HIPAA Password Security In Active Directory

HIPAA Password Security In Active Directory Securing confidential patient health data for compliance with HIPAA and HITECH is now more important than ever. Successful compliance with these standards can involve many tools, IT components and business practices at significant cost to healthcare organizations. Even with all these initiatives in place, the weakest link in the security chain, basic access to data via password control remains a major risk factor.

Implementing strong password policies custom tailored to a user's security risk is one of the simplest and most cost effective methods of significantly lowering the possibility of a breach of confidential medical information.

This whitepaper will educate the healthcare IT security professional on:

  • Tools and methods that are routinely used to gain unauthorized access to confidential patient data
  • Why passwords are the weak link in the core security model and what steps can be easily taken to better protect patient data

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