Press Release

HITRUST Appoints Coalfire to CSF Assessor Council

October 21, 2016


Westminster, Colo. – October 21, 2016 – Coalfire, an independent cyber risk management advisor and assessor, announced today that it was appointed to HITRUST’s CSF Assessor Council. The Council represents a wide variety of organizations supporting the healthcare and public health sector to ensure that assessors are able to deliver the CSF Assurance program’s integrity, effectiveness and practicality.

“We are thrilled to be one of the few assessors that will help to uphold the core principals of the CSF Assurance program,” said Andrew Hicks, Managing Principal of Coalfire’s Healthcare & Life Sciences and appointee of the Council. “Coalfire has a long track record of helping healthcare organizations go beyond compliance by prioritizing security and risk reduction measures. We are honored to be among this group of innovators and look forward to contributing to the improvement and increased adoption of the HITRUST CSF Assurance Program.”

Since becoming a HITRUST CSF certified assessor firm in 2011, Coalfire has completed hundreds of CSF-related engagements for organizations ranging from business associates to large health systems. Given this extensive experience with the HITRUST CSF framework, Coalfire’s optimized methodology helps covered entities and business associates achieve the benefits of the CSF Assurance Program while also reducing project risk throughout the HITRUST journey. Coalfire’s comprehensive HITRUST CSF assessment and certification services will:

  • Help organizations identify and remediate control gaps and deficiencies to optimize maturity and scoring.
  • Make recommendations for implementation of an industry-accepted baseline of security requirements.
  • Assist organizations with the MyCSF self-assessment process.
  • Reduce risk and compliance exposure across numerous regulations (state and federal), standards, and frameworks.
  • Increase assurance of data protection with third parties.
  • Offer continuous monitoring services built into the HITRUST program.

For more information about Coalfire and HITRUST CSF services, click here,

For more information on how to select a HITRUST CSF assessor firm, click here, How to Choose a HITRUST Assessor Firm: Best-Practice Screenings from Healthcare Organizations Just Like Yours.

About Coalfire

Coalfire is the trusted leader in cybersecurity risk management and compliance services. Coalfire integrates advisory and technical assessments and recommendations to the corporate directors, executives, boards, and IT organizations for global brands and organizations in the technology, cloud, healthcare, retail, payments, and financial industries. Coalfire’s approach addresses each businesses’ specific vulnerability challenges, developing a long-term strategy to prevent security breaches and data theft. Coalfire has offices throughout the United States and Europe.

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