil Rights, the branch of the Department of Health and Human Services that oversees compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule, started releasing analysis from their pilot audit of Security Rule compliance. In 2012, OCR and their audit partner KPMG set out to assess 115 organizations: hospitals, insurance companies, […]