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HIPAA is King, but HITRUST Helps Get You There

Published on: August 22, 2014 By: Kurt Hagerman When it comes to compliance for healthcare IT, the go-to word on everyone’s tongue is HIPAA. Technologies keep evolving, compliance keeps getting more complex, and healthcare IT workers can get lost trying to manage the security requirements needed to meet compliance standards from federal and state agencies….

The New Healthcare Vulnerability: Closing the Cybersecurity Leadership Gap

Published on: August 11, 2014 HITRUST and Southern Methodist University invest in strengthening the role of the healthcare CISO with new graduate program HITRUST, in partnership with Southern Methodist University’s (SMU) Cox School of Business, today announced the first Healthcare Information Security and Technology Risk Management Graduate Certificate Program. This new program was founded to…

Industry Working Group Addresses Demand to Align HITRUST CSF with AICPA’s SOC 2 Reporting

Published on: August 1, 2014 Healthcare organizations are seeking more efficiencies in the compliance reporting process while demand for CSF Certifications and SOC 2 reports is increasing The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST), the leading organization supporting the healthcare industry in advancing the state of information protection and responsible for the development of the Common…

Industry Working to Support CSF Alignment with AICPA’s SOC 2 Reporting

Published on: June 9, 2014 HITRUST and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) are collaborating to establish SOC 2 reporting for healthcare organizations that would leverage and align the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) as additional suitable criteria. HITRUST is looking for individuals interested in serving in an advisory role to provide input…

Cyber Attack Exercise Reveals Information Sharing Struggles in Healthcare Industry

April 22, 2014 – Healthcare organizations are still struggling with information sharing both internally and externally, participants in an industry-wide cyber-security exercise said. The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) teamed up with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) in the CyberRX initiative to determine just how prepared organizations were to handle cyber-incidents….

Results of First Cyber-Attack Simulation Point to Need for Collaboration

Published on: April 23, 2014 Healthcare organizations would benefit from greater preparedness and collaboration to handle unexpected cyber attacks. This was among several findings reported by HITRUST, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other officials working on CyberRx, a series of industry-wide exercises used to evaluate the response and threat preparedness of…

Mobile Devices Amplify Cyber-Attack Risk

Published on: April 22, 2014 Is the influx of bring-your-own mobile and medical devices making your network more susceptible to cyber-attack? According to simulated cyber attacks on healthcare organizations, that answer is a definitive yes. And many healthcare entities are ill-prepared for just such an event. “The growing adoption of new and connected health information…

Simulated Cyber Attack Finds Gaps in Preparedness

April 22, 2014 – A group ranging from healthcare payers to medical centers participated in a series of exercises that simulated real cyber attacks on healthcare organizations, to see how well they could hold up under such an event. The simulated attacks, called CyberRx, were conducted in partnership with HITRUST, the U.S. Department of Health and…

Current Cybersecurity Framework Insufficient Against Attacks

April 22, 2014 – Health care organizations could do more to prepare for and coordinate against unexpected cyberattacks, according to a new report on cybersecurity, Clinical Innovation and Technology reports (Pedulli, Clinical Innovation and Technology, 4/21). Background on CyberRX Project In January, HHS and the Health Information Trust Alliance announced a partnership on a cybersecurity…

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