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Required training for WSU personnel regarding Protected Health Information (PHI), HIPAA and best practices.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

The HIPAA Privacy Rule establishes national standards to protect individuals’ medical records and other personal health information and applies to health plans, health care clearinghouses, and those health care providers that conduct certain health care transactions electronically. The Rule requires appropriate safeguards to protect the privacy of personal health information, and sets limits and conditions on the uses and disclosures that may be made of such information without patient authorization. The Rule also gives patients rights over their health information, including rights to examine and obtain a copy of their health records, and to request corrections.

The Privacy Rule is located at 45 CFR Part 160 and Subparts A and E of Part 164.

WSU Cyber Security Awareness – Core

The WSU Core SANS End User Training provides IT cyber security awareness training for WSU employees. The training contains information that addresses relevant threats and IT security concepts that are critical to WSU.

Topics include:

  • Social Engineering
  • Malware
  • Email and Phishing Passwords
  • Targeted Attacks
  • Social Networks
  • Mobile Devices
  • Browsing Safely
  • Data Security