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HIPAA Security Validation and Penetration Testing
HIPAA auditing software and penetration testing software is constantly evolving. Security and the validation of said security isn’t enough to confirm HIPAA compliance, it is only showing that the software and the hosting and configuration can be compliant itself. However, it is not showing that it’s being used in a compliant way.
All the covered entities and business associates working with the software could make adjustments or changes, maybe even use the data or system in a way that is not HIPAA compliant. As such, it is a requirement that software compliance go along with utilization compliance.
Software testing and penetration testing tools are only part of the puzzle. They remain incredibly important, however as they help ensure that the software, the hosting, and the infrastructure are kept at a standard that meets or exceeds the requirements as best as possible within the industry.
Technically, many, if not most or all, of the software testing tools that are available are not officially recognized by the HIPAA OCR group themselves rot the state that enforces these rules. The office for civil rights and the states themselves are the typically the ones enforcing data breach penalties and conduct audits, etc.
Although not recognized officially, these auditing software and penetrations testing software are still a good step to showing your organization took reasonable measures to ensure that the data was secure. You want to try and follow the best practices to ensure security and the infrastructure was locked down with minimal access guarantee. Utilizing these tools is very important from a compliance perspective. Compliance doesn’t stop there. It is a continual requirement, and something that will, ultimately, involve both the infrastructure and hosting alongside the internal resources and training covered with the team and associate team members.