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HITRUST Becomes First Healthcare Information Sharing Organization Connected to DHS Automated Indicator Sharing Program

The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) has become the first healthcare information sharing organization connected and sharing cyber threat indicators with the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Automated Indicator Sharing (AIS) Program. View the press release here. The HITRUST Cyber Threat XChange (CTX), the health industry’s Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO), is now fully…

HITRUST Advances the State of Cyber Threat Information Sharing for the Nation’s Healthcare Sector

First Healthcare Information Sharing Organization to Contribute to DHS’s Automated Indicator Sharing Program Frisco, Texas – September 28, 2016: The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST), the leading organization supporting the healthcare industry in advancing the state of information protection, has become the first healthcare information sharing organization connected and sharing cyber threat indicators with the…

The HITRUST MyCSF Experience Just Got Better

HITRUST is continuously improving MyCSF to better serve user needs. As such, our recent enhancements to the MyCSF provide a more intuitive user experience including improved options for multi-factor authentication and enhanced user administration. Additionally, there are several new features available: Controls now indicate if they are required for certification.  This will be visible for…

HITRUST: Strengthening Trust and Transparency in the New Health Economy (PwC Webinar)

Several of the largest global healthcare payers established a mandate requiring their vendors to obtain a Health Information Trust (HITRUST) Alliance certification by 2017 and as a Certified HITRUST Assessor, PwC is authorized by the HITRUST Alliance to perform readiness assessments, remediation, and certification work using the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF). To help our…

Healthcare Cyber Shift White Paper Now Available

Every industry that possesses information assets of value faces escalating engagement with cyber criminals and other adversaries. Healthcare organizations possess some of the most valuable information of all and, consequently, are prime targets. In fact, 90% of U.S. healthcare organizations had a cyber breach in 2014.1 Healthcare organizations must make peace with the fact that…

HITRUST Appoints Kaiser Permanente’s George DeCesare to Board of Directors

HITRUST welcomes the appointment of George DeCesare, JD, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Risk Officer of Kaiser Permanente Information Technology to the HITRUST Board of Directors. Mr. DeCesare is responsible for leading Cyber Security, Technology Governance, Risk and Compliance, and Identity and Access Management at Kaiser Permanente. He also maintains the security and integrity…

CyberAid Program Aims to Help Smaller Healthcare Organizations Manage Cyber Risk

HITRUST like many others has recognized that smaller organizations are struggling with the selection, acquisition, implementation, operation, and training associated with information security tools and processes necessary to demonstrate compliance and manage cyber risk. To address this challenge, HITRUST established CyberAid, an innovative approach designed to help smaller healthcare organizations—specifically physician practices with less than…

HITRUST and Children’s Health℠ Help Healthcare Organizations Across North Texas Fight Growing Cyber Threats

80 North Texas physician practices first to participate in HITRUST CyberAid Frisco and Dallas, TX – August 11 – HITRUST and Children’s Health℠, the leading pediatric health care system in North Texas, are working together to launch HITRUST CyberAid in an effort to help smaller healthcare organizations—specifically physician practices with less than 75 employees—address growing…

CSF v8 Updates, Implementation and Assessment Webinar – Register Now

The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) recently released the latest version of its privacy and security controls framework, the HITRUST CSF version 8. The HITRUST CSF continues to evolve and expand to meet the changing cyber threat landscape and compliance requirements of the healthcare industry. It has become the benchmark for regulatory compliance, risk management…

HITRUST Industry White Paper Outlines How the HITRUST CSF Addresses PMI DSP Principles and Framework Requirements

In March 2015, the White House called together leading experts and interested stakeholders in both the public and private sectors to develop a set of privacy and trust principles for users of Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) data. The Precision Medicine Initiative: Privacy and Trust Principles, published in November 2015, provide broad guidance for governance; transparency;…