HITRUST CSF compliance & certification

Practical application backed by industry expertise.

How protected is your organization?

With the Health Information Trust Alliance Common Security Framework (HITRUST CSF) assessment you can confidently answer that question.

HITRUST CSF is the healthcare industry’s most widely adopted security framework, and — as an authorized external assessor — our team can guide you in applying HITRUST’s standards to your security program.

We use the HITRUST CSF to assess client information security programs against regulatory mandates and industry standards (e.g., HIPAA, HITECH, CMS, PCI, COBIT and NIST).

We can also help you achieve HITRUST certification so you can let your stakeholders know their information is secure. 

How our HITRUST work is different

Wipfli is one of the longest tenured assessor firms in HITRUST. Since we became an Approved HITRUST Assessor in 2013, we have completed more than 100 HITRUST related projects.

We take the time to get to know your organization and work with you every step of the way to help ensure your success. Our clients have an impeccable record of success in attaining HITRUST certification.

When you work with us, you will get:

1. Professional engagement management:

Our professional project managers use a proven methodology during our HITRUST engagements to ensure your project is completed based on agreed upon the timeframe. Your Wipfli project manager and relationship executive will meet with you monthly during phase I and weekly during phase II of the engagement to track status, issues and upcoming tasks.

2. Experienced and qualified consultants:

Wipfli readiness assistance services are performed by consultants with strong expertise in the HITRUST framework, back by practical experience in design and implementation of security and privacy controls. Our validation testing team is led by experienced project and team is experienced and efficient in completing the validation testing. Our strong performance is evident during the testing phase and the HITRUST quality assurance (QA) review. Better testing up front, allows the assessments to move through the QA phase more quickly and smoothly.

3. Broad spectrum of services:

Wipfli offers a broad spectrum of services to assist you with your readiness and ongoing compliance efforts including:

  • Policies and procedures
  • Privacy compliance consulting
  • Vulnerability assessments and penetration testing
  • Security awareness and training
  • Vendor management assistance
  • Incident management plan development and response services
  • Business continuity plan/disaster recovery plan development, exercise facilitation, etc.
  • Other services as needed – as a Top 20 Accounting and Consulting firm we offer a wide range of services to assist you in growing your business.

Contact us today to get started on taking your security efforts to the next level and ensuring you’re following the most commonly accepted approach to HITRUST compliance and risk management.


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Featured Thought Leader

Paul J. Johnson, CISSP, CCSFP, CPA

Paul Johnson works with clients to assess, improve, and test their information security and risk management systems. He also helps clients determine their compliance with health care security requirements including HIPAA and HITRUST.

Karen Johnston, CIA, CFE, CISA, CCSFP

Karen has more than 15 years of experience in public accounting and private industry. She applies her experience in risk advisory services and assists her clients in protecting and tailoring their business environment to mitigate risk, identify trends, increase efficiencies, and gain a competitive advantage.


Rick is a career information security professional with over 35 years of experience working in health and financial industries, state and federal government, and for the U.S. Air Force. Rick brings thought leadership, practical hands on experience, and in-depth knowledge of program management, industry standards, realistic best practices and regulatory compliance to his clients. Rick has a reputation of establishing very long term working relationships with his clients.

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