How sure are you that the company you’re trusting to maintain your healthcare practice’s IT is safe? Are they taking every precaution to keep your system protected? Have you been made aware of any and all risks or security issues? Is your hardware up-to-date? Do they understand HIPAA compliance requirements?
When important data is being stored through an external vendor, you need to be 100% certain that everything is being accounted for. You can’t afford to let a breach or insufficient protection lead to your clients’ information being stolen or leaked – it can mean the end of your business. That’s why vendor risk assessment tests are important; to ensure you’re being properly taken care of and that the necessary steps are being taken for your defense.
What is a Vendor Risk Assessment Test?
A vendor risk assessment test ensures that the company maintaining your outsourced IT is properly handling their responsibilities. This includes:
How do you know if it’s time to run an assessment? If your IT company fits any of this criteria, you’re probably in trouble.