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New Guide Helps Healthcare Organizations Implement NIST Cybersecurity Framework

HITRUST, the Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) Sector Coordinating Council (SCC) and Government Coordinating Council (GCC), are pleased to announce the availability of a new guide to assist healthcare organizations in implementing the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CsF). HITRUST developed this document in consultation with the HPH, SCC and GCC, along with input from other sector…

Understanding How to Leverage HITRUST CTX Against Ransomware

Recent media coverage has highlighted the impact a ransomware related attack can have on a healthcare organization and, specifically, the disruption to operations and delivery of care.  It is predicted that ransomware attacks targeted at healthcare organizations will only continue to increase. HITRUST CTX makes available an IOC feed which identifies Ransomware Domains during Deep-Web…

Call for Nominations for Business Associate (Vendor) Council

HITRUST is seeking nominations for individuals to participate on the HITRUST Business Associate Council. The HITRUST Business Associate Council was established to ensure business associates and other key vendors to the healthcare industry are able to influence and directly engage with HITRUST and healthcare organizations relating to the HITRUST 3rd Party Assurance program and other…

HITRUST Applauds Congress Signing of Cybersecurity Act of 2015

The U.S. Congress has voted to pass the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 as part of the omnibus spending package. The Act formalizes the process for information sharing, encouraging private entities to share amongst themselves and with the government. The Act also provides legal certainty that companies sharing information have safe harbor against frivolous lawsuits when…

Health Industry Implementation of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework Webinar Recording is Now Available

A recording of the NIST CsF Guidance Webinar held on November 3, 2015 is now available for review. The webinar, featuring speakers from HITRUST, NIST, HHS and Seattle Children’s Hospital, provided insights healthcare organizations can use for leveraging the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CsF), discussed common misconceptions and the resulting confusion around the use of frameworks,…

New Program to Improve Cyber Insurance Coverage for Healthcare Industry

HITRUST announced in a press release earlier this week a partnership with Willis Group to identify a common approach to improve cyber insurance coverage and premiums for the healthcare industry by the end of 2015. The new platform will be the first industry-specific cyber insurance program and will leverage the HITRUST CSF and CSF Assurance…

Healthcare Organizations Expanding the Use of the HITRUST CSF to Reduce Third-Party Risk

HITRUST announced yesterday (view press release) an expansion of the healthcare industry’s use of the CSF Assurance program in support of efforts to efficiently and effectively manage third-party risk. A growing number of healthcare organizations, including Anthem, Health Care Services Corp., Highmark, Humana, and UnitedHealth Group will now require their business associates to obtain CSF…

HITRUST Statement on Healthcare Industry Cyber Breach Events

HITRUST commonly receives inquiries about recent healthcare related cyber breaches, as HITRUST is the leading authority on healthcare information protection and operates the most active and sophisticated cyber threat intelligence sharing service for the healthcare industry, HITRUST Cyber Threat XChange (CTX). As a federally recognized Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO), we are in constant…

Top Reasons Your Organization Should Participate in the HITRUST Cyber Discovery Study

HITRUST recently announced that it is undertaking the first empirical and comprehensive study, called HITRUST Cyber Discovery, to analyze the methods, severity and pervasiveness of cyber threats targeting a variety of healthcare organizations. The study will enable a better understanding of the actual magnitude, complexity, relations of cyberattacks, commonalities of target organizations and data, and…

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