" secureform Archives - Page 2 of 6 - HIPAA News, Web & Email Security Tips & News - Plus More | LuxSci
LuxSci

Posts Tagged ‘secureform’

SecureForm: API and Auditing Updates for Database Storage

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Your web and/or PDF forms can securely delivery data to you in many ways using LuxSci SecureForm.  One of these ways, saving all of your form post data to a hosted database, is now even more useful:

  • Data can be downloaded and/or deleted using LuxSci’s API
  • Row-level Audit trails are now explicitly maintained for access to database-stored data

Form Database Access using the LuxSci API

LuxSci’s API enables SecureForm customers to manage form posts stored to hosted MySQL databases.  In particular, this makes audited access to stored (and encrypted) data simple, does not require any SQL knowledge, and permits you to determine if access is read only or read and delete.

Read the rest of this post »

Switch from Adobe Form Central and have Secure Forms with No Programming

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

LuxSci SecureForm and FormBuilder enabled you to create web forms and receive your form submissions in any way you like — email, sftp, online storage, mysql, etc.  No programming needed, no web site or hosting needed, we can take care of it all for you.

Why LuxSci SecureForm?

Read the rest of this post »

Adding HIPAA-Compliance to your Web Forms in 10 minutes

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Forms are pervasive on web sites; the number of forms associated with medical web sites is growing exponentially as everyone is scrambling towards the goal of a paperless office, seeking to optimize time spent processing applications and managing patient data, speeding up the process of making appointments and getting referrals, meeting meaningful use, etc.

Web forms used in the medical industry generally have to be HIPAA-compliant, however, as they almost always involve the input and transfer of ePHI in one way or another.  That presents a problem as the requirements for a HIPAA-compliant web site are complex and take knowledgeable and experienced developers to implement and take extra time and money to get right — and you really have to get things right where HIPAA is concerned.

So, this is where most people are:

  1. They have a web site, which itself is likely not HIPAA compliant yet
  2. The have some web forms already … or maybe have some forms that they want to put up
  3. These forms will collect ePHI
  4. They need to set this up and have it be HIPAA compliant and don’t want to spend a lot of money or time getting it going.

What they need is “HIPAA Form Processing“. 

Read the rest of this post »

Can your web and PDF forms save to an Encrypted Database?

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Many web form processing systems allow you to save the form posts in a database.  However, for security and compliance reasons, that is not really very secure.  Of course, if your form processing and the database are in a secure, compliant environment (e.g. a HIPAA-compliant dedicated server), then the situation is better and it may be OK to have your form data saved unencrypted in your database.

However, as the person doing your compliance risk analysis will tell you, it is always better to have data encrypted at rest if you have a choice.  That greatly reduces your risk of breach / compromise.  The problem is: these web form processing systems and plugins will not encrypt your data for you and it is not easy to get a database that is itself fully encrypted.

So — what can you do to lock down your data?

Read the rest of this post »

Wish your Web Site Form submissions could turn into PDFs?

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Would you like this work flow?

  1. People fill out forms on your web site
  2. They press “Submit”
  3. You get that submissions as PDFs that looks just like you need them to

It is simple; we find many organizations are looking for this because either:

  • Their people are used to processing documents that look a specific way — and if their web site submissions could look like the forms people are used to … then processing accuracy is improved and change is minimized
  • PDFs are a standard way of saving and archiving documents
  • Maybe you also want to collect a signature on your web form and have the PDF signed

Most web form processing solutions do not have the capacity to produce flattened, custom PDFs from your web form submissions; almost none can also do it securely, in a HIPAA-compliant manner.

Read the rest of this post »

6 ways to improve your web site forms

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Web site forms are ubiquitous.  Every site needs them to engage their visitors, collect information, makes sales, etc.  They are easy to add to your site, but not necessarily easy to do right.

Make a quick web form using some generic web site authoring software and put it up on your site and it may work, but you also may have serious issues:

  • Incomplete Forms. Users submitting incomplete forms — e.g. not filling out all of the important fields
  • Invalid Input. Users not entering the “right” information — e.g. not actually putting an email address in the email address field
  • Form Spam Bots. Automated programs may fill out and submit your forms … sending you junk in the form of gibberish or web site URLs they hope you will visit and buy stuff from.
  • Form Insecurity. If your from collects any kind of sensitive information … from passwords to medical data … it could easily be setup incorrectly and allow phishing attacks or data leakage.
  • Stale Forms. You updated your form … but someone just somehow submitted the old version which is not even on the Internet anymore!
  • Connectivity/Server Issues. You don’t want your users to give up because their network is down or your site is down for a few seconds.

All of these problems impact the success of your site — causing everything from annoyance to the inability to contact your sales leads to breaches of privacy.  Fortunately, it is not really hard to plug these gaps and have a solid, productive, and secure web form.

Read the rest of this post »

Supercharged Forms: Complex Form Processing with SecureForm and jQuery

Monday, September 15th, 2014

The classical web form is very simple: Customer fills it out and hits submit; the form submits and is processed; the data is emailed to the desired recipient.  Clean, simple, and easy to implement and secure.  Even easier by plugging the form into an existing backend form processor like SecureForm.

Time passes and business requirements get more complicated.  You need your form data to be handled in increasingly varied and complex ways, automatically.

For example:

  1. You need an encrypted copy of the data to be stored in your archival system
  2. Once archived, the data needs to be re-filled into a PDF and emailed to your sales team for review
  3. It also needs to be FTP’d securely to your office server to be ingested into your your office CRM system

Another example:

  1. Your data needs to be submitted and processed as usual
  2. Instead of re-directing to a new page when the submission is complete, you need to simply alter the current page (e.g. remove the submit button and say “Thank you”)

These examples and complex variations on them can all be readily achieved without much effort by combining the swiss-army-knife features of SecureForm and jQuery.

Read the rest of this post »

SecureForm Form Builder Supports Custom JavaScript

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

LuxSci’s SecureForm service includes “Form Builder,” which allows customers to visually build and host secure web forms… without needing any special software, hosting, or SSL certificates.

The Form Builder service now supports the addition of custom blocks of JavaScript to each of the hosted pages (with jQuery also automatically included).  Using custom JavaScript blocks, customers can now do things such as:

  1. Conditional logic — show and hide parts of the form dynamically
  2. Dynamically load content from external sources using AJAX
  3. Provide complex user interface elements
  4. Implement custom validation scenarios
  5. Anything else you can think of

Custom JavaScript blocks allow developers to extend the pages built by the SecureForm Builder service to do almost anything they would like…. at no additional charge.

SecureForm: Give your customers access to their form submissions

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Many times when a customer fills out a form on your website, they want a copy for their own records. Providing this copy of the submitted data often takes manual effort on your behalf to search your Inbox, WebAides Documents, or database, extract the appropriate file, and email the file as an attachment back to the individual who filled it out.

Of course, this presumes that the submittee entered their email address accurately, and that you send the form back to their correct address. When sending a copy via this method, sensitive information such as medical data that needs to be HIPAA compliant could possibly be sent to the wrong person or insecurely, resulting in a possible breach and violation!

With LuxSci SecureForm it is easy to securely provide the person submitting the form a copy, automatically and immediately after they submit your form.

Read the rest of this post »

Free Secure Hosting of PDF Forms

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Users of the LuxSci SecureForm processing service can now host their PDF forms for free as part of the SecureForm system.  With one click to upload your form, you get an SSL-protected web link that you can use to access your PDF form from anywhere … put it on your web site, email it to customers, etc.

  • Free storage: No charge for storing your PDF forms online.
  • Large forms: Store PDF forms up to 20MB in size … contact Support to store larger forms.
  • Unlimited access: No charge for downloads of your forms; no limit to how many times they can be downloaded.
  • Scalable, redundant, fast: Forms are stored redundantly on a large numbers of servers with the capacity to handle extremely large numbers of concurrent downloads without slowing down.. plus  inherent redundancy that keeps your forms available even in the face of server failures.
  • Secure: The web address to access your forms is secured via SSL.
  • Brandable.  The links all look like “https://secureform.luxsci.com/forms/…” unless you purchase Private Labeling with your own SSL certificate for your own domain name.  Then, these links can be your own domain, e.g. “https://your-domain.com/forms/…”

Hosting your PDF forms via LuxSci SecureForm has other significant benefits:

Read the rest of this post »