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Press Release: DriveSavers Achieves HIPAA Compliance

Data recovery service provider upholds the highest standards of confidentiality and data protection required by the Healthcare industry

(Novato, CA – October 11, 2011) – DriveSavers Data Recovery, the worldwide leader in data recovery services, announced today that the company has achieved compliance with all data security standards outlined in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Performed by Trusted Consulting Compliance (TrustCC), the evaluation of compliance was designed to measure the controls over DriveSavers data recovery processes as they are performed for customers with damaged media containing electronic protected health information (PHI). Damaged media received from healthcare providers may contain sensitive electronic data such as patient records and medical transcripts for doctors, hospitals and/or clinics. DriveSavers is the only certified HIPAA compliant data recovery service provider in the industry that meets all data security standards.

Healthcare providers, financial institutions and government agencies are required to meet the most stringent data security guidelines by law and now require third-party data recovery vendors, who handle their data, to meet these same guidelines. DriveSavers is leading the data recovery market by investing in technology, research, equipment, new facilities and training so that it meets those rigorous security demands.

“With an increase in the amount of sensitive patient data that is being stored electronically, plus the strict regulations for securing PHI data, it’s no surprise that data breach is a major concern for CIOs in healthcare,” said Michael Hall, CISO at DriveSavers Data Recovery. “Healthcare providers spend a significant amount of time vetting their prospective vendors to ensure that they adhere to HIPAA security compliance guidelines. Our healthcare customers can feel confident that our data recovery services meet HIPAA data security standards as well as other important security standards and protocols.”

In addition to being HIPAA compliant, DriveSavers is the only data recovery provider in the industry to show proof that it undergoes company-wide SOC 2 Type II audits on an annual basis. SOC 2 Type II is the corporate industry’s standard for an overall control structure. The company also adheres to U.S. Government security protocols, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act Data Security Rule (GLBA), the Data at Rest mandate (DAR) and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). DriveSavers engineers have received certifications for completing extensive training programs from leading encryption software vendors, including GuardianEdge, PGP, Pointsec (Check Point Software Technology) and Utimaco.

DriveSavers can successfully recover lost data from encrypted hardware, software, email, network files, wireless device data and all storage/backup devices. Companies that have trusted DriveSavers with their critical data include: CompuCom Systems, Inc., eBay, NASA, Weill Cornell Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center.

About DriveSavers

DriveSavers Data Recovery, the worldwide leader in data recovery services, provides the fastest, most reliable and only certified secure data recovery service in the industry. DriveSavers is the only data recovery company to post proof of annual company-wide SOC 2 Type II audits, the Corporate Industry’s standard for an overall control structure. DriveSavers High Security Service adheres to U.S. Government security protocols to ensure that no data is ever compromised during the data recovery process. DriveSavers maintains the most technologically advanced Certified ISO Class 5 Cleanroom in the industry and is authorized to open drives by all major storage device manufacturers without voiding the warranty. DriveSavers engineers recover lost data from all storage devices and all operating systems and are trained and certified in all leading encryption and forensic technologies. Satisfied customers include: Bank of America, Google, Lucasfilm, NASA, Harvard University, Salvation Army and The Rolling Stones.

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