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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…

HITRUST CSF Validation: Accelerating Trust in Office 365

Published on: April 6, 2015 By: Dr. Mohamed Ayad | Industry Specialist, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft In my role at Microsoft, I evangelize for adoption of Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud platform at healthcare organizations as a way to: modernize communication, collaboration and productivity tools; lower cost and complexity of managing IT; and improve…

HITRUST Streamlines and Simplifies Cyber Related Compliance and Risk Assessments

Cyber Risk Assessments in Healthcare Cyberattacks targeting healthcare organizations continue to escalate in frequency and sophistication. Recent cyber breaches and events within the healthcare industry have significantly increased the attention and focus on cyber risk management, and compelled more organizations to understand their current level of cybersecurity preparedness and the level of effort required to…

Silect Software and HITRUST Partner with Microsoft to Release New Real-time Compliance Solution

The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) and Silect Software Inc., a leading provider of management solutions for System Center 2012, announced that they have been chosen by Microsoft to partner to deliver a new real-time compliance monitoring solution that is fully integrated with System Center 2012. The HITRUST Real-Time Compliance (RTC) Pack will be previewed…

HITRUST CEO Testifies at an Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on Information Technology Hearing

Testimony of Dan Nutkis, CEO of HITRUST Alliance, Before the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Subcommittee on Information Technology Hearing entitled: “Cybersecurity: The Evolving Nature of Cyber Threats Facing the Private Sector” March 17, 2015 Prepared for Submission Chairman Hurd, Ranking Member Kelly, and distinguished Members of the Subcommittee, I am pleased to appear today…

C3 Alert: Anthem Cyber-Related Breach

It was announced recently that Anthem, Inc. had been victim to a cyber-related breach. Anthem has been collaborating with the HITRUST Cyber Threat Intelligence and Incident Coordination Center (C3) since initial discovery of suspicious activity on its network, including sharing of various indicators of compromise (IOCs) consisting of MD5 hashes, IP addresses, and threat actor…

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