High security networks

Discussion in 'Tech Heads' started by Solayce, Jan 25, 2019.

  1. Fais

    Fais TZT Abuser

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    I'm no security expert, but I get to hear all sorts of things in the Health Care Industry. I hear payers, providers, and even big pharma getting hacked all the time. However I only know about periphery systems and its limited in scope with regards to HIPPA compliant systems. Probably a few times a year right now for most major industry leaders. But we have really upped our game recently, they are spending a ton of money on security now.
     
  2. Solayce

    Solayce Would you like some making **** BERSERKER!!! Staff Member

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    Thanks Fais, and thanks everyone.

    So, the initial pitch we gave would have been, basically, on the scale of a National Sequencing Center. That was shot down after much lobbying.

    The way it will be handled (which is great as a tax payer, but horrible as a money grubbing capitalist) is through a more traditional grant proposal system. 1st round open submissions, with 3 "winners" gaining seed monies for 2-3 years. Then, results will be compared across the 3 initial winners to determine a final winner, that gets the big dollars for a large scale solution.

    Our proposal was sent last week. It will be a couple months before we hear back.

    The security person we had hired was temporary and part time. That said, she had quite a bit of experience with HIPAA requirements and put us in contact with resources that can really help us out - from policies all the way down to computer and network configs. And, from what I was able to gather, it really is more like Utumno mentioned - paperwork and polices are the core needs, and you almost need those first, as they inform your build requirements. You could do builds first and not screw yourself if you assumed more security than you wound up needing, but if you undershot to save money, you could potentially get screwed.
     
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  3. Fais

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    My old group had a 100K+ patient db get it a few times a year. Thank God they finally rebuilt that thing from scratch. I think your teams solution sounds better then any single solution I have heard....