PREMERA


“Web Security Framework Evaluation and Implementation” project 

Requirements Analysis
Technical Due Diligence
Financial Analysis & Projection
Application/Database Integration

Premera Blue Cross is a major health insurance organization that provides services to more than a million members throughout the Northwest U.S. The company needed a bulletproof Web security system tailored for the particular requirements of their business that would also accommodate the privacy requirements mandated in HIPAA. WrinkleBrain — a specialist in both Internet security and HIPAA compliance — compared several potential security frameworks against Premera’s needs, thoroughly evaluated the contenders on a technical level, and ultimately recommended the system that Premera and its clients rely on today.

“Web Security Framework Evaluation and Implementation” project

Requirements Analysis
Technical Due Diligence
Financial Analysis & Projection
Application/Database Integration

Premera Blue Cross is a major health insurance organization that provides services to more than a million members throughout the Northwest U.S. The company needed a bulletproof Web security system tailored for the particular requirements of their business that would also accommodate the privacy requirements mandated in HIPAA. WrinkleBrain — a specialist in both Internet security and HIPAA compliance — compared several potential security frameworks against Premera’s needs, thoroughly evaluated the contenders on a technical level, and ultimately recommended the system that Premera and its clients rely on today.

“Network Security Architecture and Configuration” project

Requirements Analysis
Technical Due Diligence
Financial Analysis & Projection

Like all organizations of its kind, Premera Blue Cross is working to bring its network system into compliance with the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) before the government’s 2004 deadline. Leaving nothing to chance, Premera hired a HIPAA security expert — WrinkleBrain. The task: secure the digital messaging infrastructure used by Premera and its service providers so that they can confidentially communicate private health information. WrinkleBrain provided the project leadership, design, and requirements analysis services needed to get secure messaging up and running

 “Internal Configuration Compliance” project

Healthcare (HIPAA) Security Implementation
Project Management

Keeping all the machines on a large network properly configured and secure can be a daunting challenge for any organization. Premera Blue Cross is no exception. They hired WrinkleBrain’s network experts to implement the infrastructure, policies and processes that are needed to both efficiently manage the Premera Windows NT server farm and comply with HIPAA regulations. The project goal is to ensure that each machine employs current network security measures; has a completely up-to-date configuration; and is used in a way that conforms to Premera’s internal criteria. [At this writing, work is continuing and is progressing on schedule