[ Thursday, December 06, 2007 ]


Companies banding together to promote secutity standards: Short article in the Wall Street Journal on the Health Information Trust Alliance, or Hitrust, a consortuim formed by a handful of big players in the healthcare industry. The goal is to standardize security practices so everyone operates under the same playbook. Ultimately, that promotes good security practices, but it also gives all the participants some comfort that if they meet the standards set by Hitrust, they'll at least have a pretty persuasive argument that they've taken sufficient security steps. Having the standards doesn't mean that's all an industry participant has to do; however, it's a useful report card on whether the participant has done enough.

Jeff [10:10 AM]

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