Many of the elements for the argument are presented in FAQs throughout this section. But more specifically, the HITRUST CSF is specific to the healthcare industry, built and maintained by the healthcare industry, and simply better for the healthcare industry. Many of the reasons for choosing the CSF are presented in the following table:

For more information on why one would choose the CSF, refer to the Comparing the CSF, ISO/IEC 27001 and NIST SP 800-53 brochure or, for a healthcare organization’s perspective, a joint presentation by HCSC and Children’s Health Selecting a Healthcare Information Security Risk Management Framework in a Cyber World.


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