SISA Achieves HITRUST Authorized External Assessor Designation

July 3rd, 2024 – SISA, a leading provider of forensics-driven cybersecurity solutions for the digital payments industry, is proud to announce its new designation as a HITRUST Authorized External Assessor. This certification enables SISA to conduct readiness assessments and provide consulting services based on the HITRUST Framework (HITRUST CSF®), addressing a wide range of security, privacy, and regulatory challenges across various industries.

The HITRUST CSF is a robust, certifiable framework designed to integrate and harmonize multiple authoritative sources including HIPAA, SOC 2, NIST, and ISO 27001. This comprehensive approach ensures that organizations can meet complex compliance requirements, such as those demanded by healthcare, third-party vendors, and government regulations.

In the healthcare sector, where secure storage and transmission of electronic data are crucial, HIPAA requirements are notoriously nuanced and challenging to implement. HITRUST offers an integrated security approach and a means to demonstrate compliance effectively to third parties. This certification is particularly valuable as healthcare remains a significant target for cyberattacks due to the sensitivity of the data involved.

Dharshan Shanthamurthy, Founder and CEO of SISA, emphasized the importance of this achievement: “For healthcare companies, obtaining certification from HITRUST isn’t just about ticking a compliance box—it’s about establishing a robust standard for data protection. HITRUST CSF provides a holistic approach to managing healthcare data security. As a HITRUST Authorized External Assessor, SISA is now equipped to help organizations navigate their certification journey transparently, consistently, and objectively, offering trained and vetted resources to assess and develop corrective action plans where necessary.”

SISA’s role extends beyond assessment to encompass a supportive guide through the HITRUST certification process, ensuring that organizations of any size can meet stringent security and compliance standards.

Sachin Sawant, VP of Compliance and Testing at SISA, added, “External Assessors meet rigorous criteria to become qualified, which enables them to be a trusted and independent resource for clients. As Authorized External Assessors, we are crucial in helping uphold information security and privacy standards for industries of varying size and complexity. We provide the necessary resources to assess compliance with security control requirements and to develop corrective action plans aligned with the HITRUST CSF.”

With this designation, SISA reaffirms its commitment to enhancing industry standards and helping clients strengthen their security postures against a backdrop of increasing cyber threats.

About SISA

SISA is a global forensics-driven cybersecurity solutions company, trusted by leading organizations for securing their businesses with robust preventive, detective, and corrective cybersecurity solutions. Our problem-first, human-centric approach helps businesses strengthen their cybersecurity posture. We apply the power of forensic intelligence and advanced technology to offer true security to 2,000+ customers in 40+ countries. SISA is also the leading provider of PCI-validated solutions and the largest qualified security assessor in the country.

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