Key Considerations of a Data Protection, Information Risk Management and Compliance Program

Effectively managing data, information risk and compliance is complex and ever-changing. There are many components and considerations in developing and implementing a robust program that encompasses and integrates all the elements needed to manage this risk and achieve one’s compliance objectives effectively. Many organizations believe selecting their information risk management framework is the most complicated part of the process, and although important, it is just the beginning.

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In developing an information risk and compliance program, there are many considerations in addition to selecting the most appropriate framework:

  • Aligning with third-party risk management approach
  • Aligning threats to security controls
  • Measuring the effectiveness of implementation
  • Reporting your program’s approach to management and third parties
  • Sharing control responsibilities with service providers
  • Integrating information risk and compliance controls into an assessment tool

HITRUST Approach to Information Risk Management and Compliance

HITRUST understands information risk management and compliance and the challenges of assembling and maintaining the many and varied programs, which is why our integrated approach ensures the components are aligned, maintained and comprehensive to support an organization’s information risk management and compliance program.

Designed to leverage the best in class components for a comprehensive information risk management and compliance program that integrates and aligns the following:

HITRUST CSF – a robust privacy and security controls framework

HITRUST Threat Catalogue — a list of reasonably anticipated threats mapped to specific HITRUST CSF controls

HITRUST Assurance Program — a scalable and transparent means to provide reliable assurances to internal and external stakeholders

HITRUST Shared Responsibility and Inheritance Program — a means to automatically import prior HITRUST control assessment testing results and scoring that are available from providers of internal shared IT services and external cloud-hosted services, supported by a suite of matrices that clarify shared responsibilities

HITRUST Assessment XChange — a third-party risk management solution that is both comprehensive and modular, including the three vital components of people, process, and technology, to streamline and simplify third-party risk management

HITRUST MyCSF — an assessment and corrective action plan management platform

HITRUST Third Party Assurance Program — a third-party risk management process

HITRUST Academy — a comprehensive training program designed to educate about information protection and the implementation of the HITRUST CSF

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