National Institute of Standards and Technolgy (NIST)

Ensure patient health data is safe with the latest security technologies and sophisticated risk management practices.

 Which Regulations Matter for Your Organization?

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the final version of its guidance for federal agencies to ensure that sensitive federal information remains confidential when stored in nonfederal information systems and organizations.

Contractors routinely process, store and transmit sensitive federal information to assist federal agencies in carrying out their core missions and business operations. Federal information is also shared with state and local governments, universities and independent research organizations.

To keep this information secure, Executive Order 13556 established the Controlled Unclassified Information (link is external) (CUI) Program to standardize the way the executive branch handles unclassified information that requires protection, such as personally identifiable information. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)administers the program. Information that qualifies as “controlled unclassified information” is defined by NARA in the CUI Registry (link is external), an extensive list of executive branch information that requires controls based on laws, regulations or government-wide policies.

What to know about the NIST Rule:

The guidelines are drawn from existing computer security requirements for federal information systems found in two of NIST’s foundational information security documents: Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS)200 and the Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations (NIST SP 800-53).


What You Need to Do - and How MDS Can Help:

The Certified MDS Cyber Security team is trained to ensure that all HIPAA compliance standards are effectively met and maintained. We go beyond the status-quo by delivering the highest level of data protection for our customers, ensuring their patients’ medical information is safe and protected.

Test Your HIPAA Security Controls

Enlist MDS to simulate real-world attacks against your defenses and evaluate the effectiveness of security measures at protecting ePHI. With HIPAA compliance heavily focused on policies and procedures how ePHI/PHI is safeguarded, MDS offers a fully customized Toolkit for organizations looking to jump-start their HIPAA policies and procedures.

MDS Can Help:

  • Identify weak points and app vulnerabilities
  • Test security effectiveness
  • Monitor user behavior and security incidents
  • Build an effective security program aligned to HIPAA requirements
HIPAA Compliance Assessments

For organizations new to HIPAA or looking to re-evaluate the current regulations in place, MDS experts are certified to meticulously unveil areas of non-compliance and heightened risk. When looking to satisfy an audit or investigation by the OCR will benefit from our MDS compliance experts.

HIPAA Privacy Rule Assessment

Like with the HIPAA Security Rule, MDS assess your organization’s compliance posture through the design, implementation, and effectiveness of controls. When weak spots or deficiencies are noted, MDS provides comprehensive recommendations to assist with remediation efforts.

HIPAA Training, Workshops, and Consulting Services

MDS understands that each organization is unique and faces their own set of challenges. Our experts are available to consult with all HIPAA-related matters.

Which Regulations Matter to You?

The certified professionals at MDS will help you determine which regulations your organization needs to meet.

Our Pledge:

Building out and maintaining your IT ecosystem doesn’t have to be a do-it-yourself project. MDS can help identify network issues, configure devices, and optimize your infrastructure to maximize efficiency and performance. Our consultants are highly trained technology specialists that understand the complexities of multi-vendor environments and have the knowledge and skills to help your business become more agile, customer-focused and operationally efficient.


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