Identifying system vulnerabilities before an intrusion occurs is a major concern in terms of web hosting as a whole, but is an even greater concern when discussing HIPAA compliant web hosting. Per HIPAA section §164.308(a)(1)(ii)(A) it is required to conduct an accurate and thorough assessment of the potential risks and vulnerabilities to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information (ePHI). This presents a concern for covered entities and business associates alike when it comes to verifying that up-to-date software is being used to avoid security vulnerabilities from out of date software.
- Automated & Included with Managed Services
- Reviewed by Certified Security Specialist
- Active Support
- Attentive Remediation
- Individualized Problem Resolution
VM Racks’ Vulnerability Testing is part of the managed services solution offered to provide customers with peace of mind that HIPAA compliance is being met. With monthly scans scheduled and performed automatically, vulnerabilities can be detected and remediated as needed to ensure system integrity. In order to keep up with the changing environment, databases are updated automatically to ensure accurate reports. These databases are then used to scan the system at the Application, Database, and System levels to detect if there is a known vulnerability that needs to be remediated.
All vulnerability testing reports are reviewed by qualified security specialists. Detected vulnerabilities and remedies are communicated as needed to customers with unique resolutions for each issue. Through this process VM Racks has been able to protect customer systems from security attacks and vulnerability exploitations.
Testing for vulnerabilities in system software and resources helps avoid exploitation and unauthorized access to ePHI. VM Racks’ Vulnerability Testing is deployed in strategic phases to assist in avoiding these kinds of issues. The first phase is to scan the system for any potential vulnerabilities. Once the scan is complete, a detailed report is generated and reviewed by a qualified security specialist. Upon review, if any remediation is needed, VM Racks will apply any remediations available to us and notify customers of any remediations that need to be completed on their end to minimize any potential system exploitation.