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ViaWest’s AppliedTrust Designated HITRUST CSF Assessor

HITRUST Designation Bolsters Company’s Distinction in Security Assessment and Consulting Services

11 / 1 / 2016
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DENVER—Nov. 1, 2016 —Illustrating leadership in healthcare IT security, risk and compliance consulting, AppliedTrust, a ViaWest company, announced today that it has been designated as a HITRUST CSF Assessor. As a HITRUST CSF Assessor, AppliedTrust is approved by HITRUST to evaluate and certify organizations according to the HITRUST CSF, the most widely adopted comprehensive security framework in U.S. healthcare industry.

“For more than 15 years, AppliedTrust has helped numerous companies, from hospitals to large corporations, improve infrastructure security, including interpreting and addressing regulations such as the HIPAA Security Rule, PCI DSS, NIST, NERC CIP and others,” said Trent R. Hein, AppliedTrust’s Co-Founder. “It’s an honor to be among the fewer than 50 companies worldwide approved by HITRUST as a CSF Assessor, and given our additional status as a PCI QSA, we are uniquely suited to provide a comprehensive assessment package to healthcare entities.”

To become a CSF Assessor, AppliedTrust was evaluated based on its capabilities and processes, scope of services, years of service in both information security and the healthcare industry, and the number of individual resources focused in these areas.

"We are pleased to have AppliedTrust as a CSF Assessor to help healthcare organizations with the process of adopting and utilizing the HITRUST CSF's requirements and give their clients confidence in the protection of their information," said Ken Vander Wal, Chief Compliance Officer, HITRUST. "The company’s long-standing expertise and leadership in health IT privacy and security solutions make it a perfect addition to our program.”

The HITRUST CSF assessments will be incorporated as part of AppliedTrust’s extensive portfolio of security assessment and consulting services. AppliedTrust also provides consulting services to assist organizations with security incident response and forensics; DevOps methodology; achieving optimal performance and high availability; IT strategy and governance; designing high-performance, cost-effective systems and networks; and applying and supporting opensource tools.

“Our clients’ information security and control assurance is our top priority. AppliedTrust has independently led many of our clients through all stages of their security lifecycle in order to position them for compliance achievement and also to ensure that they are protected with confidence,” said Annalea Ilg, Chief Information Security Officer for ViaWest. “AppliedTrust’s consultative assessment approach helps our clients further understand threats and requirements, identify risk impact and develop proactive plans for quick remediation. Combining AppliedTrust’s core talent with being a HITRUST CSF Assessor really positions the company in a league of its own.”

About AppliedTrust

AppliedTrust is a leading consulting firm that solves hard IT problems so its clients can make the world awesome. Using Secure DevOps as a framework, the company focuses entirely on client systems and networks and how to make them secure, available, and perform at their peak. The company serves a wide variety of clients across financial services, government, healthcare, technology and other industries. AppliedTrust works as a trusted partner with its clients and strives to empower them by transferring its knowledge to them. For additional information about AppliedTrust, please visit, call 303-245-4545, or follow AppliedTrust on Twitter.

About ViaWest

ViaWest is a leading Hybrid IT Solutions provider offering cloud, colocation, compliance services and security solutions, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shaw Communications Inc. (NYSE: SJR). With more than 17 years of experience, 30 North American data centers and multiple cloud nodes, ViaWest offers IT and infrastructure solutions that solve business challenges while balancing cost, scalability and security requirements. ViaWest delivers tailored solutions designed for maximum reliability and flexibility backed by our 100% uptime commitment.

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