The Certified CSF Practitioner Course includes in-depth instruction on risk management practices, and how to implement the CSF and utilize the methodology to perform assessments and validate compliance. The curriculum is supported by case studies, hands-on learning and real-world application of the knowledge learned.

This course is delivered in three components:

  • Online pre-work via the HITRUST Academy learning management system
  • Classroom instruction in the HITRUST Training Center in Frisco, Texas
  • Online Practitioner exam

Online Topics

  • Overview of key players and how they interconnect
  • Analysis and discussion of trends within industry relating to privacy and security
    (e.g., challenges and constraints, top concerns and initiatives)
  • Overview of the regulatory landscape that affects organizations
    (e.g., compliance agencies, standards, regulations)
  • Review of market dynamics and the challenges facing industry
  • Introduction to HITRUST and the CSF
  • Discussion of risk management and its relation to the CSF
  • Review of the CSF Assurance Program

Classroom Topics

  • Thorough review of the structure of the CSF, including the control categories, objectives, and control references, multiple levels of implementation requirements, risk factors and authoritative sources cross referenced
  • Detailed explanation of MyCSF, including a review of each component and case studies with hands-on use of each component
  • Overview of the CSF Assurance Programs as a means of managing and communicating security internally and with third parties (e.g., business partners, customers, vendors)
  • Introduction to the tools and methodology for utilizing the CSF
  • Discussion of best practices for adoption and performing an assessment
  • Explanation of the differences between CSF Validated and CSF Certified assessments and their value to an organization
  • A review of the requirements for CSF certification

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