Third Parties Continue to Pose Significant Risks and Challenges Associated with Safeguarding Health Information
May 8, 2013
Frisco, TX – May 8, 2013 – The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) is announcing today that leading healthcare organizations will be requiring their business associates to participate in the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) Assurance Program and submit CSF assessment reports as part of their information protection programs.
Will Assist Healthcare Organizations to Mitigate Cybersecurity Risk and Comply with HIPAA Omnibus Regulations
Apr 17, 2013
SAN DIEGO, April 17, 2013 -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its Kratos SecureInfo cybersecurity business group has been designated by the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) as a Common Security Framework (CSF) Assessor. The HITRUST CSF is the healthcare industry’s most widely adopted framework that reconciles and harmonizes the requirements of existing standards and regulations, including healthcare (HIPAA, HITECH), third party (PCI, COBIT) and government (NIST, FTC).
Rise in Cyber Threats Targeted at the Healthcare Industry Leads to Increased Industry Awareness
Apr 10, 2013
Frisco, TX – April 10, 2013 – In response to heightened awareness and concerns about cyber threats, attacks and incidents, the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) announced today new guidance for healthcare organizations wanting to assess the state of their cybersecurity preparedness. The guidance identifies an appropriate subset of controls within the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) that are most directly related to detecting and thwarting cyber-related breaches and allows organizations to assess against the cyber-specific controls and receive a snapshot of their cyber capabilities and readiness.
Mar 26, 2013
Scottsdale, Arizona – March 25th, 2013 Today, ComplySmart, LLC announced that the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST), a leading authority on healthcare information security, has designated the firm as a Common Security Framework (CSF) Assessor.
Healthcare Industry Establishes New Working Group to Support White House Cybersecurity Executive Order
Industry and Government Already Benefiting from Cybersecurity Collaboration
Feb 20, 2013
Frisco, TX – February 20, 2013 –The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) announced today the establishment of a new working group to support the White House Cybersecurity Executive Order. Issued on February 12 by President Obama following his State of the Union address, the policy warns that “the cyber threat to critical infrastructure continues to grow and represents one of the most serious national security challenges we must confront.”
Jan 7, 2013
Personal health information is worth 50 times more to thieves than credit card or Social Security numbers, so it's no surprise that healthcare organizations are prone to data breaches. Preventing them is difficult, and so is mitigating the damage they can cause. Here experts discuss how organizations can avoid breaches and a nonprofit that suffered a breach in 2011 explains how it responded.
DESIGNATION BUILDS ON FIRM'S CYBERM3 MODEL
Jan 7, 2013
McLean, Virginia -- Today, Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) announced that the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST), a leading authority on healthcare information security, has designated the firm as a Common Security Framework (CSF) Assessor.
Jan 3, 2013
Cheyenne, Wyoming – January 3, 2013 – Human Capital Management Services (HCMS) Group has announced its achievement of Common Security Framework (CSF) Certified status from the Health Information Trust (HITRUST) Alliance. The HITRUST CSF Certified status allows HCMS to uphold its high security standards in maintaining electronic protected health information (ePHI).
HITRUST Announces Updates to 2013 CSF and CSF Assurance Program, and Introduces Major Enhancements to CSF Assessment Tool
Customizable Tool Provides Simpler and More Consistent Approach for Managing CSF Assessments, Tracking Compliance, and Benchmarking
Dec 19, 2012
Frisco, TX – December 19, 2012 –The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) is announcing continuing updates to the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF), the most widely-adopted security framework in the U.S. healthcare industry, to ensure the framework remains relevant and practical for those organizations that rely upon it to manage their information protection programs.
HITRUST and (ISC)²® Partner to Develop Professional Standards for Credentialing in Healthcare Information Security
With Healthcare Breaches on the Rise, New Alliance Will Help Fill Market Demand for Qualified Healthcare Security Pros
Dec 12, 2012
Palm Harbor, Fla., U.S.A., December 12, 2012 – (ISC)²® (“ISC-squared”), the world's largest information security professional body and administrators of the CISSP®, and the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST), a non-profit organization responsible for the development, management, education and awareness relating to health information security and the leading organization aiding the healthcare industry in advancing the state of information protection, announced today they have entered into an agreement to meet the growing demand for qualified security professionals who can protect sensitive healthcare information. This relationship was also established to allow both organizations to connect with key stakeholders in the healthcare market that can contribute to building new IT security certification and education programs for healthcare professionals.