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OPTANE Memory and HIPAA Compliance

DRose7
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I am an IT consultant with some clients that are in the Health Community.

We encrypt their drives using Bitlocker to fulfill the 'data in place' requirement of the HIPAA security rules.

I like the idea of OPTANE and would like to start including in in our 'standard configuration.'

What is the effect of use of OPTANE on HIPAA compliance ?

Thank you,

David

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idata
Community Manager
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Hi David,

 

 

After investigating on your concern, I can confirm you that the encryption used by Bitlocker is still applied once the drive has been paired with the Intel® Optane™ Memory.

 

 

Having said this, you will still be able to encrypt the data on the drive as you are currently doing. There is, however, a recommended way to enable the encryption so that the data is properly encrypted. This process is explained in the following article: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advisory/intel-sa-00114.html

 

 

I hope you find this information useful

 

 

Have a nice day.

 

 

Regards,

 

Diego V.

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idata
Community Manager
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Hi David,

 

 

Thank you for posting in the Intel® communities.

 

 

Please let me investigate about your concern. I'll post any updates here as soon as possible.

 

 

Have a nice day.

 

 

Regards,

 

Diego V.
idata
Community Manager
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Hi David,

 

 

After investigating on your concern, I can confirm you that the encryption used by Bitlocker is still applied once the drive has been paired with the Intel® Optane™ Memory.

 

 

Having said this, you will still be able to encrypt the data on the drive as you are currently doing. There is, however, a recommended way to enable the encryption so that the data is properly encrypted. This process is explained in the following article: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advisory/intel-sa-00114.html

 

 

I hope you find this information useful

 

 

Have a nice day.

 

 

Regards,

 

Diego V.
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