Selected Links



These National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) links provide security reference material.  Several reports in the Special Publications 800 series are noted in HIPAA's security rule preamble.

  NIST security
NIST special pubs

(ISC)2 (the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium Inc.) sets the gold standard for information security professional certification.


ISSA (the Information Systems Security Association) is the industry's primary professional organization.

These organizations provide security alerts and assistance with incident response:

CVE, the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project, centralizes and standardizes terminology for viruses and other exposures.


HIPAA is the US Health and Human Services web site with information on HIPAA Administrative Simplification rules.

  HIPAA and other Health Information Privacy resources are at   HHS’s Office for Civil Rights

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) contains many helpful resources on the FACT Act and identity theft prevention.


THOMAS tracks federal legislation through Congress.


The Health Privacy Project is an organization dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of ensuring health privacy.



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