Limited time? Understaffed?

Does your organization have a dedicated CISO?

To meet HIPAA requirements, you may have a designated a security official who is responsible for managing security policies and procedures. But is it enough?

Your top priority is to protect your organization, and patients, against breaches that could cause monetary and reputational harm. But with limited time and expert resources, you need more.

What a virtual CISO can do for you today.

  • As your security and compliance partner, our tailorable virtual CISO services can quickly fill gaps in staffing or expertise for large healthcare organizations, individual, or group providers. We are available for any size or scope.

  • As threats continue to evolve, a virtual CISO can identify what data needs to be protected, how the data should be governed, and negative impacts to the organization if it is not protected correctly related to regulatory, financial, or reputational.

  • There is no need to plan for or hire additional full-time employees. With our service matter experts at your side, you will save time and money.

  • A virtual CISO can provide the leadership and support you need to achieve cybersecurity maturity and build a security-aware culture.

How does it work?

  • Regulatory compliance requirements are always being updated and are difficult to interpret. Our virtual CISO services combines proprietary healthcare compliance software and healthcare cybersecurity consultants to help maintain your long-term strategy.

  • Our program is flexible, and you choose what you want to prioritize. We will handle the rest.

  • Our program is built around Preparation and Prevention components. In 2021, 60% of attacks came from third-party vendors. We know the risk that is out there and the goal of our vCISOs is to help you do the work to mitigate it.

  • While our focus on software is a big component of our service offerings, we also place a large emphasis on your organization’s business continuity plan. Our team of vCISO’s can use a Business Impact Analysis (BIA) to ensure your organization doesn’t suffer from extended downtime.

ComplyAssistant’s vCISO services include:

HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rule Audits

The time to prepare for an OCR audit is now, if not yesterday. We recommend that CEs and BAs conduct internal audits based on the published OCR protocols and mitigate the gaps found.

NIST CSF Audits

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework is flexible for any type of healthcare organization, and focuses on 5 areas: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond and Recover.

Designed to help organizations better understand, manage, and reduce cybersecurity risks, the NIST CSF offers a common language and structure so teams throughout an organization can understand and more easily implement security protocols.

Third-Party Vendor (BA) Risk Management

Our healthcare vendor risk management can help your organization manage a high volume of BA audits with management by exception. Using our software makes it easier to manage the process on your own, or our healthcare cybersecurity consultants can perform vendor risk management services on your behalf.

Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices (HICP) Audits

The healthcare IT world has changed dramatically in recent years, with an increasing number of cyberattacks. As a result, ensuring organizations have safe cyber networks no longer falls solely on IT staff but is also the responsibility of leaders across the organization. That is where ComplyAssistant’s HICP Risk Register tool becomes an invaluable device for your toolkit.

Disaster Recovery Business Continuity (DRBC) planning and table-top exercise for potential extended downtime

While there are no guarantees for preventing an attack, ComplyAssistant can help you reduce risk and be prepared to respond. Therefore, we highly recommend that the time to begin is now, before the attack.

Additional Services:

HITRUST Audits
Promoting Interoperability Audits
Facility walkthroughs
Technical Testing - Internal Vulnerability and External Penetration Testing
Managed Detection and Response for Breach Prevention
Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)
Live & Web-Based Workforce Training

What are the benefits?

  • Virtual CISOs can offer you a clear vision of where your organization’s IT security program stands, where it can go, and how to get it there.

  • A vCISO can improve insights into sophisticated and unprecedented cybersecurity risks and help your business leaders make informed, data-driven decisions.

  • By providing access to a team of experts with a broad range of expertise, a vCISO can help strategize, plan for, and execute a cybersecurity strategy that aligns with your business strategy.

  • You improve the risk profile of your organization, protect against would-be attackers, protect valuable patient information, stay in line with regulatory frameworks, and show due diligence and compliance.

  • You will do all these things at a lower operational expense. Highly qualified and experienced CISOs are a hot commodity. A vCISO is a smart way to get the same benefits without the full-time cost.

As a former CISO, I know first-hand the struggles healthcare organizations face. It’s not an easy or short-term endeavor. That’s why we’re proud to offer virtual CISO services that enable healthcare organizations to improve their risk profiles and protect their patients. We can be that extra set of hands they need

--Gerry Blass, President and CEO, ComplyAssistant

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Read our blog post on why empowering the CISO is important for healthcare information security risk management.