Workstation Security (For HIPAA) Policy

1. Overview

See Purpose.

2. Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance for workstation security for eCuras workstations in order to ensure the security of information on the workstation and information the workstation may have access to.  Additionally, the policy provides guidance to ensure the requirements of the HIPAA Security Rule “Workstation Security” Standard 164.310(c) are met.

3. Scope

This policy applies to all eCuras employees, contractors, workforce members, vendors, and agents with a eCuras-owned or personal-workstation connected to the eCuras network.

4. Policy

Appropriate measures must be taken when using workstations to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of sensitive information, including protected health information (PHI), and that access to sensitive information is restricted to authorized users. 

3.1 Workforce members using workstations shall consider the sensitivity of the information, including protected health information (PHI) that may be accessed and minimize the possibility of unauthorized access.

3.2 eCuras will implement physical and technical safeguards for all workstations that access electronically protected health information to restrict access to authorized users.

3.3 Appropriate measures include:

5. Policy Compliance

5.1  Compliance Measurement

The Infosec team will verify compliance with this policy through various methods, including but not limited to periodic walk-thrus, video monitoring, business tool reports, internal and external audits, and feedback to the policy owner.

5.2  Exceptions

The Infosec team must approve any exception to the policy in advance.

5.3  Non-Compliance

An employee found to have violated this policy may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

6. Related Standards, Policies, and Processes

HIPPA 164.210

http://www.hipaasurvivalguide.com/hipaa-regulations/164-310.php

Revised: March 14th, 2018

Table of Content

  1. Acceptable Encryption Policy
  2. Acceptable Use Policy
  3. Clean Desc Policy
  4. Data Breach Response Policy
  5. Disaster Recovery Plan Policy
  6. Digital Signature Acceptance Policy
  7. Email Policy
  8. Ethics Policy
  9. Pandemic Response Planning Policy
  10. Password Construction Guidelines
  11. Password Protection Policy
  12. Security Response Plan Policy
  13. End User Encryption Key Protection Policy
  14. Acquisition Assessment Policy
  15. Bluetooth Baseline Requirements Policy
  16. Remote Access Policy
  17. Remote Access Tools Policy
  18. Router and Switch Security Policy
  19. Wireless Communication Policy
  20. Wireless Communication Standard
  21. Database Credentials Policy
  22. Technology Equipment Disposal Policy
  23. Information Logging Standard
  24. Lab Security Policy
  25. Server Security Policy 
  26. Software Installation Policy
  27. Workstation Security (For HIPAA) Policy
  28. Web Application Security Policy
  29.  Analog/ISDN Line Security Policy
  30. Anti-Virus Guidelines
  31. Server Audit Policy
  32. Automatically Forwarded Email Policy
  33. Communications Equipment Policy
  34. Dial In Access Policy
  35. Extranet Policy
  36. Internet DMZ Equipment Policy
  37. Internet Usage Policy
  38. Mobile Device Encryption Policy
  39. Personal Communication Devices and Voicemail Policy
  40. Removable Media Policy
  41. Risk Assessment Policy
  42. Server Malware Protection Policy
  43. Social Engineering Awareness Policy
  44. DMZ Lab Security Policy
  45. Email Retention Policy
  46. Employee Internet Use Monitoring and Filtering Policy
  47. Lab Anti Virus Policy
  48. Mobile Employee Endpoint Responsibility Policy
  49. Remote Access Mobile Computing Storage
  50. Virtual Private Network Policy