Solved

Will Microsoft ending support for Windows XP  April 8th, 2014, make XP not HIPPA compliant?

Posted on 2014-01-26
11
547 Views
Last Modified: 2014-01-27
Will Microsoft ending support for Windows XP on April 8th, 2014, make XP not HIPAA compliant... as it will no longer be able to receive security updates and most likely be the new most targeted OS for exploits?

I found this http://www.techsublux.com/dumpxp/ , but not sure if completely true or not.
0
Comment
Question by:ZionTech1
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • +2
11 Comments
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:Zephyr ICT
ID: 39811206
Yes, Microsoft will end support on the 8th of April this year ...

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/enterprise/endofsupport.aspx

And you will indeed not be HIPPA complaint anymore...
0
 

Author Comment

by:ZionTech1
ID: 39811221
Can you provide proof of not being HIPAA compliant please?
0
 
LVL 25

Assisted Solution

by:Zephyr ICT
Zephyr ICT earned 250 total points
ID: 39811231
0
U.S. Department of Agriculture and Acronis Access

With the new era of mobile computing, smartphones and tablets, wireless communications and cloud services, the USDA sought to take advantage of a mobilized workforce and the blurring lines between personal and corporate computing resources.

 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:Aditya Arora
ID: 39811234
Yes it closing , no support now.
0
 
LVL 95

Accepted Solution

by:
Lee W, MVP earned 250 total points
ID: 39811237
There is no defined ruleset for hipaa compliance that you can crosscheck as I understand.  A person protecting patient healthcare information MUST take reasonable steps to ensure that data is safe.  So a 2 person doctor's office doesn't need a $10,000 firewall... but a hospital wouldn't get away with the same $250 firewall that 2 person doctor's office might.  By using an operating system that is no longer supported and is at GREATER RISK of compromise, I would be concerned that in a compliance check or worse, a breach, you could be fined for failing to take REASONABLE measures - a reasonable measure - as I would see it - would be to use a CURRENTLY SUPPORTED operating system.

At the end of the day, you're asking a LEGAL question and even lawyers disagree on such interpretations.  My final advice is CONSULT AN ATTORNEY and err on the side of caution by not taking a chance that it's not compliant.
0
 

Author Comment

by:ZionTech1
ID: 39811263
***UPDATE*** Many of you are not reading my question correctly. I am not asking if Microsoft is ending support for XP. I am asking if the ending of the support is making XP NOT HIPAA Compliant after the support ends.
0
 
LVL 44

Expert Comment

by:Darr247
ID: 39813443
Then why did you close the question already?
0
 

Author Comment

by:ZionTech1
ID: 39813569
I felt like I had sufficient answers between the 2 I questions I awarded points to. Why?
0
 
LVL 44

Expert Comment

by:Darr247
ID: 39813677
Because microsoft is ending only PUBLIC support for XP.
0
 

Author Comment

by:ZionTech1
ID: 39813732
What does PUBLIC support mean?
0
 
LVL 44

Expert Comment

by:Darr247
ID: 39813739
This question has already been closed... I'm clicking Unmonitor
<-- over there, now.
0

Featured Post

Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Ever notice how you can't use a new drive in Windows without having Windows assigning a Disk Signature?  Ever have a signature collision problem (especially with Virtual Machines?)  This article is intended to help you understand what's going on and…
Citrix XenApp, Internet Explorer 11 set to Enterprise Mode and using central hosted sites.xml file.
This video Micro Tutorial explains how to clone a hard drive using a commercial software product for Windows systems called Casper from Future Systems Solutions (FSS). Cloning makes an exact, complete copy of one hard disk drive (HDD) onto another d…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…

806 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question