The HITRUST Right Start Program™ for Start-ups

Enabling new and start-up companies to build a solid foundation
for risk management, compliance and privacy.

Risk management and compliance is a critical and challenging task for start-up companies, as implementing a program can be costly and place a significant strain on internal resources. As part of a broader initiative to assist start-ups in overcoming the daunting challenges that risk management and compliance pose, HITRUST has designed the Right Start Program to assist and guide start-up organizations through these endeavors. By utilizing the HITRUST Right Start Program, organizations can streamline their risk management and compliance process, enabling them to re-focus their resources on growth while simultaneously knowing that they are leveraging the most comprehensive compliance, security and privacy platform in the industry.

Right Start Program Key Components

HITRUST CSF® – The HITRUST MyCSF® incorporates the HITRUST CSF allowing organizations to perform assessments and report against the privacy and security controls of the HITRUST CSF or any one of the thirty-five authoritative sources currently included in the framework.

HITRUST CSF Assurance Methodology – The HITRUST CSF Assurance Program provides a simplified and consistent approach to assessments and reporting against the HITRUST CSF. This risk-based assurance approach is designed to address evolving information threats and unique regulatory and business needs of organizations while delivering an effective, standardized and streamlined assessment process for reporting compliance and information risk posture.

HITRUST MyCSF Assessment Platform – The HITRUST MyCSF Assessment Platform provides global organizations of all sizes with a purposefully designed and engineered SaaS solution for performing risk assessments, corrective action plan management, enhanced benchmarking and dashboards, and integration with major GRC platforms and the HITRUST Assessment XChange™.

HITRUST Academy® – The HITRUST Academy offers the only training courses designed to educate security professionals about information protection and the utilization of the HITRUST CSF to manage risk. The courses are intended to prepare security professionals for assessing against the evolving compliance landscape shaped by HITECH, HIPAA, CMS and various other federal, state and business requirements.

The HITRUST CSF, the HITRUST CSF Assurance Methodology, the HITRUST MyCSF Assessment Platform, and the HITRUST Academy combine to deliver the most comprehensive risk management solution.


Qualifications: A HITRUST Right Start Program organization must have all of the following: (1) incorporated or founded within the last three years, (2) have a productive service line, or be close, (3) under 50 full-time employees, and (4) revenue under $10M.

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