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HITRUST and Industry to Establish Roadmap for Improving the Security of Health Information Systems and Medical Devices

Industry leaders convene working group to address growing concerns over health information systems and medical device security by establishing a Health Information Technology (HIT) framework for vulnerability avoidance, reporting, and mitigation Frisco, TX – January 15, 2015: The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) announced today the establishment of a working group whose mission is to…

HITRUST Updates Common Security Framework to Include Privacy Controls

The addition of privacy controls will create a fully integrated information security and privacy framework Frisco, TX – January 7, 2015: The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) announced today the addition of privacy controls to version seven of the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) being released later this month. This addition creates a fully integrated…

HITRUST Announces Cyber Threat XChange (CTX)

Published on: October 8, 2014 HITRUST announced today the HITRUST Cyber Threat XChange (CTX) to significantly accelerate the detection of and response to cyber threat indicators targeted at the healthcare industry. HITRUST CTX will automate the process of collecting and analyzing cyber threats and distributing actionable indicators in electronically consumable formats that organization’s of almost…

HITRUST Announces CyberRX 2.0 Program

Published on: September 3, 2014 HITRUST announced today that over 750 healthcare organizations have signed-up to participate in the healthcare industry’s cyber attack simulation exercise, CyberRX 2.0, to begin in October 2014. This overwhelming response is the result of the success and important lessons learned from the inaugural CyberRX exercise held in April 2014. It…

Feds Give Guidance on Cybersecurity

The federal government has published an initial framework for improving cybersecurity throughout the nation and across industries. Feb 17, 2014 The Cybersecurity Framework Version 1.0 comes from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which has worked for the past year with stakeholders across the country, following an executive order from President Obama for development…

HITRUST Position on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

That National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released the Cyber Security Framework in final form on February 13, 2014. Changes to the Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework included: removal of the Privacy and Civil Liberties controls from the Framework in favor of more general guidance; clarification and modifications to the implementation tiers and their relationship to…

Children’s Achieves HITRUST CSF Certified Status for Information Security

Jan 30, 2014 Children’s Medical Center, the sixth-largest pediatric health care provider in the nation, has earned Common Security Framework (CSF) Certified status for information security by the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST). HITRUST was established to ensure information security is a core pillar in the broad adoption of health information systems and exchanges.Continue Reading…

Healthcare Organizations Plan “CyberRX”: First Industry-wide Cyber Attack Exercise

HITRUST Leads Effort to Evaluate Cyber Threat Preparedness and Response Coordination for the Healthcare Industry Jan 13, 2014 HITRUST announced today that it will lead an industry-wide effort to conduct exercises to simulate cyber attacks on healthcare organizations, named CyberRX. The results will be used to evaluate the industry’s response that threat preparedness against attacks…

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