HITRUST CSF Certification validates GGK Technologies is committed to meeting key regulations and protecting sensitive information.
As technology takes its place as an essential component for success across industries, data protection and cybersecurity becomes a palpable challenge for most organizations. GGK Tech is excited to have obtained the HITRUST CSF Certification for its servers, network devices and end systems through a rigorous certification process.
HITRUST offers three degrees of assurance: self-assessment, CSF validated, and CSF-certified. The requirements for each degree intensifies in rigor as we up the levels. HITRUST CSF Certified status demonstrates that the servers, network devices and end systems at our Hyderabad, India locations have met key regulations and industry-defined requirements and is appropriately managing risk.
This achievement places GGK Technologies in an elite group of organizations worldwide that have earned this certification. By including federal and state regulations, standards and frameworks, and incorporating a risk-based approach, the HITRUST CSF helps organizations address these challenges through a comprehensive and flexible framework of prescriptive and scalable security controls.
“HITRUST has been working with the industry to ensure the appropriate information protection requirements are met when sensitive information is accessed or stored in a cloud environment. By taking the steps necessary to obtain HITRUST CSF Certified status, GGK, is distinguished as an organization that people can count on to keep their information safe,” said Ken Vander Wal, Chief Compliance Officer, HITRUST.
What is HITRUST and HITRUST CSF®?
HITRUST – The Health Information Trust Alliance – is a not-for-profit organization governed by healthcare industry representatives. Common Security Framework (CSF) is a certifiable framework created and maintained by HITRUST. It comprises of 19 different domains that include mobile device security, access control, and endpoint protection, based on which HITRUST certifies various IT offerings.
Why HITRUST CSF Assurance?
The CSF offers a comprehensive, adaptable, and effective approach to regulatory compliance and risk management that helps healthcare organizations and their providers establish consistent and streamlined security and compliance practices.
By building on US Healthcare laws like HIPAA and the HITECH Act that have stringent requirements for the use, disclosure, and protection of individually identifiable health information, as well as enforce noncompliance, the HITRUST CSF attempts to fill a void that these regulations do not address in terms of regulation enforcement.
How Being A HITRUST CSF Certified Organization Helps Us Operate Better
The HITRUST CSF was developed to address numerous security, privacy, and regulatory challenges faced by organizations across industries. CSF’s risk-based approach, while including federal and state regulations, standards, frameworks, the HITRUST CSF, helps us address these challenges through a framework that is flexible and scalable.
With CSF, we can now:
- Incorporate, synchronize, and cross-reference existing, globally recognized standards, regulations, and business requirements in a single framework while ensuring compliance.
- Scale controls based on the evolving size and complexity of our organization.
- Ensure clarity by using CSF’s prescriptive requirement recommendations.
- Adopt alternate controls seamlessly (if/when necessary).
How It Helps Us Serve Our Clients Better
GGK Tech serves a wide range of industries, and the fact that the HITRUST CSF is industry-agnostic is extremely beneficial for us. It is a single comprehensive security and privacy framework developed in collaboration with data protection specialists, which offers multi-regulatory coverage. Furthermore, it includes significant components from cross-industry IT security standards bodies and governance sources as well.
For our clients, working a HITRUST CSF certified organization is a convenient means of reducing third-party risk. While working through the CSF certification requirements, we’ve have designed and upgraded our security and privacy practices so that they are in line with strict industry regulations.
HITRUST CSF has become an extensively adopted security and privacy framework across industries globally, and we can see why. Its integrated approach to data protection ensures that the process of assembling and maintaining the numerous and varied programs, as well as our ISM program, is well-supported.
“GGK Tech, an affiliate of American CyberSystems Inc., serves a wide range of industries, and organizations, like ours, have to meet complex compliance requirements of our clients that include technical and process elements such as HIPAA, NIST, ISO, and COBIT. The fact that the HITRUST CSF is not only scalable but also industry-agnostic is extremely beneficial for us,” said our Delivery Head. “The HITRUST CSF is the gold-standard that needs to be met, and GGK Tech is pleased to be able to demonstrate its commitment by achieving HITRUST CSF Certification.”
Learn more about HITRUST CSF here.
Request a copy of our CSF Certification here.