Aetna said to partner with AlertSec to support HIPPA compliance

Health insurance and dental coverage company Aetna has reportedly partnered with AlertSec to support its encryption capabilities and compliance requirements.

As part of the deal, the insurance company will integrate the AlertSEC Ensure solution to around 300,000 broker partners, according to a report from Digital Insurance.

Its solution will be used to scan devices used by brokers and determine their encryption capabilities, it said. Aetna decided to partner with AlertSec due to the requirements of HIPAA which stresses firms has data encryption.

The insurance company is also allegedly working with other companies for encryption which go further than just compliance, the article reports.

US-based AlertSec enables companies to enforce encryption of third-party devices, such as partners and brokers. Its goal is to help companies better protect and secure their data in all end-points and ensure vulnerabilities and weaknesses are identified.

When the solution is deployed to scan a third-parties system, it detects any encryption methods and if the company fails, they are directed to information around how to improve encryption.

Its technology can be used to support compliance with regulations protecting data, such as GDPR, HIPAA, SOX, and 23 NYCRR 500.

To comply with GDPR, the company encrypts all data on a device and removable media, like USBs, and third-parties. Going further, the solution also helps companies to monitor their compliance and demonstrate the adoption of encryption measures.


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