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Three Key Data Security Issues HITRUST Needs to Consider

Published on: January 23, 2015 By: Anne Zieger, Contributing Editor – Healthcare Dive Over the last couple of weeks, a number of healthcare associations have taken proactive measures to help ensure the viability and security of healthcare data. For example, the American College of Physicians issued a searing position statement criticizing EHR applications and vendors…

Healthcare Industry Responds to President Obama’s New Cybersecurity Legislative Proposal

Frisco, TX – January 13, 2015: The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) announced today a statement in response to “SECURING CYBERSPACE—President Obama Announces New Cybersecurity Legislative Proposal and Other Cybersecurity Efforts.” Topic The White House made a renewed push Tuesday for cybersecurity legislation, asking the new Congress to revive cybersecurity legislation stalled over the past…

HITRUST recognized as one of SC Magazine’s top industry influencers for 2014; shares cybersecurity forecasts for 2015

Published on: December 10, 2014 HITRUST is excited to share that the organization has been recognized as an industry influencer in the Reboot 25 edition of SC Magazine. This year’s annual edition offers a special feature of individuals and organizations who’ve paved the way over the years and presented the industry with “innovative technology, thought-provoking…

Acting Out: Cyber Simulation Exercises

From the November 2014 Issue of SCMagazine Published on: November 03, 2014 By: Teri Robinson “Simulation exercises show how companies should respond under a cyberattack,” says HHS’s Sara Hall. Teri Robinson reports. In the common parlance of child psychologists, role-playing—particularly acting out scenarios—is good practice for real life, helping kids develop the skills and tools…

HITRUST Common Security Framework: Tips for Healthcare Facilities

Published on: October 28, 2014 By: Elizabeth Snell The HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) is an important tool that healthcare organizations of all sizes can use in their approach to regulatory compliance and risk management. But what exactly are the basics of the CSF program, and what can facilities to do ensure that they are…

Monthly Briefing Recap

Published on: September 17, 2014 By: Joy Rios, Managing Partner at Practice Transformation Follow Joy on Twitter @HealthInfoSec A total of 112 incidents of cyber threats were reported in the past month, according to the August HITRUST briefing. In partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Federal Bureau of…

750 Organizations Want In on CyberRX Attack Simulations

Exercises Aim to Help to Improve Healthcare Preparedness, Response Published on: September 04, 2014 By: Susan D. Hall More than 750 healthcare organizations have signed up for the second round of cyberattack simulations to be carried out beginning in October by HITRUST and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CyberRX 2.0 will be…

Healthcare Organizations Prepare for Cyber Threat Readiness Test

Published on: September 04, 2014 By: Ashley Carman, Editorial Assistant More than 750 healthcare organizations will test their cyber attack readiness during the second iteration of “CyberRX” in October. The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST), who leads the initiative, altered the original program’s format to accommodate varying levels of cyber attack readiness, according to a…

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