Your employees are your first layer of defense against phishing and data breach attempts. Unless you train them to recognize and avoid cyber threats, your business is at risk. Plus, as a DD or healthcare organization, your staff must receive security training as a requirement under the HIPAA Security Rule.

How Can I See My Employees’ Rating?

With an Employee Vulnerability Assessment, you know where each employee and your overall organizations stands. This a vital piece of your breach prevention and an integrated employee security solution that provides unparalleled insight into your organization’s first layer of defense (your employees) by utilizing these proven techniques:

  • Leader board-led competition
  • Continuous education
  • Quantitative analytics

You’ll get insight into the security strength of each employee with an Employee Secure Score that combines a multitude of metrics to transform end-user education into an analytical engine. An Employee Vulnerability Assessment highlights the importance of dark web monitoring, simulated phishing and vital education to help your employees’ overall security awareness.

Metrics including:

  • Weekly Micro-Training
  • Simulated Phishing
  • Dark Web Data (from initial scans and ongoing monitoring)
  • A Monthly Newsletter
  • Written Security Policies

With this information you can transform your staff’s weakest link into their strongest defenses by educating, testing, and phishing them with your own simulated phishing emails.

Is It Easy To Provide HIPAA Training For My Employees?

Yes! You’ll have the tools you need to comply with the HIPAA Security and Privacy Rules with training that was developed by experts knowledgeable about them, along with computer and network security, and security training. The combination of these skills is apparent in the level of detail and knowledge this service provides. And, the right managed services partner helps provide, administer, and support the entire service.

How Will We Benefit From HIPAA Training?

You’ll Benefit From Policies & Procedures That Address…

Administrative Safeguards. These provisions are defined in the Security Rule as the “administrative actions, policies, and procedures to manage the selection, development, implementation, and maintenance of security measures to protect electronic protected health information and to manage the conduct of the covered entity’s workforce in relation to the protection of that information.”

Physical Safeguards. These provisions are defined as the “physical measures, policies, and procedures to protect a covered entity’s electronic information systems and related buildings and equipment, from natural and environmental hazards, and unauthorized intrusion.”

Technical Safeguards. These provisions are defined as the “technology and the policy and procedures that protect electronic protected health information and control access to it (the EPHI).”

You’ll Benefit From A Detailed Risk Assessment…

This required under the HIPAA Security Rule.  It is also considered the foundation of the HIPAA Security Rule. And you’ll receive:

  • An Executive Summary that is an easy to understand overview that discusses the current state of your overall risk to your systems that contain ePHI as well as recommendations to lower the risk to each system.
  • A Detailed Risk Assessment Report that looks at each system that contains ePHI and documents the threats to the system, the vulnerabilities to the system, the current safeguards in place to protect the system and the additional recommended safeguards to lower the risk to the system.
  • A Remediation / Work Plan to help you prioritize and implement additional safeguards. The Work Plan keeps track of the additional safeguards that you implement.

The Risk Assessment reports will give you a good understanding of the risks to ePHI and provide you with specific steps and actions that you should take to lower the risk.

Then Your Staff Will Receive HIPAA Security Training & Compliance Testing…

This is one of the most important steps you can take to protect ePHI and patient information. Security training is a requirement under the HIPAA Security Rule.

They’ll receive in-depth training on the HIPAA Security Rule as well as advice for best practices in protecting ePHI and patient information.  The training is provided in an online format which is both engaging and convenient to your staff.

How Long Does The HIPAA Training Take?

Training usually takes around 1-2 hours to complete.  Your staff can start a training session, stop and resume the session from where they left off.  They can take the training during work hours or complete the training at home after hours.  Feedback from our clients regarding the training has been very positive.

Once your staff has completed the online training, they will take a short 15-20 question online quiz to demonstrate their knowledge regarding the HIPAA Security Rule.

If they receive a score of 80% or higher, they will receive a certificate with their name that acknowledges they have successfully completed the HIPAA Security Training.  If they do not receive an 80% score on the quiz, they can retake it as many times as they need to.

When your entire staff has completed training, you will receive a report that lists each of your staff members, the date they took the training and the highest score they received on the training quiz.

What Topics Are Included In HIPAA Training?

Some of the topics covered in the training include:

  • What is the HIPAA Security Rule?
  • Understanding ePHI and PII
  • Protecting ePHI
  • Protecting Passwords
  • Auditing ePHI
  • Recognizing and Preventing Malware
  • Using Encryption
  • Security Breaches and Violations
  • Practical Security Steps
  • Many more topics

Afterwards, you’ll have access to the training portal so you can manage everything that you need to achieve and stay compliant with the HIPAA Security Rule.

Remember…

Your employees are your first layer of defense against phishing, data breaches and HIPAA security infractions. With proper training and the ability to see their online security rating, you’ll have the peace of mind you need.