Elliott Davis Decosimo Achieves HITRUST CSF Assessor Designation to Bolster Risk Advisory Offerings

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 19, 2017 – Elliott Davis Decosimo, one of the nation’s fastest growing accounting firms and a leading provider of tax, audit and consulting services, announced today that the firm has been designated as a HITRUST CSF Assessor by HITRUST. As an Assessor, Elliott Davis Decosimo has been approved to provide services using the HITRUST CSF, a comprehensive security framework developed in collaboration with health care and information security professionals. It brings together several compliance frameworks and information security standards, providing organizations with a flexible and efficient approach to regulatory compliance and information risk management.

CSF Assessors such as Elliott Davis Decosimo are critical to helping uphold information security and privacy standards for the health care industry and represent a core component of the HITRUST CSF program by providing trained resources to health care organizations of varying sizes and levels of complexity that can assess compliance with security control requirements and document corrective action plans that align with the HITRUST CSF.

“Given the evolving cyber security concerns and increasingly stringent risk assessment and mitigation requirements, our clients will appreciate the ability to engage us to deliver assessment and assurance services that encompass compliance standards for HIPPA, PCI, ISO and NIST in one review,” said Jay Brietz, Shareholder overseeing the firm’s HITRUST CSF Practice. “This gives them an efficient way to manage security requirements, assess levels of compliance and report to stakeholders in a streamlined manner.”

An organization obtains the HITRUST CSF Certification after they have successfully passed a third-party compliance assessment performed by an approved CSF Assessor, which verifies that the organization meets industry-defined information security requirements. This is particularly important for organizations in the health care industry that create, access, store or exchange sensitive information.

“We are pleased to have Elliott Davis Decosimo as a CSF Assessor to help health care organizations with the process of adopting and using the HITRUST CSF’s requirements and give their customers confidence in the protection of their information,” said Ken Vander Wal, Chief Compliance Officer, HITRUST. “Elliott Davis Decosimo’s long-standing expertise and leadership in health care IT privacy and security solutions make it a perfect addition to our program, and we expect their customers to have confidence in this designation.”