News Summary:

  • Cisco has achieved HITRUST CSF Certification for Webex Teams, Webex Control Hub, and Webex API, validating commitment to privacy and security across the healthcare industry.
  • HITRUST CSF Certification is the industry gold standard, combining security standards set by HIPAA, NIST, COBIT, and many more.
  • Cisco has a longstanding commitment to protecting sensitive data and information and understands the growing importance in healthcare to meet complex compliance and privacy requirements.

SAN JOSE, CAILF, May 20, 2020– Cisco today announced that Webex Teams, Webex Control Hub and Webex API have achieved HITRUST CSF Certification, the world’s most widely adopted security framework in the healthcare industry. The certification, which combines best-in-class standards from HIPAA, NIST, COBIT, and many others, as well as key regulations, further validates the Cisco Webex commitment to providing customers with easy to use, reliable and secure collaboration and protecting sensitive information. Patient privacy is paramount for healthcare customers and this certification delivers additional confidence in Cisco’s dedication to keeping data safe and confidential.

“Webex is the leading collaboration solution and we’re backed by the largest enterprise security company in the world. We have a longstanding commitment to privacy—it’s part of our culture and a foundational element in how we build our products. By achieving HITRUST® certification, our healthcare customers are assured we’re protecting sensitive data and information according to the highest standard, allowing them to focus on the critical work they’re doing.” said Jeff Wicks, Chief Security Officer, Cisco Collaboration. “With healthcare providers increasingly relying on collaboration technologies, we understand even more the growing importance of meeting complex compliance and privacy requirements.”

HITRUST CSF Certified status places Cisco Webex in an elite group of organizations worldwide that have earned this certification. By including federal and state regulations, standards, and frameworks, and incorporating a risk-based approach, the HITRUST CSF helps organizations address these challenges through a comprehensive and flexible framework of prescriptive and scalable security controls.

“Reliance on secure collaboration tools is becoming a top priority for every industry, including healthcare, and we expect that trend to continue,” said Jim Lundy, Founder and CEO of Aragon Research. “Further mitigating risk for customers is essential, especially when it comes to protecting sensitive information, and HITRUST Certification provides that added level of confidence and trust for those relying on Webex for connection and collaboration needs.”

“HITRUST helps organizations ensure that the highest standards of information protection requirements are met when sensitive data is accessed or stored,” stated Jeremy Huval, Chief Compliance Officer, HITRUST. “Cisco can be recognized as an organization that can be counted on for keeping information safe.”

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