According to IBM Security, the average cost of a healthcare data breach has increased to $10.1 million in 2022. This significant rise in cost highlights the critical need for healthcare organizations to protect patients’ confidential information. This need triggered the growing demand for compliance with regulations, standards, and certifications, such as the (Health Information Trust […]

June 22, 2023

Cybercriminals are often attracted to the data held by healthcare companies. Patient data, banking information, and other personal identifying information (PII) are gathered by healthcare organizations, forming rich collections of data. With such comprehensive data sets, cybercriminals are more frequently targeting healthcare providers and their service providers, sometimes resulting in significant losses. Ransomware is a […]

December 15, 2022

Being HITRUST-certified is one-way companies can demonstrate their commitment to security and privacy to clients and partners Healthcare is one of the most highly regulated industries regarding privacy and security. There is a good reason for this, too, as personal health information (PHI) is some of the most valuable information for cybercriminals and people that commit […]

November 9, 2022

HITRUST, recently, announced the implementation of a new annual HITRUST Assessment + Certification, the i1. The aim of this release is to provide a cybersecurity assessment that remains continuously relevant by utilizing the latest threat intelligence to address information security risks and emerging cyber threats like ransomware and phishing.  Experts highly tout the “Gold Standard” […]

April 22, 2022

In today’s complex technological world, there is always the danger of a hostile threat environment lurking around the corner, waiting to manipulate the potholes in the processes and technology. People and organizations with malicious intent always try to act upon such opportunities and cause everlasting damage to the organization’s reputation and finances. In such a […]

July 10, 2020

A risk management program allows you to manage overall information security risk.  It is an approach to identify, quantify, mitigate, and monitor risks.  The reason to look at risk in a comprehensive manner is to make sure no one area is getting too much attention or, too little. Frameworks also help you identify the bigger […]

May 10, 2020

At the start of the year, HITRUST released an updated methodology for scoring requirements. This will ensure that organizations focus on maintaining a robust program with implemented controls for enhancing security posture and adherence to HITRUST. Hence, if you’re on the path to HITRUST or new to it, the following will be applicable to you: […]

March 6, 2020

We often learn about the latest security issues, threats, vulnerabilities, attacks, and ransoms every day. While much of the advertised information we read is about external vulnerabilities, there is another, often-overlooked, hazard lying in wait: Insider threats. What are Insider Threats? An insider threat is an often-overlooked security threat from within an organization.Often an employee, […]

January 4, 2020

On October 28, 2019, HITRUST announced the release of version 9.3 of the HITRUST CSF information risk and compliance management framework. The HITRUST CSF is an important step in the HITRUST certification process. It provides necessary risk management and compliance methods that helps organizations ensure that their security programs are aligned and meets compliance standards. […]

November 20, 2019

On August 27, 2019, Accorian, facilitated a successful HITRUST Community Extension Program in New York city. Security and Technology professionals from organizations in healthcare, finance and technology attended the town hall. Michael Parisi, VP of Assurance Strategy & Community Development was the main speaker and he did a great job informing the attendees about HITRUST. […]

August 20, 2019

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