HITRUST, a health industry stakeholder consortium, has issued guidance on how best to use its Common Security Framework of best practices to assess an organization’s cybersecurity preparedness.

“Having access to cyber threat intelligence and sharing information regarding threats, attacks and incidents is extremely important; however, a prerequisite is ensuring organizations have the appropriate safeguards in place,” according to the guidance. “Organizations must have the means by which to review their current level of preparedness, which is contingent upon the identification of an appropriate subset of controls most directly related to detecting and thwarting cyber-related breaches.”

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