Is SafeCopy Backup HIPAA Compliant?
While there is no standard certification for HIPAA compliance by any backup software, SafeCopy Backup complies with the Final Security Rule, the Privacy Rule, and our data centers comply with the Physical Security section of the rules. That’s as good as any backup service can do.
At the time of this writing (March 24th, 2009) there is no HIPAA compliance certification for backup services or software. With that said, SafeCopy meets the security and privacy requirements necessary to help your organization be HIPAA compliant.
HIPAA requires healthcare providers to establish a written disaster plan in case of emergencies that threaten data. Part of this plan is a data backup and recovery plan. SafeCopy Backup is valuable as part of a larger data protection and disaster recovery plan.
SafeCopy Backup secures data using 128-bit SSL encryption before being sent over the Internet. During storage on our backup system we use military-grade 448 bit encryption. The data can only be decrypted by the end user login and is not available on the SafeCopy system or by our staff.