Initially designed to safeguard electronically protected health information (ePHI), HITRUST has evolved into a comprehensive security framework. It has drawn on the strengths of various cybersecurity frameworks, including PCI, NIST, and ISO, to create the Common Security Framework (CSF). The CSF is flexible and diverse, catering to the needs of organizations across different industries.
With the HITRUST CSF, organizations can manage security risks associated with handling sensitive data objectively and measurably. The framework’s rigorous standards are met through HITRUST CSF certification, indicating that their systems meet the framework’s high standards. The latest version of the CSF, version 9.6, draws on over 40 authoritative sources, including major security and privacy-related standards, regulations, and frameworks. Its risk-based approach provides prescriptive and scalable security and privacy controls, helping organizations address security challenges.
The GAI Cyber team has multiple Certified CSF Practitioners (CCSFPs) that have expert knowledge of the HITRUST security framework. Our team will help you build out all documentation, structures, and control implementations to pass a validated assessment and obtain HITRUST certification. We will also support all validated assessment activities conducted by your independent auditor.
Our team will evaluate your existing organizational structure, data flows and system architecture to determine proper scoping for a HITrust certification. We then go line by line for each control that must be complied with and identify gaps and provide recommendations for the most efficient way to address them.