In accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements, our organization has implemented policies and procedures to prevent, detect, contain, and correct security violations. This comprehensive approach ensures the protection of electronic protected health information (ePHI) by actively addressing security incidents and maintaining the integrity of our security measures. Establishment of policies aimed at preventing security violations, outlining proactive measures to mitigate potential threats and vulnerabilities. Implementation of mechanisms and tools for the timely detection of security incidents, including real-time monitoring and analysis of system activities. Policies detailing strategies for containing security incidents promptly to prevent further unauthorized access or compromise. Procedures outlining corrective actions to be taken in response to security incidents, including remediation and resolution to prevent recurrence.

Priority: High

Category: Security Incident Management

Services Associated with AWS:

- AWS CloudWatch: Utilization of AWS CloudWatch for real-time monitoring and alerting to detect and respond to security incidents.

- AWS Security Hub: Integration with AWS Security Hub for centralized visibility into security findings and automated response capabilities.

Services Associated with Azure:

- Azure Monitor: Leveraging Azure Monitor for comprehensive monitoring and detection of security incidents in Azure environments.

- Azure Security Center: Integration with Azure Security Center for continuous security monitoring and threat detection.

Objective Evidence:

- Documentation of Prevention Policies: Comprehensive documentation outlining policies designed to prevent security violations.

- Logs and Reports for Detection: Logs and reports demonstrating the effectiveness of detection mechanisms in identifying and alerting to security incidents.

- Records of Containment Actions: Records showcasing actions taken to contain security incidents promptly upon detection.

- Documentation of Correction Procedures: Detailed documentation of procedures followed for correcting security incidents and preventing recurrence.

Possible Technology Considerations:

- Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS): Implementation of IDS to detect and alert on potential security violations.

- Security Information and Event Management (SIEM): Use of SIEM solutions for centralized monitoring, analysis, and response to security events.

- Automated Incident Response Tools: Integration with automated incident response tools for swift and efficient containment and correction.

What Needs to Be Answered:

How effective are the established prevention policies in mitigating potential security threats and vulnerabilities?

How timely are the detection mechanisms in identifying and alerting to security incidents?

How efficiently are containment strategies executed to prevent further unauthorized access or compromise?

How effective are the correction procedures in resolving security incidents and preventing recurrence?