Virtual Information Security Program (VISP) and Managed Data Loss Prevention (DLP) expand Fortified’s portfolio of healthcare security services  

FRANKLIN, TN (November 1, 2016) – Today at the CHIME 16 Fall CIO Forum in Phoenix, Arizona, Fortified Health Security, a leader in information security, compliance and managed services focusing solely in the healthcare industry, announced the launch of its new Virtual Information Security Program (VISP), Managed Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and 24/7/365 security information event monitoring (SIEM) offerings.

“As cyberattacks grow more sophisticated and breaches become more common, healthcare organizations are increasingly aware of their need to partner with experienced security and compliance professionals to help mitigate their cybersecurity and compliance risks,” said Dan L. Dodson, President of Fortified Health Security. “With the addition of VISP, Managed DLP, and 24/7/365 Security Information & Event Monitoring (SIEM), Fortified has a comprehensive approach for improving the security posture of healthcare organizations.”

Through VISP, Fortified Health Security provides a comprehensive panel of security professionals with the expertise and capability of an in-house CISO/ISO that is available 24 hours a day/seven days a week, without the associated level of overhead and benefits required when adding another top-level executive.

VISP can be added to an organization within days instead of the months that a search for a full-time ISO typically takes. It also provides a fresh, independent perspective, free of organizational politics and culture, so healthcare organizations can concentrate on what’s best for the business.

Managed DLP makes DLP, an advanced security solution, which historically has only been available to larger organizations with greater resources, now accessible, affordable and manageable for community hospitals. This dynamic tool allows hospitals to proactively manage where sensitive data is sent and how it is received so they can meet compliance and regulation requirements such as the HIPAA Security Role, PCI, Joint Commission and state privacy regulations.

“We work alongside healthcare organizations to build a tailored program designed to leverage their prior security investments and current processes,” said Dodson. “Our team understands the nuances of healthcare IT environments and can lead successful DLP deployments by implementing proven polices and effective, on-going alert management.  As with all of the services we provide our clients, it’s our mission to empower every healthcare organization with the most effective solutions to minimize IT security risks and enhance patient outcomes.”

Fortified Health Security is also now offering Security Information & Event Monitoring (SIEM), which provides around the clock monitoring for HIPAA Security Role compliance by utilizing custom-built reporting modules, macros and taxonomies. SIEM also works in conjunction with Fortified’s other security services, such as vulnerability management, to assist organizations to meet HIPAA security provisions so that they can demonstrate compliance for patient information security as a part of their ongoing operational security process.



Fortified Health Security, formerly Fortified Health Solutions, is a leader in information security, compliance and managed services. We focus exclusively on helping healthcare professionals overcome operational and regulatory challenges everyday in regards to HIPAA, HITECH, and Meaningful Use. Founded in 2009, we have established a heritage of excellence, compliance and innovation. Today, Fortified Health Security partners with healthcare organizations across the continuum, serving health systems, single hospital entities, physician practices, post-acute providers, payors and business associates.