HITRUST is extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Parisi as Vice President of Assurance Strategy and Community Development for HITRUST. Michael is a seasoned information security and privacy industry professional and joins us from PricewaterhouseCoopers where he served as a Risk Assurance Senior Director. He also served as a lead healthcare industry expert, a national healthcare third-party assurance specialist and the national HITRUST services lead for the firm. Michael’s experience with healthcare and information technology security and privacy spans over 16 years and he is a Certified Information Systems Auditor, a Certified HITRUST CSF Practitioner, a Certified Public Accountant and an active member of ISACA and IAPP.

In his new position, Michael will work to expand HITRUST services more broadly and globally, including the adoption of the HITRUST CSF, third-party assurance, business associate advocacy and the HITRUST CSF Assessor Program. The addition of a seasoned leader like Michael to the HITRUST management team enables our organization to focus on why we do what we do, grow, mature and help lead as organizations continue to face the ongoing challenges of information security and privacy.

HITRUST is expanding focus to outside of the healthcare industry as other industries are recognizing the benefits of adopting a recognized control framework and assurance program to underpin their information security and privacy programs, reduce the cost of regulatory compliance, provide transparency to the marketplace, drive a vendor risk management program and increase third-party assurance.

Michael is looking forward to further developing the value of HITRUST in the marketplace and continuing to strengthen the adoption of the HITRUST CSF and related programs more broadly and globally. He hopes to educate the global community on how to reduce the cost of compliance while ensuring that information and data continue to be private and protected.

We welcome Michael to the HITRUST team and are excited to take the organization to the next level in the future with his assistance and leadership.