If a laptop, hard drive or USB is lost or stolen you must assume there has been a data breach. We would recommend that any device that leaves your premise or that is susceptible to being taken should have the hard drives encrypted. On the occasion that it disappears, the thief will be unable to read the information stored on the drive. If the drive is encrypted, you are not required to report the loss as part of your compliance, and you can avoid the costs and embarrassment of notifying all your clients. TCS can help your risk with HIPAA compliance by performing a HIPAA Risk Assessment on your network. The costs for HIPAA Assessment services are reasonable and will provide you with a wealth of information about the status of your network. Staying HIPAA compliant is not a one-time solution, like all security solutions it is multi- layered. Our recommendation is at least twice each year you have this assessment performed, so that you can take corrective action on the issues highlighted. Fill out the form to the right or call us today 336.804.8449 about having a HIPAA Risk assessment completed on your network.