ATLANTA (PRWEB) October 20, 2020
Aprio LLP, a nationally recognized, CPA-led business advisory firm and leading provider of Information Assurance and Risk Management Services, announced today that it has been designated as a HITRUST Authorized External Assessor by HITRUST. With this achievement, Aprio 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.
Authorized External Assessors are critical to helping uphold information security and privacy standards for companies of varying size and complexity and are a core component of the HITRUST CSF program by providing trained resources to assess compliance with security control requirements and document corrective action plans that align with the HITRUST CSF. HITRUST Authorized External Assessors such as Aprio serve as a key component of the program by providing assessment and remediation services to all industries that deal with Protected Health Information (PHI) and/or Personally Identifiable Information (PII).
“As a top 50 CPA firm with a Healthcare IT practice, becoming a HITRUST CSF Authorized External Assessor was essential to the growth of our practice,” said Dan Schroeder, Partner-in-Charge of Information Assurance Services. “Adding HITRUST to Aprio’s comprehensive list of privacy and security assessment, certification and audit services enables our team to better service the needs of our Healthcare IT clients that serve payers and providers that demand higher levels of assurance.”
Aprio is a premier full-service, CPA-led business advisory firm based in Atlanta, Georgia, that advises clients and associates on how to achieve what’s next. Aprio’s associates work as integrated teams across advisory, assurance, tax, outsourced accounting solutions and private client services, bringing the best thinking and personal commitment to each client. Across practices, Aprio brings together proven expertise, deep understanding and strategic foresight for industries including Manufacturing and Distribution; Non-Profit and Education; Professional Services; Real Estate and Construction; Retail, Franchise and Hospitality; and Technology and Blockchain. In 65 years, Aprio has grown to over 575 team members. To serve clients wherever life or business may take them, Aprio’s teams speak more than 30 languages and work with clients in over 40 countries. In addition to its Atlanta headquarters, Aprio also operates in Birmingham, Ala. and Charlotte, Greensboro, Mt. Airy and Asheboro N.C. For more, visit https://www.aprio.com.