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MyCSF Enhancements Make Managing Risk and Compliance Easier

Because we at HITRUST are committed to continuously improving our MyCSF Software as a Service (SaaS) offering and listening to user feedback, our Summer 2016 release of MyCSF features enhancements that increase its capabilities and further simplify the assessment process. MyCSF, with the addition of these enhancements, will continue to help healthcare and third-party organizations…

HITRUST CSF Version 8 Incorporates Additional Standards and Expanded Requirement Details

Updates include more granular support for cybersecurity, AICPA SOC2 reporting, contextual data de-identification, cloud services, and expanded requirement details. The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) announced today the general availability of the HITRUST CSF Version 8 (v8).  The new release formally integrates the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) mapping of the HITRUST CSF…

Updated Healthcare Sector Implementation Guide for NIST Cybersecurity Framework Now Available

An updated version of the Healthcare Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guide is now available. It incorporates the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule crosswalk published in April 2016 by the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR), in addition to other minor changes for clarity. The Guide…

New Enhancements Coming to MyCSF in June!

HITRUST is extremely pleased to announce major improvements to the MyCSF SaaS offering that will enhance the capabilities while making it more efficient and easier to use. As part of our commitment to continuously improve MyCSF, we’ve also listened to your comments and suggestions and incorporated some of them in the Summer 2016 (June 2016)…

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,…

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