End Point Security

Strengthening organizations against cyber threats with
advanced endpoint security measures.

Compromise Assessment

Comprehensive compromise assessments for proactive
detection and mitigation of security breaches.

Identity And Access Management

Enabling secure user access and data protection through
Identity and Access Management consulting.

Secure Infrastructure Deployment

Empowering organizations with secure infrastructure
design and deployment for robust data integrity.

Ransomware Readiness

Assessing and fortifying ransomware readiness to
minimize threats and enhance recovery strategies.

Purple Team Assessment

Fostering collaborative cybersecurity excellence
through defensive strategies and vulnerability identification.

Enterprise Incident Response

Minimizing damage and ensuring swift recovery with
strategic incident response consulting for enterprises.

Disaster Recovery as a service

Ensuring uninterrupted operations through proactive
disaster recovery consulting for businesses.

Data Migration

Seamless and secure data migration consulting for
efficient transitions with minimal disruption.

Data Recovery

Expert data recovery consulting for swift retrieval of
valuable information and minimal business disruption.

SOC Maturity Assessment

Enhancing cybersecurity readiness through comprehensive
SOC assessment consulting.

Digital Forensics Investigation

We specialize in uncovering, preserving, and securing digital evidence for aiding in cybercrime resolution.

IT Risk Management

Thorough IT Risk Management Assessment
for Nurturing Business Resilience

CCSS Compliance Audit

Assure regulatory alignment, fostering
market legitimacy and investor trust

ISO 22301 Compliance Audit

Advancing the Contemporary Business
Continuity Management process

ISO 27001 Compliance Auditing

Nurturing Maturity Across People,
Processes, and Technology

Cloud Adoption Framework

IT offers a structured plan for organizations to efficiently manage their cloud migration and usage strategies.

GDPR Compliance Audit

Ensures data privacy compliance, mitigates
risks, and enhance customer trust

PCI DSS Compliance Audit

Strengthen payment security, safeguarding
sensitive data & fosters customer confidence

HIPPA Compliance Consulting

Protect the security of healthcare information,
legal compliance, and fosters patient trust.

HITRUST Compliance Consulting

Improve healthcare cybersecurity, streamlines
risk management & boosts credibility

Virtual Data Protection Officer

Remote professional who provides expertise in data protection and compliance.

FINRA Compliance

Reinforces the integrity of financial services,
compliance & nurtures trust among investors.

Fair Risk Assessment

Quantify decision-making with FAIR framework
to assess and manage information risks.

CCPA Compliance Audit

Ensure transparent data handling, respects
consumer rights, and fortify data-driven trust

SOC2 Compliance Audit & Report

Validates operational quality, builds customer
trust & demonstrates dedication to data security

ISO 27701 Compliance Audit

Assesses an organization's adherence to the privacy information management standard.

Industries WeServe

Secure Source Code Review

We identify source code vulnerabilities, ensuring strong defense against critical attacks.

Spear Phishing Simulations

We check the awareness of the people
towards enterprise cyber security policies

Infrastructure Pentesting

Maturing organizational resilience by evaluating the security posture of IT infrastructure.

Mobile Application Pentesting

Strengthens mobile app security by addressing vulnerabilities and ensuring robust protection .

DevSecOps Solutions

Strengthening software development through security-focused testing in DevSecOps.

IOT Security Assessment

Strengthens IoT systems by vulnerability analysis & ensuring defense with hardcore pentesting

Red Team Operations Services

Simulating real-world APT attacks to evaluate an organization's security readiness .

Cloud Pentesting And Security

Ensuring the robustness of cloud infrastructure by pentesting and defending the cloud .

Web Application Pentesting

Detecting issues across various programming languages, frontend & backend environments

Blockchain Penetration Testing

Evaluating blockchain security via vulnerability testing to prevent potential breaches.

Web API Pentesting

Validate API design ,configuration and implementation according to security policies.

ICS SCADA Pentesting

We safeguards industrial control systems by identifying and fixing vulnerabilities 

Security Configuration Review

In-depth inspection of enterprise devices or applications to identify configuration weaknesses .

Thick client Security Assessment

Conducting security assessment of local and server-side processing and communication protocols

Web3 Penetration Testing

Securing Web3 by probing and addressing vulnerabilities in decentralized apps and protocols.
corporate services

HITRUST Compliance Consulting

Intelligence Driven Cyber Security Operations

HITRUST Compliance Consulting

HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) was collaboratively developed by healthcare and information security professionals to provide a prescriptive framework simplifying the understanding of security standards. It is widely adopted in the US healthcare sector as a key security mechanism. HITRUST offers both a readiness assessment and a CSF-validated assessment, with the latter being the only one that produces a validated certification report, conducted by a HITRUST Approved External Assessor. Our experienced healthcare audit services team will guide you through the HITRUST CSF assessment process.

For healthcare organizations, safeguarding patient and sensitive healthcare information is of utmost importance, necessitating compliance with a multitude of regulations. Keeping up with the ever-expanding array of relevant standards can be challenging for stakeholders across various healthcare service organizations, associates, and vendors.

To address these challenges, the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) offers a comprehensive, risk-based certifiable framework. This framework assists healthcare service providers of all sizes and complexity in integrating compliance with an extensive range of regulations, standards, and best practice.

While HIPAA provides defined penalties for data security breaches, HITRUST enforcement is largely driven and managed by the healthcare industry. The industry has seen swift adoption of HITRUST, and through hospitals and payers requiring certification, it is gaining ground as an expectation for service providers and vendors.

HITRUST certification is not always required during the adoption of new technology, however, it provides opportunities to streamline security and compliance as part of the implementation process.

HITRUST introduced and maintains the Common Security Framework (CSF) that provides a process to standardize Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance and coordinate it with other national and international data security frameworks and many state laws.

By integrating more than 20 different requirements and processes the HITRUST CSF Certification allows healthcare organizations to perform a single assessment to certify compliance with multiple initiatives (including a HIPAA compliance audit).

Our approach to HITRUST Compliance Consulting

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An efficient healthcare IT audit begins with a scoping process that considers regulatory needs, current IT assets, and risk factors in the security environment. For a HITRUST assessment, determining compliance needs, understanding the current architecture, and assessing the risk environment is crucial. If HIPAA applies, compliance with the Privacy Rule, Security Rule, and Breach Notification Rule is necessary. HITRUST goes beyond HIPAA, making it a better target for comprehensive healthcare security.

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Perform Readiness

Before pursuing HITRUST CSF certification, organizations must conduct a preliminary audit using the MyCSF tool or with an advisor’s assistance. The assessment evaluates control implementation against five Maturity Levels: Policy, Procedure, Implemented, Measured, and Managed. Policy, Procedure, and Implemented levels carry higher weights (75%), while Measured and Managed levels hold 10% and 15%, respectively. HITRUST self-assessments are preparatory; Validated Assessments from certification partners are essential for official certification and trust assurance.

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Implement All Required Architecture

To prepare for a Healthcare IT audit, conduct self or readiness assessments to identify gaps and develop controls to address them. Implement architecture with integration in mind, connecting new assets with existing ones and securely disposing of assets no longer in use. Familiarize yourself with the HITRUST CSF framework, which includes 14 Control Categories, 49 Objectives, and 150+ Control References. Make sure all relevant controls are installed to the required Levels before the official audit.
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Optimize Ongoing Security Maintenance

After implementing HITRUST CSF Controls to the required levels, it’s essential to establish protocols for ongoing maintenance of your security infrastructure to ensure its effectiveness and prevent critical failures that could impact your assessment. Monitoring your controls over an extended period is crucial, and third-party program advisory services can offer objective guidance and oversight. Consider optimizing top-down control by hiring a traditional Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) or outsourcing a Virtual CISO (vCISO).
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Execute a HITRUST Validated Assessment

To successfully complete healthcare auditing, select the appropriate HITRUST assessment, find a vendor to conduct the audit, and proceed with the assessment. While a self-assessment might meet short-term needs, a Validated Assessment is essential for full CSF certification and gaining a competitive advantage with business partners.

There are two types of Validated Assessments available:

  • HITRUST i1 Validated Assessments: Straightforward audits with just over 200 Specifications and one Maturity Level, granting certification for one year.

  • HITRUST r2 Validated Assessments: More complex audits with up to 2000 Specifications across all Maturity Levels, granting certification for two years. The r2 model provides higher trust assurance and optimized security ROI.

How do I get HITRUST certified?

Certcube Labs recommends adopting the HITRUST Approach for managing IT security risks and maintaining HITRUST compliance. This involves following the HITRUST CSF and integrating other relevant tools and processes to continuously identify threats, implement controls, and assess the implemented program.

We, at Certcube Labs, can guide your organization through the assessment process, help develop a threat monitoring process, and assist in choosing the appropriate assessment and certification option, whether it’s the HITRUST Implemented, 1-year (i1) Assessment or the HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year (r2) Validated Assessment.

Why adopt the HITRUST Framework?

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Achieve HITRUST CSF Certification

HITRUST CSF provides three options or Degrees of Assurances, which are largely levels of CSF assessment. Below are the Degrees of Assurance first describing the level with the lowest cost, rigor, time, and effort:

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Self Assessment

This is an assessment completed by an organization itself without external support to verify the assessment. HITRUST issues a CSF Self-Assessment Report that achieves a low-level non-certified accreditation. The self-assessment is also an excellent method to use periodically to assess and verify an organization’s data security posture. Gaps identified during the assessment can be addressed and any required system changes implemented before considering a third-party validated assessment.

CSF Validated

This level requires that a HITRUST approved third-party CSF assessor verify the evidence provided by the organization completing the assessment. The CSF Assessor will conduct an onsite visit as required for this Degree of Assurance. HITRUST reviews the completed, assessor-verified assessment and issues a Validated Report.

CSF Certified

This level is similar to the validated assessment with the main difference that the organization meets all of the in-scope CSF-specific controls to be granted a HITRUST CSF Certification. The certified level builds on the CSF Validated assessment as HITRUST reviews, scores, and certifies the evidence provided by the organization and validated by the third-party assessor and issues a Certified Report.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Certcube Labs assist healthcare organizations in implementing advanced controls for protecting electronic health information (ePHI) while complying with HITRUST CSF (Common Security Framework) requirements, especially in complex healthcare environments?
Certcube Labs provides expertise in implementing advanced controls tailored to healthcare environments. We ensure that controls align with HITRUST CSF requirements, addressing complexities in protecting ePHI and achieving compliance.

Can you elaborate on Certcube Labs' approach to conducting HITRUST readiness assessments, including the use of advanced control mapping and risk assessments to prepare organizations for HITRUST CSF certifications and audits?
We use advanced control mapping techniques and risk assessments to conduct HITRUST readiness assessments. Our approach includes aligning controls with HITRUST CSF requirements, identifying gaps, and providing recommendations for control enhancements.

How does Certcube Labs address the complexities of assessing and reporting on HITRUST controls across multiple domains and control categories to ensure comprehensive compliance with HITRUST CSF, particularly in multi-system and multi-location healthcare environments?
We assist organizations in assessing and reporting on HITRUST controls across various domains and control categories by employing a systematic and integrated approach. This includes evaluating controls’ effectiveness and addressing any cross-domain dependencies.
How does Certcube Labs assist organizations in developing and implementing advanced incident response and data protection measures, particularly when dealing with sensitive healthcare data and the potential for severe data breaches and privacy incidents?
We collaborate with organizations to develop advanced incident response plans, implement data protection measures, and enhance incident detection and response capabilities. Our solutions focus on minimizing the impact of security incidents on sensitive healthcare data.

How does Certcube Labs assist organizations in ensuring that their HITRUST compliance measures remain adaptive to address emerging threats and evolving regulatory requirements, maintaining a proactive approach to healthcare data security and privacy?
We provide ongoing support to organizations by monitoring emerging threats, regulatory changes, and best practices. We conduct regular compliance assessments and recommend updates to security controls to address evolving risks effectively.
Can you provide examples of scenarios where Certcube Labs' advanced HITRUST compliance solutions and consulting services have helped healthcare organizations proactively address security risks, enhance their compliance posture, and demonstrate their commitment to protecting patient data and healthcare infrastructure to clients and stakeholders?
Certcube Labs’ solutions have enabled healthcare organizations to proactively identify and address security risks, resulting in improved HITRUST compliance, enhanced security postures, and increased trust from clients, patients, and stakeholders.