Fortrex Announces Support of the Latest Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) News Release
FREDERICK, Md., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) issued a press release on May 8, 2013 (http://www.hitrustalliance.net/news/index.php?a=129) announcing that leading healthcare organizations will be requiring their business associates to participate in the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) Assurance Program and submit CSF assessment reports as part of their information protection programs.
Since 2010, Fortrex has been a HITRUST CSF Assessor. CSF Assessors are organizations that have been approved by HITRUST for performing assessment and services associated with the CSF Assurance Program and the Common Security Framework (CSF) which is a comprehensive security framework that incorporates the existing security requirements of healthcare organizations.
“Fortrex is proud to support the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) Common Security Framework (CSF) as one of its CSF Assessors. We have extensive experience guiding organizations through the HITRUST CSF, in addition to helping organizations with building the core foundations of a strong risk management program that includes basic fundamentals like policy development to implementing complex IT controls and segmentation,” says Chris Konrad, Senior Vice President, Client Services, Fortrex.
“This is excellent news for our current and future clients, as the adoption of a single framework for managing risk will bring clarity and consistency among those that must communicate their risk reports and assessment results. It will also allow third parties to focus on management of their risk, instead of re-formatting their reports for each client,” says Nancy Spizzo, Managing Director of Healthcare and Risk Assurance, Fortrex.
For additional information about Fortrex and HITRUST please visit: http://www.fortrex.com/hitrust%20csf.html
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