Press Release: Perform Vulnerability Assessments to Address HIPAA Mandates

Contact: John Schelewitz
Phone: (480) 663-3225

WASHINGTON, DC USA -- HIT/HIPAA UPDATE NEWS SERVICE™ -- APRIL 6, 2017: Federal & State regulations mandate organizations perform a thorough & comprehensive risk assessment exercise. A critical component of the HIPAA Security Rule implementation specification, Risk Analysis, is to conduct vulnerability assessments.

New! States such as New York have introduced regulatory requirements for vulnerability assessments to be performed bi-annually and penetration tests at least annually. Note that State mandates may be stricter than federal mandates.

When was the last time you conducted a vulnerability assessment or a penetration test exercise?

Complimentary! Call ecfirst to schedule a free Bronze Vulnerability Assessment. This is for a very limited time.

The ecfirst Bronze Vulnerability Assessment consists of one (1) area of testing and is performed entirely remotely.

  • External Assessment (performed remotely)
    • Up to four (4) externally accessible IP addresses are scanned for vulnerabilities, and
    • One (1) website/application anonymously crawled/scanned for vulnerabilities.
    • Results of the assessment delivered within one (1) week

Please discuss your requirements for vulnerability assessment with John Schelewitz at 480.663.3225 or Lorna Waggoner at 515.779.6629. Visit to learn more about ecfirst HIPAA compliance management services, including assessments, training, and certification. ecfirst is a HITRUST CSF Authorized Assessor and a PCI QSA.