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Re: HIPAA_Compliance
From: "David Glosser" <david_glosser () yahoo com>
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2004 17:41:15 -0400

I can second the high overhead.

However, we've testing Intel IPSEC offload cards and have been VERY
impressed.   Very little overhead, if any, to the desktop or server
CPUs.....

As an added security bonus, if you set the IPSEC policy to REQUIRE
encryption on the server, then the client must be running IPSEC as well.  So
anyone just plugging in a laptop won't be able to connect/scan/probe the
server at all..  ... Less than $100 per card for the Intel IPSEC offload
server card and $50 for the client.

Again, we are only testing. I'd be interested in hearing from someone who
has used these in a production environment.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Billy Dodson" <billy () pmm-i com>
To: "Robinson, Sonja" <SRobinson () HIPUSA com>; "paralleluniverse"
<paralleluniverse () ev1 net>; <security-basics () lists securityfocus com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2004 9:39 AM
Subject: RE: HIPAA_Compliance


If you are in a windows enviroment, you can use IPSEC policies within
the domain security policy to encrypt traffic on the LAN.  This is of
course with a very high overhead.  I am not deeply versed in HIPPA
policies.  You can reduce some of the overhead by just encrypting
traffic between domain controllers.  I know that also if you uses Cisco
routers for your WAN, they can be configured to encrypt that traffic as
well.


Billy Dodson
Network Systems Engineer
Permian Micro Mart
3815 E. 52nd Street
Odessa, TX 79762
432.367.3239 - Direct Line
432.367.6179 x139

-----Original Message-----
From: Robinson, Sonja [mailto:SRobinson () HIPUSA com]
Sent: Monday, April 05, 2004 3:00 PM
To: 'paralleluniverse'; security-basics () lists securityfocus com
Subject: RE: HIPAA_Compliance

What are you trying to encrypt and from what points?

i.e. PHI in e-mail - suggest Kryptiq, Sigaba, PGP enterprise solutions
depending on your needs you could also use desktop - ssl file
transfer/gateway decryption  VPN -works for communications over telecomm
lines for business partners, subsidiaries, etc.

secure ftp - for file transfer

web file repository - ssl file transfer

Your soultion wil ldepend on what you are looking to encrypt, why and
the to/from points.

-----Original Message-----
From: paralleluniverse [mailto:paralleluniverse () ev1 net]
Sent: Saturday, April 03, 2004 9:48 PM
To: security-basics () lists securityfocus com
Subject: HIPAA_Compliance


Hello to All,

In order to provide security solutions for HIPAA compliance, encryption,
though not required, seems to solve several of the problems. Would
anyone have some suggestions for an inexpensive, easy to deploy,
convenient to use, and easy to train staff, encryption solution? Other
thoughts?

Ron Cohen
FUNEN



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