New Program to Improve Cyber Insurance Coverage for Healthcare Industry

HITRUST announced in a press release earlier this week a partnership with Willis Group to identify a common approach to improve cyber insurance coverage and premiums for the healthcare industry by the end of 2015. The new platform will be the first industry-specific cyber insurance program and will leverage the HITRUST CSF and CSF Assurance…

HITRUST and Willis Partner to Improve Cyber Insurance Coverage and Premiums for the Healthcare Industry

First Industry-Specific Cyber Insurance Program to Leverage HITRUST CSF Frisco, TX – July 22, 2015: The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST), the leading organization supporting the healthcare industry in advancing the state of information protection, today announced a partnership with Willis North America. The unit of Willis Group Holdings, plc., the global risk advisory, reinsurance…

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…

CSF Assurance Program Adoption Key to More Effective Third-Party Risk Management in the Healthcare Industry

Additional 7,500 business associates required to obtain CSF Certification within 24 months Frisco, TX—June 29, 2015: The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) is announcing today an expansion of the healthcare industry’s use of the CSF Assurance program in support of efforts to efficiently and effectively manage the third-party assurance process. An increasing number of healthcare…

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…

U.S. Congressman John Ratcliffe (TX) will Address Information Security at HITRUST 2015

HITRUST is pleased to announce Representative John Ratcliffe will be addressing attendees at the HITRUST 2015 conference. Mr. Ratcliffe is a congressman representing the 4th District of Texas and a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies. Representative Ratcliffe also is a…

Cyber Threat XChange SIEM Integration Webinar

Join HITRUST for this free training webinar to walk your organization through installation associated with CTX SIEM Splunk integration and automated workflow setup. The HITRUST Cyber Threat XChange (CTX) automates the process of collecting and analyzing cyber threats and distributing actionable indicators in electronically consumable format that organizations of varying sizes and cyber security maturity…

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…