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KSM Achieves HITRUST® Authorized External Assessor Designation

May 16, 2024


HITRUST logoKatz, Sapper & Miller (KSM), a leading advisory, tax, and audit firm, today announced that it is now designated as a HITRUST Authorized External Assessor by HITRUST. With this achievement, KSM is now approved to provide services using the HITRUST CSF®, a comprehensive and certifiable framework that addresses the multitude of security, privacy, and regulatory challenges facing organizations in order to comply with healthcare (HIPAA, HITECH), third-party (PCI, COBIT), government (NIST, FTC) and other industry-specific regulations and standards.

Authorized External Assessors are critical to helping uphold information security and privacy standards for various industries of varying size and complexity. They provide:

  • Trained resources to assess compliance with security control requirements
  • Document-corrective action plans that align with the HITRUST CSF

HITRUST Authorized External Assessors such as KSM serve as a key component of the HITRUST CSF Assurance Program by providing assessment and remediation services to all industries that deal with sensitive data.

Tim Cook, CEO and president of KSM, said, “KSM is thrilled to be one of the newest HITRUST Authorized External Assessors. This addition to our suite of IT risk advisory services is not only celebrated, it’s essential for our clients pursing HITRUST certification.”

“External Assessors meet rigorous criteria to become qualified, which enables them to be a trusted and independent resource for clients needing to improve their security posture,” said Matthew Datel, Director, Education & Strategic Initiatives at HITRUST. “External Assessors are an integral component to providing qualified third-party reviews for clients seeking HITRUST CSF Certification.”


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