A-LIGN Achieves HITRUST CSF Assessor Designation for Healthcare Organizations

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A-LIGN, a leading provider of security and compliance solutions, today announced that it has been designated as a HITRUST CSF Assessor by the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST).

“Becoming a HITRUST CSF assessor allows A-LIGN to meet our clients’ growing compliance needs. We are excited to be a part of the HITRUST Assurance Program.”

A-LIGN, a leading provider of security and compliance solutions, today announced that it has been designated as a HITRUST CSF Assessor by the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST). With this achievement, A-LIGN 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 healthcare organizations in order to comply with healthcare (HIPAA, HITECH), third-party (PCI, COBIT) and government (NIST, FTC) regulations and standards.

CSF Assessors are critical to helping uphold information security and privacy standards for the healthcare industry and a core component of the HITRUST CSF 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 CSF. CSF Assessors such as A-LIGN serve as a key component of the program by providing assessment and remediation services.

“Becoming a HITRUST CSF assessor allows A-LIGN to meet our clients’ growing compliance needs. We are excited to be a part of the HITRUST Assurance Program,” states A-LIGN Partner Gene Geiger.

"We are pleased to have A-LIGN as a CSF Assessor to help healthcare organizations with the process of adopting and utilizing the 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 health IT privacy and security solutions make it a perfect addition to our program.”

About HITRUST:
Founded in 2007, the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) was born out of the belief that information protection should be a core pillar of, rather than an obstacle to, the broad adoption of health information systems and exchanges. HITRUST - in collaboration with public and private healthcare technology, privacy and information security leaders - has championed programs instrumental in safeguarding health information systems and exchanges while ensuring consumer confidence in their use.

HITRUST programs include the establishment of a common risk and compliance management framework (CSF); an assessment and assurance methodology; educational and career development; advocacy and awareness; and a federally recognized cyber Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO) and supporting initiatives.

Over 84 percent of hospitals and health plans, as well as many other healthcare organizations and business associates, use the CSF, making it the most widely adopted security framework in the industry. For more information, visit http://www.HITRUSTalliance.net.

About A-LIGN:
A-LIGN is a nationwide security and compliance solutions provider specializing in helping businesses in various industries navigate the complexities of their specific audit and security assessment needs. Founded by former “Big 4″ executives and security specialists, A-LIGN is dedicated to making the security and compliance process as seamless and efficient as possible for their clients.

A-LIGN has extensive experience in providing: SOC 1: SSAE 16 Examinations, ISO 27001 Certifications, PCI DSS Assessment Services, SOC 2: AT 101 Services, FedRAMP Security Assessments, FISMA Security Assessments, HITRUST Certifications, HIPAA and HITECH Services, Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessments. A-LIGN is a licensed CPA firm, QSAC, accredited ISO 27001 certification body, HITRUST Assessor, and accredited FedRAMP 3PAO. For more information, please visit http://www.A-LIGN.com.

A-LIGN Media Contact:
Gene Geiger
A-LIGN
gene(dot)geiger(at)a-lign(dot)com
1-888-702-5446 EXT: 109

HITRUST Media Contact:
Leslie Kesselring
Kesselring Communications
leslie(at)kesscomm(dot)com
+1 503-358-1012

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