HITRUST Launching Healthcare Cybersecurity Program in Dallas

Frisco-based HITRUST, a healthcare information technology protection service provider, has launched a community extension program to give tools to healthcare organizations to bolster their cybersecurity efforts. HITRUST will implement the program in Dallas, Houston, and other major cities in the U.S. with various healthcare companies.

According to HITRUST, the program aims to promote education and collaboration among healthcare organizations to increase awareness on cyber threat sharing and responses. Topics covered include structuring and implementing information risk management, leveraging cyber threat catalogues, introducing third-party assurance programs, and effective vendor risk management, and aligning cyber insurance programs.

Dallas-based Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, facilitated by Deloitte, will be one of the organizations implementing HITRUST practices. Other groups in cities including Houston, Boston, Cleveland, and Seattle and will follow HITRUST’s program for one year.

Michael Parisi, vice president of assurance strategy and community development at HITRUST, said in a statement: “We are very excited to be launching this new program and furthering HITRUST’s engagement with local communities. This program provides significant value by allowing organizations to engage with, and learn from, others in the community about how they approach the challenges related to managing risk [and] controlling compliance costs while effectively implementing a strong security posture and defending against cyber threats.”

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