Global consulting firm now offers healthcare clients common security framework assessments
MENLO PARK, Calif. – November 3, 2016 – Protiviti, a global consulting firm, has been designated as a HITRUST CSF Assessor by the Health Information Trust Alliance. This achievement reflects Protiviti’s deep industry knowledge and skill in helping healthcare organizations manage risk and maintain their financial health. Protiviti is now approved to provide services using the HITRUST CSF, an industry standard security framework that addresses the multitude of security, privacy and regulatory challenges facing healthcare organizations in order to comply with healthcare (HIPAA, HITECH), third-party (PCI, COBIT) and government (NIST, FTC) regulations and standards.
HITRUST CSF Assessors are critical to helping uphold information security and privacy standards for the healthcare industry and a core component of the HITRUST CSF Assurance program by providing trained resources to healthcare organizations of varying size and complexity to assess compliance with security control requirements and document corrective action plans that align with the HITRUST CSF. HITRUST CSF Assessors such as Protiviti serve as a key component of the program by providing assessment and remediation services.
“The HITRUST CSF framework allows healthcare organizations to focus on getting the right security controls in place to protect patient data,” said Richard Williams, managing director and a leader in Protiviti’s healthcare practice. “Protiviti understands the issues and challenges faced by healthcare organizations, and we’re able to work closely with them to improve their security and comply with their relevant regulations.”
Scott Laliberte, managing director and global leader of Protiviti’s Security and Privacy practice, added, “Our security consultants are not just auditors; they also have extensive security engineering and design experience. This enables Protiviti to offer world-class solutions to our healthcare clients, which has led to our HITRUST CSF Assessor designation.” The firm works with both healthcare payers, providers and their business associates, helping them to adapt successfully to a rapidly changing environment.
"We are pleased to have Protiviti as a HITRUST CSF Assessor to help healthcare organizations with the process of adopting and utilizing the HITRUST CSF's requirements and give their customers confidence in the protection of their information," said Ken Vander Wal, Chief Compliance Officer, HITRUST. "The firm’s long-standing expertise and leadership in health IT privacy and security solutions make it a perfect addition to our program.”