CSC Achieves HITRUST® Authorized External Assessor Designation
Clark Schaefer Consulting, a leading provider of cybersecurity risk and compliance solutions, today announced that it is now designated as a HITRUST Authorized External Assessor by HITRUST. With this achievement, Clark Schaefer Consulting is now approved to provide services using the HITRUST CSF®, a comprehensive and certifiable framework that addresses the multitude of security, privacy, and regulatory challenges facing organizations in order to comply with healthcare (HIPAA, HITECH), third-party (PCI, COBIT), government (NIST, FTC) and other industry-specific regulations and standards.
Authorized External Assessors are critical to helping uphold information security and privacy standards for various industries of varying size and complexity and are a core component of the HITRUST Assurance Program by providing trained resources to assess compliance with security control requirements and document corrective action plans that align with the HITRUST CSF. HITRUST Authorized External Assessors such as Clark Schaefer Consulting serve as a key component of the program by providing assessment and remediation services to all industries that deal with sensitive data.
“As a long time provider of IT, cybersecurity audit and assessment services for organizations in a variety of industries, we are thrilled to be part of the HITRUST external assessor community."
"Through our partnership with HITRUST, we look forward to providing additional value to our clients through use of the HITRUST CSF to help them with information security and privacy related challenges and regulatory compliance.” – Carly Devlin, Managing Director Clark Schaefer Consulting
“External Assessors meet rigorous criteria to become qualified, which enables them to be a trusted and independent resource for clients needing to improve their security posture,” said Matthew Datel, Director, Education & Strategic Initiatives at HITRUST. "External Assessors are an integral component to providing qualified third-party reviews for clients seeking HITRUST CSF Certification.”