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Mapping Security Controls to the HITRUST framework

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Mapping Security Controls to the HITRUST framework

Mapping your security controls to the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) is an important step in the process of preparing for a HITRUST audit. The CSF is a comprehensive security framework that provides guidance on the controls and practices needed to protect sensitive healthcare information.

Here are a few steps you can take to map your security controls to the HITRUST CSF:

  1. Review the HITRUST CSF: Start by reviewing the HITRUST CSF and familiarizing yourself with the framework and its requirements. This will help you understand the expectations for your organization's controls.
  2. Identify your security controls: Next, identify the security controls that are currently in place within your organization. This may include policies, procedures, and technical controls such as firewalls and encryption.
  3. Map your controls to the HITRUST CSF: Once you have identified your security controls, map them to the relevant sections of the HITRUST CSF. This will help you see how your controls align with the framework and identify any gaps that may need to be addressed.
  4. Review and update your controls: After you have mapped your controls to the HITRUST CSF, review and update them as needed to ensure that they meet the requirements of the framework. This may involve implementing new controls or modifying existing ones.
  5. Document your controls: It's important to document your security controls and the processes and procedures surrounding them. This will provide evidence of your compliance with the HITRUST CSF and make it easier to demonstrate the effectiveness of your controls during the audit process.

Mapping your security controls to the HITRUST CSF is an important step in preparing for a HITRUST audit. By aligning your controls with the framework and ensuring that they are robust and effective, you can improve your readiness for the audit and demonstrate your commitment to protecting sensitive healthcare information.