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REQ.179 Define backup frequency

This document contains the details of the security requirements related to data management in the organization. This requirement establishes the importance of defining the frequency period for the backup process of the information stored on every system.


The organization must define the frequency period to execute the backup to each information system.


  1. HIPAA Security Rules 164.310(a)(2)(i) Contingency Operations: Establish (and implement as needed) procedures that allow facility access in support of restoration of lost data under the disaster recovery plan and emergency mode operations plan in the event of an emergency.

  2. HIPAA Security Rules 164.310(d)(2)(iv) Data Backup and Storage: Create a retrievable exact copy of electronic protected health information, when needed, before movement of equipment.

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