Organizations that have already aligned their security programs to either the NIST Cybersecurity Framework or the HIPAA Security Rule may find this crosswalk helpful in identifying potential gaps in their programs. Taking specific action to address these gaps can bolster compliance with the Security Rule and improve an entity’s ability to secure ePHI from a broad range of threats. The HIPAA Security Rule is designed to be flexible, scalable, and technology-neutral, which enables it to accommodate integration with more detailed frameworks such as the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. Although the Security Rule does not require use of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, and use of the Framework does not guarantee HIPAA compliance, the crosswalk provides an informative tool for entities to use to help them more comprehensively manage security risks in their environments.
For capacity planning, regulatory planning and auditing we use modeling tools to project the impact of new policies and employee behavior. These capacity planning tools help infrastructure and Board governance teams create, anticipate and balance.