San Antonio, TX – February 21, 2011 – Digital Defense, Inc., a leading provider of information security governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) solutions, today announced they are providing information security services for Ozarks Medical Center (OMC). These services include Digital Defense’s managed vulnerability scanning, wireless security testing, and penetration testing.
“We were initially looking for an organization that could provide ongoing vulnerability scanning services and one that could provide a risk assessment,” explained Mark Odom, Information Security Officer at Ozarks Medical Center. “We need to maintain compliance with HIPAA HITECH and Electronic Health Record Initiatives, and vulnerability scanning and risk assessments are two key components of our information security compliance program. We have been exceedingly pleased with the solutions provided by Digital Defense. The managed service aspect of the vulnerability scanning service has been an enormous time and cost saver for OMC. The fact we found a turnkey security solutions provider that helps us address our compliance objectives as well as works with us on an ongoing basis to ensure we have a strong security posture going forward was ideal.”
“We are pleased we are able to provide effective security solutions for OMC designed to not only provide a strong, ongoing information security program, but also assist them in attaining their compliance goals,” said Larry R. Hurtado, president and CEO of Digital Defense. “The fact that OMC takes the initiative and addresses security issues in a proactive manner is laudable. The Digital Defense approach of offering a managed version of our vulnerability scanning service run by a security analyst is very popular with clients. We are one of a very few security providers to offer this option, which is efficient and cost effective for organizations of all sizes in any vertical.”
Digital Defense clients using the managed option of the vulnerability scanning service receive access to a Personal Security Analyst, as well as an Analyst on Demand. In addition, Digital Defense provides prioritization of found vulnerabilities for remediation, so clients save valuable time addressing the more severe vulnerabilities on hosts with the greatest importance to the organization. Clients have access to a variety of standard and customized reporting as well as trending information to ensure long-term analysis and broad organizational understanding of their security and risk status. Digital Defense’s integrated approach to the delivery of vulnerability management services offers economic and support benefits to organizations seeking an independent, recurring evaluation of their security operation.
About Ozarks Medical Center
At Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) in West Plains, Mo., we take pride in the fact that we are neighbors providing care to neighbors. In addition to providing the compassionate care our patients deserve, we continually strive to bring high technology health care to the region, through the development of new services, the acquisition of new equipment and the recruitment of high-quality health care professionals. OMC is a 114-bed, not-for- profit medical referral center serving an 11-county area in south central Missouri and north central Arkansas. OMC employs approximately 1,100 people and serves a population base of 150,000. Ozarks Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, an independent, not-for-profit organization that develops standards of quality in collaboration with health professionals.