HITRUST Certification is one of the most valued and trusted compliance, privacy, and risk-management assurances in the world.
And, yes, let’s be clear: pursuing HITRUST Certification can be daunting and resource intensive.
Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) understand that it is their goal to make sure their organization is in compliance with appropriate industry standards while protecting information assets. This can be a huge challenge to justify every budget line item to the Board and CEO, while growing threats continue to emerge within InfoSec as a whole. Luckily for you, you’re not alone in navigating these waters.
What if we told you that ARORA Solutions could help you get HITRUST Certified without completely blowing up your Information Security budget?
Go for the HITRUST i1 Assessment
The HITRUST Implemented, 1-year (i1) Assessment can be a more resource-friendly option than the HITRUST Risk-based 2-Year (r2) Assessment. The HITRUST i1 is a threat-adaptive assessment that has a selective focus to its evaluation criteria compared to the rigorous HITRUST r2 Assessment, making it suitable for an organization needing only moderate assurance requirements.
With 219 static controls that leverage security best practices and threat intelligence, you would typically see this kind of assurance level required for organizations who value data security as well as achieving compliance.
The HITRUST i1 is designed to address the need for an assessment that remains aligned to the cybersecurity landscape and stays ahead of information security risks and evolving threats, such as ransomware and phishing. It is updated at a minimum, annually. Other assessment programs are not designed to effectively keep pace with amorphous threats. Comparatively, other frameworks are limited, due to their infrequent reviews, generic evaluation criteria, and/or absent regulatory factors.
HITRUST identifies information security controls relative to mitigating known risks and leverages cyber threat intelligence to determine (and if necessary, update) HITRUST CSF framework requirements included in the i1 Assessment.
The i1 Assessment requires less effort and time to complete than an r2 Assessment due to fewer control requirement statements and fewer maturity levels in i1. (It focuses on the Implementation maturity level only.)
To learn more about the i1 Assessment, visit the following link from HITRUST: https://hitrustalliance.net/certification/hitrust-implemented-1-year-i1-validated-assessment/
Both the HITRUST i1 and HITRUST r2 assessments are effective ways to convey information assurances due to the transparency and consistency of how controls are selected, scored and validated by qualified third parties and the HITRUST Assurance and Quality teams. To top it all off, any assessment done in the HITRUST portfolio is added to the HITRUST Results Distribution System, ensuring consistency and efficiency across your entire portfolio. This is especially important if your assessment needs change from year to year.
ARORA As Your Partner
Having recently been added to a select few global organizations who now hold the HITRUST Readiness License—and supporting the premier HITRUST Assurance Program—ARORA Solutions can provide your organization with the peace of mind it needs knowing that you are ready for whatever challenges that may come related to governance, risk and compliance (GRC).
For questions or inquiries about the i1 Assessment, please contact us or call +1 855 960 4885.
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Our track record of successful management systems audit and implementation deployments includes major companies in the information technology, consulting, healthcare, manufacturing, finance (Fintech), and food sectors. We are committed to a sustainable world. Moreover, our company culture incorporates these four pillars in our day-to-day life, business and work:
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