The federal government has published an initial framework for improving cybersecurity throughout the nation and across industries.
Feb 17, 2014
The Cybersecurity Framework Version 1.0 comes from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which has worked for the past year with stakeholders across the country, following an executive order from President Obama for development of such a framework.
Feb 10, 2014
That National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will be releasing the Cyber Security Framework in final form on February 13, 2014.
Jan 30, 2014
Children's Medical Center, the sixth-largest pediatric health care provider in the nation, has earned Common Security Framework (CSF) Certified status for information security by the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST). HITRUST was established to ensure information security is a core pillar in the broad adoption of health information systems and exchanges.
HITRUST Leads Effort to Evaluate Cyber Threat Preparedness and Response Coordination for the Healthcare Industry
Jan 13, 2014
HITRUST announced today that it will lead an industry-wide effort to conduct exercises to simulate cyber attacks on healthcare organizations, named CyberRX. The results will be used to evaluate the industry's response that threat preparedness against attacks and attempts to disrupt U.S. healthcare industry operations. These exercises will be conducted in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and major healthcare industry companies.
Cyber Center to Include New Content and Capabilities
Nov 19, 2013
The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) is announcing today new and enhanced offerings to the HITRUST Cyber Threat Intelligence and Incident Coordination Center (C3) aimed at moving the healthcare industry forward with regards to preparing for and responding to cybersecurity threats and attacks.
Nov 4, 2013
Texas is the first state in the nation to create a formal Covered Entity Privacy and Security Certification Program to enable covered entities within the state to demonstrate their dedication to protecting patients' health information.
Privacy Representation Increased with Addition of Mortensen
Oct 18, 2013
The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) is announcing today the appointment of Kenneth (Ken) Mortensen, vice president, assistant general counsel and chief privacy officer, CVS Caremark, to the HITRUST Board of Directors. The addition of Mortensen broadens the representation of privacy professionals on the board and acknowledges the need for greater collaboration between privacy and information security functions within healthcare organizations. His appointment comes during a time when HITRUST is already incorporating privacy requirements into the HITRUST CSF to create an integrated security and privacy framework.
Addition of Privacy Controls will Create an Integrated Privacy and Security Framework
Oct 17, 2013
The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) is announcing today the release of the draft privacy controls to be added to the HITRUST CSF, resulting in the only fully integrated privacy and security framework for the U.S. healthcare industry. By incorporating privacy requirements into the CSF, organizations will now need only one framework to manage their privacy and information security compliance requirements.
DeVero, Inc. Achieves HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) Certified Status and Continues to Provide Highly Secure Patient Records to Home Health and Hospice Agencies
Oct 10, 2013
DeVero, Inc., a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider of cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) solutions for the healthcare industry, is proud to announce that it has achieved Common Security Framework (CSF) Certified status from the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST). HITRUST was established under the premise that information security should be a core pillar of the broad adoption of health information systems and exchanges. The CSF combines requirements from existing federal, state, and third party standards such as HIPAA, HITECH, PCI, COBIT, NIST, and FTC.
HITRUST and THSA Partner to Help Texas Take the Lead in Efforts to Ensure Health Information is Secure
Healthcare Organizations Can Now Obtain Certification with Texas Security and Privacy Regulation
Oct 8, 2013
The Texas Health Services Authority (THSA) and the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) are announcing today a partnership to improve the protection of health information for Texas residents. Working together, the two organizations will develop and implement the Texas Covered Entity Privacy and Security Certification Program, as created with the 2011 passage of Texas House Bill (HB) 300. With this program, Texas is the first state to develop a formal approach to certification that incorporates state and federal privacy and security regulations.