The biggest fear most eSignature users have is if their signatures really are 100% secure. Document protection and security is absolutely essential for documents that require signature.
eSign Genie boasts 128 bit encryption to protect all of your documents. In a 128 bit encrypted document there are 340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 possible key combinations- meaning it would take longer than the age of the universe to crack the key. While there are several different levels of encryption, 128 bit is more than sufficient for every encryption need. Bruce Schneier is a cryptography and security industry expert- he states ,
“[F]or new applications I suggest that people don’t use AES-256. AES-128 provides more than enough security margin for the future. But if you’re already using AES-256, there’s no reason to change.”
128 bit encryption will keep your documents entirely secure when they are saved to the eSign Genie portal. You also have the option to email the PDF files to both parties, or download the PDF file. When doing this be sure to keep files completely secure once they have been sent. eSign Genie cannot guarantee the protection of documents once they have left the portal.
HIPAA & Security
What is HIPAA?
In 1996 the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act was passed to ensure the protection of protected health information (PHI). PHI covers everything from the scanned copy of the driver’s license, diagnosis reports, to prescription slips. Everything that happens in the healthcare industry must ensure that it is 100% HIPAA compliant to keep their patients safe and to also avoid monstrous fees for noncompliance.
eSign Genie uses Datacate out of Santa Clara, California as its data center. Datacate is compliant with HIPAA regulations. In 2013 the HIPAA Omnibus Rule was enacted- extending requirements of HIPAA to business associates. Business Associate Agreements (BAA) are legally binding documents required between healthcare providers and business associates of any form, that ensure the protection of PHI and complete compliance with HIPAA. Datacate has a BAA and eSign Genie will create and sign a BAA with any healthcare provider planning to use eSign Genie for PHI.