Any organization that handles sensitive data can benefit from the critical infrastructure cybersecurity protections offered by the NIST CSF and the HITRUST CSF. Both frameworks provide robust controls to manage a variety of cybersecurity risks. Read our blog to learn more about the NIST CSF and HITRUST CSF.
Compliance with the HITRUST CSF framework is critical to keeping sensitive data safe, regardless of the various security risks your organization may face. Although the HITRUST Alliance recently announced the release of HITRUST CSF v10, the framework has not been released. Read on to learn when you can expect its release—and how to prepare for it.
Organizations trying to manage healthcare compliance can look to the healthcare compliance management software and frameworks offered by the HITRUST Alliance. Compliance with HITRUST CSF will strengthen your entire IT infrastructure and protect you from cybersecurity threats common to the healthcare industry and beyond. Read on to learn more.
When preparing for HITRUST certification, organizations rely on HITRUST external assessors for compliance assessments and vulnerability remediation guidance. It is critical that you find a HITRUST certification partner that helps meet your compliance and security needs. Read our guide to learn how and where to find HITRUST external assessors.
For organizations within and adjacent to healthcare, compliance with regulatory frameworks such as HITRUST helps strengthen the privacy and security of sensitive patient data. However, healthcare compliance has pros and cons, depending on your business environment, security needs, or organizational structure. Read on to learn more about healthcare compliance pros and cons and how to ensure seamless compliance with efficient and powerful cybersecurity.
The HITRUST Alliance has helped streamline cybersecurity and compliance for companies across all industries since it was founded in 2007. It offers businesses the CSF—a unified regulatory framework that combines controls from various others into a single simplified system.
Organizations that achieve HITRUST certification benefit from streamlined compliance across many industries. However, the timeline for HITRUST certification depends on organization readiness and several compliance considerations. Read on for a HITRUST 101 breakdown of the certification timeline.
Encrypting personal and personally identifiable information (PII) is critical for organizations in industries prone to cybersecurity threats, such as healthcare. Data encryption in healthcare is one essential part of compliance with regulatory frameworks such as HIPAA and HITRUST CSF, and it can be optimized by following some cutting-edge best practices. Read on to learn more.
Founded in 2007, HITRUST initially provided a comprehensive framework for safeguarding protected health information (PHI) and electronic health records (EHR) in the medical industry. Since then, the HITRUST CSF has expanded to include the most widely applicable compliance requirements across numerous industries and organizational activities. Although there aren’t any specific HITRUST encryption requirements, some of the standards it includes—specifically, HIPAA—do require encryption.
With more than 20 individual processes, requirements, and standards under its umbrella, the HITRUST Alliance provides a centralized set of guidelines for professionals in the healthcare industry and beyond. Unfortunately, because it incorporates so many frameworks, many entities who take a HITRUST assessment failed their initial or secondary attempts. Thankfully, there are plenty of remediation strategies available—including retaking the test—for those who have yet to pass.