Frequently Asked Questions : Security

Security

HIPAA Security Rule

What is the purpose of the HIPAA Security Rule?
Who will enforce the HIPAA Security Rule?
What does the HIPAA Security Rule mean by physical safeguards?
What does the HIPAA Security Rule mean by technical safeguards?
What does the HIPAA Security Rule mean by administrative safeguards?
Does the HIPAA Security Rule require the use of specific technologies?
Does the HIPAA Security Rule apply to communications that are not in electronic format?

Security at the University

Who is responsible for information security at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine?
Who is a data steward?
Who is a data custodian?
Who is a data user?
What is a security incident?
Can I use Dropbox to store or transfer University of Miami sensitive information?
Can I use my personal storage devices such as USB flash drives to store University information?
Does the University have an authorized vendor for off-site storage of records?

Definitions

What is a computer virus?
What is encryption?
What is malware?
What is spyware?