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WE DELIVER ONE-TO-ONE HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE

BEYOND LLC’s focus is to create individualized compliance programs for all organizations – whether you are a startup or an established company.  Our goal is to help organizations innovate, transform and be successful.

BEYOND LLC is a HITRUST Certified CSF assessor organization.  The organization and its team of professional IT consultants are led by Cathlynn Nigh, a compliance specialist with 20 years of experience in risk, internal audit, information security and regulatory administration. Cathlynn and her team are all highly-trained Certified CSF Practitioners who focus includes:

  • Healthcare Assessments
  • Vulnerability & Risk Assessment
  • Security Risk Management
  • Executive CXO Strategy and Advisory Services
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HITRUST CSF CERTIFICATION

Let BEYOND LLC work with your organization to obtain a HITRUST CSF Certification through a Validated Assessment.
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BEYOND SUITE OF TOOLS

BEYOND LLC can work with your organization to become HITRUST Certified quickly and inexpensively.
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HITRUST CSF CERTIFICATION

Let BEYOND LLC work with your organization to obtain a HITRUST CSF Certification through a Validated Assessment.
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BEYOND SUITE OF TOOLS

BEYOND LLC can work with your organization to become HITRUST Certified quickly and inexpensively.
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CISO ADVISORY SERVICES

Headed by a former CISO at a top 4 Healthcare payer organization, BEYOND LLC can provide your organization with Information Security experience you seek.
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CIO ADVISORY SERVICES

BEYOND LLC can work with your IT organization to help it run as a more efficient business unit. Our goal is to have your organization gain greater value from your IT investment.
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CISO ADVISORY SERVICES

Headed by a former CISO at a top 4 Healthcare payer organization, BEYOND LLC can provide your organization with Information Security experience you seek.
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CIO ADVISORY SERVICES

BEYOND LLC can work with your IT organization to help it run as a more efficient business unit. Our goal is to have your organization gain greater value from your IT investment.
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    Woman-Owned

    BEYOND LLC is a SBA certified Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB). In choosing BEYOND, in addition to working with a high quality professional team, your organization may obtain additional benefits by engaging with a woman owned service provider.

    One such example is selected tax incentives. The federal government provides possible tax breaks for companies that utilize woman owned businesses. Also, there is a second tax incentive that may reduce tax liabilities for companies that use woman owned businesses for a project funded with federal or state grants or loans.

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    We have locations in

    • Chicago, IL
    • New York, NY
    • Tampa, FL
    • Fort Myers, FL

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      About HITRUST

      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
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      Ray Biondo Promoted to Executive Vice President and CIO for BEYOND HC LLC

      Chicago Illinois, Orlando FL, Denver CO; January 4, 2021 – BEYOND HC LLC, a woman…

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      BEYOND HC 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 HC LLC, a woman owned HITRUST CSF Assessor…

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      QUESTIONS? CALL US FOR ANSWERS TODAY.

      As HITRUST CSF experts, we're prepared to answer any questions you have regarding the HITRUST certification process. Contact us at:
      info@beyondhcllc.com
      800-544-4405 or 773-243-9273

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      WHAT IS HITRUST CSF CERTIFICATION?

      The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) created a Common Security Framework (CSF) for healthcare IT and information security specific to HIPPA and other regulations. HITRUST CSF is a certifiable framework that provides organizations with a comprehensive, flexible and efficient approach to regulatory compliance and risk management.

      HITRUST CSF CERTIFICATION AND ADDITIONAL FEATURES

      Becoming HITRUST Certified should not be a burden on your people or your budget. At BEYOND LLC, we will walk with you through the process, and provide as much assistance as you require:

      • The process might start with a PRE-ASSESSMENT.  This will give an indication of the current state of your IT and data security. This usually takes just a few days; and if minor gaps are found, your internal team might be able to correct them.
      • Your Organization may want to take a deeper dive into your IT and data security framework which BEYOND would then work with your team and complete a FACILITATED SELF-ASSESSMENT.  This step will give you an even stronger understanding of the current state of your security and privacy controls.  A review of the work is completed by HITRUST with an overall report issued.  Again, if gaps are found, could correct prior to a full validated assessment.
      • A full VALIDATED ASSESSMENT completed by BEYOND follows the process as defined by HITRUST.  This assessment will take a closer examination in assessing your IT systems, firewalls, data protection and much more – with the end-goal of a HITRUST CSF Certification. In some cases, the Validated Assessment results in a Corrective Action Plan (CAP) that identifies corrections needed to achieve certification, along with a timetable for handling.
      • If a CORRECTIVE ACTION PLAN (CAP) results from the Validated Assessment, BEYOND can assist your internal team in resolving the CAP issues.
      • BEYOND can remain your resource for the INTERIM REVIEW and the RENEWAL OF YOUR HITRUST CERTIFICATION, including scheduled reviews to ensure that the CAP issues have been resolved.

      ADDITIONAL ASSESSMENT FEATURES:

      BEYOND can also complete projects pertaining to HIPAA; PCI DSS (as a QSA, ISA and PCIP); SOX (audit readiness and support); NERC (audit readiness and support); ISO 27001; ISO 20000-1; NIST SP 800:53A; NSA IAM; Risk Assessments relating to OCTAVE, NIST SO 800:30 rev. 1; and Security Assessments operating NSA IAM, IEM.

      BEYOND CISO Executive Advisory Service

      The BEYOND LLC Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Advisory Services Division is led by Ray Biondo, BEYOND SVP/CISO and former CISO (12 years) at the fourth largest US Healthcare Insurance Company.

      Let BEYOND put our CISO executive leadership and security knowledge to work for your organization. Our CISO service offers you access to a team of professionals that can provide subject matter expertise to your existing or new information security program.

      As a team we can determine and analyze your security needs, then develop and manage your security program on an ongoing basis. We will quickly gain knowledge of where security gaps exist in your organization. With our mature and vast knowledge of the security industry, we will go to work to solve these problems for you with results that you can rely on.

      Having access to a dedicated resource with years of security experience can be a valuable asset to your organization. Through on-site and remote work, we will help you achieve your security goals in an efficient and cost-effective manner. We will provide the expertise you need to create an effective information security program, and can help you manage that program with the staff and resources you have in place.

      BEYOND LLC offers CISO advisory services that include:

        • Security Assessments
          1. People, Process, and Technology
        • CISO as a Service
          1. Develop Security Function
          2. Get the right people doing the right thing
          3. On-site as needed
          4. Assist with CISO search
        • Executive Leadership/Board of Directors
          1. Attend or become member of the BOD
          2. Develop Board level reports
          3. Instruct / Train on Information Security Leadership

      HITRUST CSF CERTIFICATION AND ADDITIONAL FEATURES

      Becoming HITRUST Certified should not be a burden on your people or your budget. At BEYOND LLC, we will walk with you through the process, and provide as much assistance as you require:

      • The process might start with a PRE-ASSESSMENT.  This will give an indication of the current state of your IT and data security. This usually takes just a few days; and if minor gaps are found, your internal team might be able to correct them.
      • Your Organization may want to take a deeper dive into your IT and data security framework which BEYOND would then work with your team and complete a FACILITATED SELF-ASSESSMENT.  This step will give you an even stronger understanding of the current state of your security and privacy controls.  A review of the work is completed by HITRUST with an overall report issued.  Again, if gaps are found, could correct prior to a full validated assessment.
      • A full VALIDATED ASSESSMENT completed by BEYOND follows the process as defined by HITRUST.  This assessment will take a closer examination in assessing your IT systems, firewalls, data protection and much more – with the end-goal of a HITRUST CSF Certification. In some cases, the Validated Assessment results in a Corrective Action Plan (CAP) that identifies corrections needed to achieve certification, along with a timetable for handling.
      • If a CORRECTIVE ACTION PLAN (CAP) results from the Validated Assessment, BEYOND can assist your internal team in resolving the CAP issues.
      • BEYOND can remain your resource for the INTERIM REVIEW and the RENEWAL OF YOUR HITRUST CERTIFICATION, including scheduled reviews to ensure that the CAP issues have been resolved.

      ADDITIONAL ASSESSMENT FEATURES:

      BEYOND can also complete projects pertaining to HIPAA; PCI DSS (as a QSA, ISA and PCIP); SOX (audit readiness and support); NERC (audit readiness and support); ISO 27001; ISO 20000-1; NIST SP 800:53A; NSA IAM; Risk Assessments relating to OCTAVE, NIST SO 800:30 rev. 1; and Security Assessments operating NSA IAM, IEM.

      BEYOND CISO Executive Advisory Service

      The BEYOND LLC Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Advisory Services Division is led by Ray Biondo, BEYOND SVP/CISO and former CISO (12 years) at the fourth largest US Healthcare Insurance Company.

      Let BEYOND put our CISO executive leadership and security knowledge to work for your organization. Our CISO service offers you access to a team of professionals that can provide subject matter expertise to your existing or new information security program.

      As a team we can determine and analyze your security needs, then develop and manage your security program on an ongoing basis. We will quickly gain knowledge of where security gaps exist in your organization. With our mature and vast knowledge of the security industry, we will go to work to solve these problems for you with results that you can rely on.

      Having access to a dedicated resource with years of security experience can be a valuable asset to your organization. Through on-site and remote work, we will help you achieve your security goals in an efficient and cost-effective manner. We will provide the expertise you need to create an effective information security program, and can help you manage that program with the staff and resources you have in place.

      BEYOND LLC offers CISO advisory services that include:

        • Security Assessments
          1. People, Process, and Technology
        • CISO as a Service
          1. Develop Security Function
          2. Get the right people doing the right thing
          3. On-site as needed
          4. Assist with CISO search
        • Executive Leadership/Board of Directors
          1. Attend or become member of the BOD
          2. Develop Board level reports
          3. Instruct / Train on Information Security Leadership
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