As the leading HITRUST CSF Assessor Organization, BEYOND LLC brings together its experience and knowledge with the HITRUST CSF methodology to streamline and accelerate the certification process. Our approach embraces the certification requirements and protocols defined by HITRUST while formalizing a program that overcomes the intricacies and challenges of a complex process. Becoming HITRUST Certified should not be a burden on your team or your budget. At BEYOND LLC, we will walk with you through the process, and provide the assistance as required by you and your team. The BEYOND LLC business model is a proven approach that results in 100% success. We look forward to working with you and your team.
Established project management // All Team Members CCSFP // Phased approach that reduces cost, time and complexities
Pre-determined quality assurance checkpoints that safeguards the prospect for on-time certification
Assessment program that harmonizes similar control objectives // Continuous status reporting through the HITRUST journey
Phase 1 – Readiness Assessment
(Learn what needs to be fixed)
To determine if your company is ready to complete the Validated Assessment for HITRUST certification.
Phase 2 – CIO Security Services | GAP Remediation
(Now you know…let’s fix it)
This phase is based on the Readiness Assessment and other possible work identified within your Information Security Program “ISP” that needs to be handled prior to going through the HITRUST Validated Assessment.
Phase 3 – Validated Assessment | Bridge Assessment
(Let’s get certified)
BEYOND CSF practitioners (all CCSFP certified) will help your organization navigate and obtain success through the HITRUST Validation process and obtain your certification.
Phase 4 – Interim Assessment | ISP Maturity
This phase is the mid-review and maintenance that takes place within a year after the HITRUST Certification is received.
BEYOND LLC‘s focus is to create an individualized program for our clients – whether you are a start-up or an established company. Our goal is to help your organization innovate, transform and be successful in achieving their information security goals.
BEYOND LLC is a HITRUST Assessor Organization. The organization and its team of professional IT and IS consultants are led by Cathlynn Nigh, a compliance specialist with 20+ years of experience in risk, audit, information security and regulatory administration. The BEYOND team are all highly-training CCSFP Practitioners who focus includes:
- Readiness Assessment
- IT | IS GAP Remediation
- Policy | Procedure Guide Creation
- CISO | Security Advisory Services
- HITRUST Compliance Validations
This specialization offers clients the kind of expertise and attention that streamlines the process and delivers cost and time efficient solutions for your company.
HITRUST Community Education Program with BEYOND LLC
June 23, 2021 and June 30, 2021
Series of informative Webinars as you prepare for your HITRUST Journey.
BEYOND LLC and Paubox Webinar Series
July 28, 2021…with more dates to follow
A series of Partnered Webinars that will discuss IS Compliance, HITRUST and what it takes to become certified.
August 9 – 13, 2021
BEYOND LLC will be a sponsor and have a booth at the event…an opportunity to talk HITRUST with BEYOND LLC.
More details to come
October 5 – 7, 2021
BEYOND LLC will once again be a sponsor and a participant in the event…we look forward to seeing you there.
Chicago Illinois, Orlando FL, Denver CO; January 4, 2021 – BEYOND LLC, a woman owned…
BEYOND LLC Facilitates another HITRUST Community Extension Program Event hosted by Aim Specialty Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Chicago Illinois, January 23, 2019 – BEYOND LLC, a woman owned HITRUST CSF Assessor Organization…
Ray Biondo Senior Vice President and CISO BEYOND LLC It has been dismaying to follow…
From American Healthcare Leader (AHL): When Cathlynn Nigh worked in compliance and internal audit at…
Chicago Illinois, May 16, 2018 – BEYOND LLC, a woman owned HITRUST CSF Assessor Organization…
Mr. Biondo is Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer for BEYOND LLC. Ray is a senior IT executive with over 30 years of experience in the specialized field of Information Technology. He has led application development teams...
Mr. Brennan is the Senior Director of HITRUST Services for BEYOND LLC. He joined BEYOND in 2016 as a lead assessor and has quickly grown within the firm eventually becoming Sr. Manager and now Senior Director. Mr. Brennan’s responsibilities include program development...
The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) was born out of the belief that information security should be a core pillar of, rather than an obstacle to, the broad adoption of health information systems and exchanges.
HITRUST, in collaboration with healthcare, business, technology and information security leaders, has established the HITRUST CSF, a certifiable framework that can be used by any and all organizations that create, access, store or exchange personal health and financial information.
The CSF is an information security framework that harmonizes the requirements of existing standards and regulations, including federal (HIPAA, HITECH), third party (PCI, COBIT) and government (NIST, FTC). As a framework, the CSF provides organizations with the needed structure, detail and clarity relating to information security tailored to the healthcare industry.
Whether your organization deals directly or indirectly with the health care industry, HITRUST certification is good for your business:
- Helps you manage regulatory compliance and risk management
- Opens access to prospective clients who require their vendors to be HITRUST Certified
- Once in place, certification can be renewed, budgeted and managed
Download #1 – Conquering the HITRUST Mountain
If you’re in the healthcare business, you’re in the HITRUST business – whether you know it or not. With many Payers and Providers requiring their vendors to be HITRUST CSF Certified, many healthcare companies are finding that HITRUST is a non-negotiable business priority that needs to be addressed.
But certification is hard. Requiring hundreds of hours from company employees…the path to HITRUST can be daunting and difficult to navigate for established companies and newcomers alike. To help you better understand what you’re up against and how you can be successful in achieving HITRUST certification, Cloudticity and BEYOND LLC offer this an ebook Conquering the HITRUST Mountain to learn:
- What you can expect during the HITRUST process
- How to choose the right HITRUST assessor and build the right team
- How to accelerate your timeline and alleviate costs along the way
Download #2 – Audit Once Use Many
In addition BEYOND LLC also offers their successful white paper “Audit Once Use Many…the benefits of a HITRUST Certification”. Please let us know which document you would like to receive and we will send to you immediately.