OREM, Utah, July 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- SecurityMetrics, a leading provider of data security and compliance services, today announced that it has been designated as a HITRUST CSF Assessor by HITRUST. With this achievement, SecurityMetrics is now approved to provide services using the HITRUST CSF, a comprehensive security framework that addresses the multitude of security, privacy and regulatory challenges facing organizations in order to comply with healthcare (HIPAA, HITECH), third-party (PCI, COBIT), government (NIST, FTC) and other industry specific regulations and standards.
CSF Assessors are critical to helping uphold information security and privacy standards for various industries of varying size and complexity. These assessors provide a core component of the HITRUST CSF program by providing the trained resources needed to assess compliance with security control requirements and document corrective action plans that align with the HITRUST CSF. HITRUST CSF Assessors such as the SecurityMetrics Assessment Team serve as a key component of the program by providing assessment and remediation services to all industries that deal with payment card data, electronic protected health information (ePHI) and/or personally identifiable information (PII).
"The IT security landscape is constantly evolving and healthcare organizations face many challenges related to data security and patient privacy," said Matt Halbleib, Audit Director at SecurityMetrics. "We are excited to offer HITRUST services to our customers in the healthcare industry and continue to help them close security gaps and protect patient information."
"We are pleased to have SecurityMetrics as a CSF Assessor to help 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 company's long-standing expertise and leadership in IT privacy and security solutions make it a perfect addition to our program."
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SecurityMetrics helps customers close data security and compliance gaps to avoid data breaches. They provide managed data security services and are certified to help customers achieve the highest data security and compliance standards.
As an Approved Scanning Vendor, Qualified Security Assessor, Certified Forensic Investigator, and Managed Security provider SecurityMetrics guides organizations through data security testing and compliance mandates (PCI, HIPAA, GDPR). With over 15 years of forensic investigations, penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, and compliance audits, SecurityMetrics has tested over 1 million systems for vulnerabilities. The privately held company is headquartered in Orem, Utah where it maintains a Security Operations Center (SOC) and 24/7 multilingual technical support.