Access, Store, and Manage Sensitive Healthcare Data with HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF)

Healthcare organizations are the center stages of sensitive consumer information, housing databases that involve the criticality of millions of individuals and their private data. Needless to mention, such information bases attract the might of the world’s mightiest cybercriminals and their attack strategies. Healthcare organizations, hence, need to establish paramount cybersecurity infrastructure with sound governance, technologies, and proactive risk management. This calls for necessary regulations; dataflows connected to their core medical systems, electronic health records, consumer service portals and integrated environments (Lab data, etc) need to be compliant with the best standards and security protocols, one defined vastly yet bounded loosely by the HIPAA Compliance.

90% of healthcare organizations face at least 1 security breach with 30% of it occurring in large hospitals.

Ransomware and device vulnerabilities resulting in longer hospital stays

Healthcare invests less than 6% in cybersecurity

Gain HITRUST CSF Certification with Cloud4C Managed Compliance Services

HITRUST CSF, a Common Security Framework by the Health Information Trust Alliance founded in 2007, aims to chart an advanced and end-to-end information risk management framework for healthcare organizations in particular while being compliant with the HIPAA norms. The protocols define how organizations should access, store, manage, exchange, and analyze critical healthcare data across landscapes without compromising on security and data threats.

Cloud4C, the world’s leading application-focused Cloud MSP and a trusted cybersecurity and compliance-as-a-service provider ensures that any healthcare organizations or enterprises engaging in trade or data exchange with healthcare organizations remain cognizant with the HITRUST CSF protocols and become wholly compliant to its defined standards as well as HIPAA mandates. We combine the skillsets of our diverse tech security experts and governance experts to establish a completely sustainable governance security model catering to international standards. This significantly lowers the risks of information threats associated with such critical and hypercomplex databases, safeguarding the enterprise’s reputation and services.

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HITRUST CSF (Common Security Framework) and HIPAA

Security Breach Notification to Every Associate
Penalities for Wilful Neglect
Rules Applied to all Third Parties
Rely on Self Assessment
Fully Documented and Monitored Process

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Are you HITRUST Ready : Fundamentals to Consider

HITRUST compliance is generally reserved for medium and large scale healthcare organizations or enterprises dealing with healthcare data on bulk quantities

The HITRUST CSF Framework is extremely detailed and exhaustive requiring a proper audit and scoping exercise prior hand for firms needing to comply with HITRUST

Private payments or payer options can require additional HITRUST certifications. The main certification is usually valid for 24 months.

Gaining a HITRUST certification ensures that an enterprise has done due assessment of data risks within its ITOps with perfect diligence. HITRUST-compliant systems should be strong enough to deal with cyberattacks but this necessarily doesn’t guarantee an organization to be 100% breach proof. Hence, periodic assessments are necessary

HITRUST compliance is usually done in sync with HIPAA and NIST protocols, allowing organizations to have greater hold of their data compliance and governance activities

Proper budgeting needs to be done in order to be HITRUST compliant. While the framework and knowledge in itself is not for profit, significant costs can be incurred in assessing and auditing systems, upgrading the facilities in accordance to proper HITRUST norms. However, once done, this significantly shields the organization’s data practices

HITRUST Compliance being an expansive procedure, it’s suggested to utilize the services of managed compliance partners, auditors, and independent service providers to ensure that the process is completed and streamlined successfully without disrupting existing operations.

Cloud4C End-to-end Managed Compliance and Compliance-as-a-Service Offerings

With Cloud4C’s dedicated Compliance-as-a-Service or Managed Compliance offerings, enterprises can augment their IT infra, cloud landscapes, architectures, systems, and applications to be fully compliant with different regulations and standards. Cloud4C’s global acumen paired with world-class compliance experts and state-of-the-art technologies duly investigate customer landscapes, assess functionalities and workloads to verify whether the same are compliant with the concerned protocol or not, delivering strategies and implementing the necessary procedures to ensure that companies across the globe operate risk-proof.

We are adept in all major cloud services certification program initiatives. Be any hyperscaler cloud landscape, on-prem systems, private cloud ecosystems, third-party environments, or remote edge ecosystems, Cloud4C’s managed compliance services cover it all and help organizations be compliance-ready end-to-end.


Information Security Registered Assessors Program or IRAP concerns a set of security protocols and frameworks to audit, analyze, and measure cybersecurity efficiency of an organization basis Australian security requirements and standards. This is monitored by the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD)

Bank Negara

A major compliance framework and regulations catering to BFSI activities and banking institutions monitored by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM)

Central Bank of Oman

Regulations certified by Central Bank of Oman catering to all BFSI functions and banking institutions in Oman


Centralized cybersecurity framework and processes regulated by Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority to guide organizations across all industries to effectively protect their operations, assets, and data.


Regulations and frameworks offered by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority to supervise banks, financial institutions, insurance companies, stock exchanges, securities dealers, etc.

UAE Compliances

Broader UAE compliances regarding data residency, privacy, and other regulations governing enterprise functions in the United Arab Emirates.


Compliance regulations for BFSI activities and financial institutions concerning security, operational management, data administration, etc. Delivered by the Reserve Bank of India, the nation’s premier banking organization.


Guidelines issued by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the nation’s central BFSI authority on outsourcing operations and processes of financial institutions.


Regulations issued and monitored by the Financial Services Authority of Indonesia (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan) on the functioning and operations of financial institutions.


General Data Protection Regulation is a set of advanced regulations governing the collection and usage of personal data from individuals residing in the European Union.


The Payment Cards Industry Data Security Standard sets frameworks and benchmarks to ensure that all enterprises engaging in accepting, storing, processing credit card data maintain a highly secure environment.


Standards and frameworks set by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act to ensure the privacy, security, and integrity of sensitive patient information. The HITRUST (Health Information Trust Alliance) certification is garnered by healthcare companies as proof that they comply with HIPAA standards.


The GXP compliance standard is an acronym for regulatory requirements and guidelines applicable for the broader life sciences, food, and medical products, etc (The ‘X’ stands for any letter applicable vertical-wise). For instance, Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), Good Clinical Practices (GCP), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

ISO Standards

Introduced by the International Organization for Standardization, these frameworks certify the global standard requirements applicable to any offering or service. The number after an ISO refers to the concerned category: ISO-27001, ISO-27017, ISO-27018, ISO-22301, ISO-20000, etc.

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