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HITRUST Unveils Certification for NIST Cybersecurity Framework

May 22, 2018 - The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) launched May 22 a certification program for the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) that makes it easier for security teams to report on their implementation of the framework to upper management, business partners, and regulators. The certification program has two parts. First, HITRUST has developed a scorecard for describing how an organization’s...


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DirectTrust Accreditation Agreement with EHNAC Extended

by Elizabeth Snell

DirectTrust recently announced that it extended its accreditation agreement with the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) through 2018. The DirectTrust accreditation agreement helps DirectTrust administer its DTAAP accreditation...

HITRUST Urges Collaboration for Improved Healthcare Cybersecurity

by Elizabeth Snell

HITRUST held its first Community Extension Program meeting last week at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, talking challenges, best practices, and lessons learned in healthcare risk management programs. One of the overarching goals of the...

Why Guidance is Critical for Strengthening Healthcare Cybersecurity

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare providers must adhere to HIPAA rules and required state regulation with regard to maintaining data security. But not all regulations are specific in how covered entities should approach healthcare cybersecurity in an evolving industry....

HITRUST, Trend Micro Set to Improve Cyber Threat Management

by Elizabeth Snell

HITRUST and Trend Micro have partnered together in an effort to further advance cyber threat information sharing and the cyber threat management process, according to a HITRUST release. The HITRUST Cyber Threat Management and Response Center...

Healthcare Risk Management Key Area in New HITRUST Program

by Elizabeth Snell

A Community Extension Program designed to aid healthcare organizations discuss challenges, best practices, and lessons learned in healthcare risk management programs will soon be launched nationwide, according to HITRUST. The program will also...

NIST Cybersecurity Included in Latest HITRUST CSF Version

by Elizabeth Snell

Version 9 of the HITRUST CSF will be released in August 2017 and is set to address the NIST Cybersecurity Framework requirements as well, according to a HISTRUST statement. A single assessment will include the necessary controls to address the...

Industry Applauds HHS Cybersecurity Task Force Report

by Elizabeth Snell

In the wake of the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force releasing its report to Congress, the healthcare industry has largely had a positive reaction to the report’s recommendations on how to protect against evolving threats. The...

Medical Devices Reportedly Infected in Ransomware Attack

by Elizabeth Snell

The recent WannaCry ransomware attack that infiltrated more than 150 countries and forced some European healthcare organizations to suspend certain services reportedly infected certain medical devices as well. HITRUST explained in an email update...

Vendor Risk Management Key Focus in Recent HITRUST Program

by Elizabeth Snell

A new HITRUST exchange aims to help entities as they request and receive third-party security and privacy risk assessment information, streamlining the vendor risk management process. The HITRUST Assessment Exchange will utilize the HITRUST CSF...

How Healthcare Cybersecurity Measures Affect National Approach

by Elizabeth Snell

Earlier this month, the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection of the Homeland Security Committee held a hearing to determine the value and effectiveness of the current engagement between the private sector and the Department...

HITRUST CSF Roadmap Focuses on Small Healthcare Orgs, NIST CSF

by Elizabeth Snell

HITRUST announced enhancements to its cybersecurity framework, which will assist smaller healthcare organizations create stronger risk management programs, cybersecurity measures, and help them achieve NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF)...

Data Security, Privacy Key in EHNAC Designation with HITRUST

by Elizabeth Snell

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) was recently designated as an Assessor for the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) Common Security Framework (CSF). The move will allow EHNAC to help healthcare organizations...

EHNAC, HITRUST Eliminate Health Data Security Redundancies

by Elizabeth Snell

In an effort to help healthcare organizations cut down on certain health data security and privacy redundancies, two accreditation and certification organizations recently decided to work together on reducing costs and streamlining the processes...

EHNAC, HITRUST Combine HIPAA Security Criteria, CSF Framework

by Elizabeth Snell

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) and the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) are collaborating to streamline their accreditation and certification programs. EHNAC will replace its HIPAA-related privacy...

HITRUST Aids Small Orgs in Healthcare Cybersecurity Threats

by Elizabeth Snell

Smaller healthcare organizations, specifically physician practices with less than 75 employees, can have difficulties in preparing against the evolving healthcare cybersecurity threats. That is why HITRUST and the North Texas-based health system...

HITRUST Program Identifies Healthcare Cybersecurity Threats

by Jacqueline LaPointe

With a slew of new healthcare cybersecurity threats seemingly appearing each day, many organizations are struggling to proactively identify and protect themselves from unknown and more sophisticated cyber threats, like hospital ransomware. The...

New Business Associate Group Talks Healthcare Data Security

by Jacqueline LaPointe

The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) recently announced the establishment of the HITRUST Business Associate Council (BA Council), which provides healthcare business associates and vendors with a forum for discussing third-party healthcare...

HITRUST Head Addresses Health Data Security, Cyber Insurance

by Jacqueline LaPointe

With the increase in volume and severity of recent health data breaches, more and more healthcare providers and associated organizations are relying on cyber insurance to complement their health data security policies and procedures. At the Homeland...

CHIME, HITRUST Comment On Cybersecurity Act Passing

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare cybersecurity will greatly benefit from the passing of the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, according to industry stakeholders. Congress passed the bill last week, and both the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME)...

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