November Newsletter

November 01 , 2009 in Newsletter

Welcome to the SecurShred Newsletter.
The November 2009 edition incompasses news on SecurShred’s Record Storage Solution, FACTA – Red Flag Rule now in Effect and HITECH Related Reference To NIST Specification Causing Confusion/Concern!

SecurShred Offers Secure Record Storage Solution!
Safe. Secure. Accessible. Cost Efficient.
The SecurShred corporate records storage center helps our customers save up to 50% on costs associated with storage space, personnel and records management. Located in Vermont, the facility is climate controlled, protected from fire, water, and theft, and security monitored 24/7. The corporate records storage center uses state of the art computerized inventory controls to provide trackable information on your records at all times. Your documents are accessible to you and can be retrieved by the whole box or single file within 24 hours
of your request.

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FACTA – Red Flag Rule now in Effect
As of November 1st, after being pushed back twice, the Red Flag Rule (amendment to FACTA) will finally go into effect, requiring every organization “that holds any consumer account, or other account for which there is a reasonably foreseeable risk of identity theft” to develop what it calls “reasonable policies and procedures for detecting, preventing, and mitigating identity theft.” The FTC says that the law will apply to an estimated 11 million organizations.

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HITECH Related Reference To NIST Specification Causing Confusion/Concern!
The Department of Health and Human Services issued guidance related to safe harbors for healthcare providers to avoid mandatory data breach notification. The guidance states that if computer hard drives are disposed after sanitization meeting National Institute for Standards and Testing (NIST) specification SP 800-88,data breach notification will not be required. It also states that that destroying paper media in a manner that it “cannot be read or otherwise cannot be reconstructed” provides that same safe harbor.The NIST SP 800-88 specification reference in the HHS Guidance DOES NOT APPLY to paper media within the HHS Safe Harbor Guidance, HIPAA, HITECH or Data Breach Notification.

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