A-LIGN Blog

The HITRUST Third Party Assurance Summit Recap

On February 20-21, A-LIGN sponsored and attended the 2018 HITRUST Third Party Assurance Summit in Chicago, Illinois.

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Updates to the AICPA’s SOC 2 Framework

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The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) recognizes the growing demand for transparency and strengthened controls within multifaceted risk environments. The SOC 2 framework continues to improve the security measures that should be implemented to protect organizations against emerging threats.

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Board Members and C-Levels: Are You Ready for 2018 Cybersecurity Risks?

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Within the last year, multiple laws and regulations have significantly increased cybersecurity risk management responsibility for board of director members and C-level executives. Let’s review four of these developments to ensure you have a plan in place to meet the requirements.

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SECURETexas Certification – Is It Right for Your Organization?

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SECURETexas was created per Texas House Bill 300 in 2011 to help covered entities in Texas demonstrate that they have met privacy and security standards to reduce regulatory penalties, mitigate risk, and increase business partner and consumer confidence in the protection of protected health information (PHI).

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A-LIGN Completes SOC 2 Type 2 Audit for A-SCEND

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A-LIGN, a global cybersecurity, cyber risk and privacy, and compliance firm has announced the successful completion of the Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type 2 audit for its GRC software, A-SCEND.

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HITRUST CSFBASICs: A New Framework Designed for Smaller Healthcare Organizations

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As the data breach landscape in the healthcare industry evolves, so do organizations and their compliance with regulatory requirements. Doing ‘nothing’ to protect healthcare data is no longer an acceptable approach for small healthcare entities.

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PCI DSS v3.2 and the Penetration Testing Requirements for Service Providers

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In April 2016, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) released PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) version 3.2.  With the updates came clarification to requirements, additional guidance, and the additional seven new requirements.

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The Gift of Giving: A-LIGN’s Annual Holiday Charity Donation Program

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As we kick-off 2018 strong, we reflect on the incredible year and the milestones within.

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HITRUST Appoints Steve Simmons and Blaise Wabo to the HITRUST CSF Assessor Council

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The HITRUST Alliance has appointed Steve Simmons, Director of Compliance at A-LIGN, and Blaise Wabo, Senior Manager at A-LIGN, to the HITRUST CSF Assessor Council.

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What to Expect in the HITRUST CSF v9.1 Release

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HITRUST confirmed the HITRUST CSF Version 9.1 would be scheduled to release to the assessor community this month, January 2018 for review and to provide feedback.

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