Designee builds on commitment to furthering excellence in the healthcare sector's information security and privacy programs
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PORTLAND, Ore. – October 12, 2022 – (Newswire.com)
Apgar & Associates, LLC today announced that it is designated as a HITRUST Readiness Licensee. With this achievement, Apgar & Associates is approved by HITRUST to perform consulting and readiness work for organizations looking to adopt the HITRUST CSF or prepare for their first assessment. For over a decade, the consultancy has provided information security and privacy services that encompass strategic planning for risk management and compliance programs, as well as consulting on security incidence response, risk analysis, and policy and procedures.
HITRUST Readiness Licensees help uphold information security and privacy standards for various industries of varying size and complexity by assisting clients with the adoption of the HITRUST CSF framework, implementation, and remediation efforts following adoption, and facilitated self-assessments.
“We’re very pleased to receive the HITRUST Readiness designation. It feels like a natural progression in our firm’s commitment to furthering excellence in the healthcare sector’s information security and privacy programs,” stated Julia Huddleston, CIPP/US, CIPM, CCSFP, and Principal Consultant at Apgar & Associates, LLC. “We look forward to helping guide healthcare providers and their business associates through the what and how of readying for the HITRUST assessment.”
“Readiness Licensees meet the criteria to become trusted and independent resources for clients needing to improve their security posture,” said Matthew Datel, Director, Education & Strategic Initiatives at HITRUST. “Readiness Licensees are helpful in providing qualified third-party reviews for clients preparing for or seeking HITRUST CSF Certification.”
About Apgar & Associates
The consultancy’s information security and privacy services encompass strategic planning for risk management and compliance programs, as well as consulting on security incidence response, risk analysis, and policy and procedures.
The team also helps organizations decide which of the various industry certifications aligns best with the business’ privacy and information security strategy. For more information about Apgar & Associates’ consulting services, such as HITRUST Readiness, please contact the company at 503-384-2538 or visit its website at https://apgarandassoc.com/.
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Apgar & Associates Achieves HITRUST® Readiness Licensee Designation