Email Encryption: The Get Out of Jail Free Card

HIPAA does not require email encryption, but any risk assessment will conclude that email encryption is vital to protecting your organization against threats and accidental breaches. Email encryption is becoming more accessible and cost-effective than ever. The insurance that it provides is invaluable to your business because you do not have to report a breach when encrypted data is accessed. Jason Karn, Total HIPAA’s Chief Compliance Officer, and Rob McDonald, VP of Customer Solutions at Virtru, a data protection company, talk about why you need to be using encryption when you transmit any protected health information.

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