Checking that proper authentication mechanisms are in place |
This section of HIPAA reads as "Implement procedures to verify that a person or entity seeking access to electronic protected health information is the one claimed."
Making sure that proper authentication is used is critical to ensure tracking of who access ePHI and when. This Action1 query checks the status of user authentication system on the managed endpoints and flags endpoints that might be out of compliance and require your attention.
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Related Alerts and Reports:
164.312 (a)(2)(i) Access Control: Unique User Identification
Required: Assign a unique name and/or number for identifying and tracking user identity
164.312 (a)(2)(iii) Access Control: Automatic Logoff
Addressable: Implement electronic procedures that terminate an electronic session after a predetermined time of inactivity
164.312 (a)(2)(iv) Access Control: Encryption and Decryption
Addressable: Implement a mechanism to encrypt and decrypt electronic protected health information
164.312 (b) Standard: Audit controls
Record and examine usage activity for electronic Protected Health Information
164.312 (e)(2)(ii) Transmission Security: Encryption
Addressable: Verify encryption of electronic Protected Health Information in transit
Find more information on 164.312 (d) Standard: Person or Entity Authentication at Microsoft TechNet.