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Do I need to encrypt data over a point-to-point T1 for HIPAA?

Do I need to encrypt data over a point-to-point T1 for HIPAA?  I know a non-switched circuit is pretty secure.  Do I need to have this traffic going through a tunnel to be safe?  There will be healthcare related data going accross.  What about HIPAA compliance?
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dempsedm
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weareitCommented:
By the strictest sense of security anytime data is accessed from a server it would need to be encrypted to ensure prying eyes have a difficult time accessing the data.  In many scenarios though, data sent on a local network is usually unencrypted.  Since a point-to-point T1 connection is an extension of your local network you could get away with transmitting the data an unencrypted format.  However, I would err on the safe side of things and encrypt the data anyway.

-saige-
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lrmooreCommented:
Short answer - no.
A point-point T1 does not traverse public circuits like a frame-relay point-multipoint would, or Internet would.
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dempsedmAuthor Commented:
Ok, I think you guys are both right.  I will think about this some more.

Thanks,

d
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