20. What is HITRUST CSF | Common Security Framework and why are information security policies so important?
Known simply as HITRUST, the "Health Information Trust Alliance" is an organization that seeks to promote a set of prescriptive controls known as the Common Security Framework (CSF) regarding the creation, access, storing, and/or exchanging of personal health and financial information. As for the CSF, it is a certifiable framework that "leverages" many pre-existing benchmarks, standards, and frameworks, such as HIPAA, NIST, ISO, PCI, COBIT, and many others. Some of the feature of the CSF are the following:
- Prescriptive requirements.
- Allows the use of alternate or compensating controls.
- Adheres to a risk-based methodology and overall approach.
- Is scalable to an organization's needs and requirements.
- Requires the development of various operational and security policies and procedures for ensuring compliance.
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CSF Assurance Program | Documented Policies and Procedures are Critical for Compliance
An extension of the CSF is actually the "HITRUST CSF Assurance Program", which provides compliance assessment reporting for HIPAA, HITECH, along with applicable state and "business associate" requirements. Simply stated, this is about protecting confidential, private, and personal consumer health care information and related financial information - better known as Personally Identifiable Information (PII). And what does every major regulatory compliance and industry specific directive always mandate as part of one's adherence to stated guidelines - documented policies and procedures. HITRUST is no different - just take a look at the Control Specifications for HITRUST CSF, which requires policy and procedure documentation for access control, network services, along with many areas within information security. Where can you get a comprehensive set of operational, business specific and information security policies and procedures - from Flat Iron Technologies, LLC.
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