Yes, Norton Antivirus is an effective tool to support HIPAA compliance. Pairing Norton Antivirus with other security measures creates the privacy that covered entities need for protected health information (PHI).
Norton Antivirus helps prevent computer hacking, an essential step in protecting PHI. The goal of antivirus software is to ensure devices are free from malware. Antivirus software is a good choice for all devices that access PHI, including laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
Hackers use malware to access private files, such as PHI. Covered entities can reduce the risk of data theft by protecting all devices and networks with antivirus software. Norton Antivirus blocks malware attacks and helps keep computers virus free. Additionally, the encryption features protect all of the information you send, receive, and store.
HIPAA regulations require covered entities to use anti-malware and antivirus protection. No business associate agreement is needed since Norton Antivirus doesn’t have access to PHI.