CynergisTek Introduces HIPAA Research Program Assessment for Healthcare Organizations

June 6, 2017 - CynergisTek today announced the availability of its HIPAA Research Program Assessment. The new service provides healthcare organizations with a comprehensive, independent evaluation of its research policies, procedures and practices in accordance with the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, enforced by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), as well as guidelines from the Food and Drug Administration and the Office of Human Research Protection.

Clearwater Compliance Earns Exclusive Endorsement of Georgia Hospital Health Services

May 23, 2017 - Clearwater Compliance today announced it will be the recommended cybersecurity provider for all the hospitals in the state of Georgia under an exclusive, multiyear endorsement agreement. Clearwater was awarded the exclusive endorsement and preferred provider status by Georgia Hospital Health Services (GHHS), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA). GHA serves more than 170 hospitals and health systems representing 100 percent of the acute care hospitals in Georgia. Clearwater's solutions are already exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association.

Clearwater Compliance Partners with NIST on Guide to Meet Critical Cybersecurity Needs for Healthcare Sector

May 18, 2017 - Clearwater Compliance has been working closely with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) on a cybersecurity project for the healthcare sector. As part of this collaboration, NIST has released a draft practice guide, titled NIST SP 1800-8, Securing Wireless Infusion Pumps in Healthcare Delivery Organizations, to demonstrate how healthcare delivery organizations can use best practices along with standards-based, commercially available cybersecurity technologies to better protect their wireless infusion pump ecosystem.

Clearwater Compliance Offers a One-on-One Conversation with Former Office for Civil Rights Director Leon Rodriguez

April 17, 2017 - The first one-on-one conversation and Q&A session with former Office for Civil Rights Director Leon Rodriguez since he left the US government will be offered to health system and hospital leaders on May 3rd at noon ET. Rodriguez, now a partner at law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP, will participate in a complimentary webinar, "What OCR Expects in Your HIPAA Risk Analysis: A Conversation with Former OCR Director Leon Rodriguez," hosted by Bob Chaput, chief executive officer of Clearwater Compliance.

Clearwater Compliance’s IRM|Pro ™ Offers Expanded Enhancements to Address Evolving Hospital Cybersecurity Threats

April 4, 2017 - Clearwater Compliance today announced a major upgrade to its software solution, IRM|Pro. The new features available with version 5.0 offer increased operational efficiency and high-performance enhancements with a refreshed interface offering seamless navigation and multiple browser support, enabling users to run analytics in real time from anywhere. Advanced dashboards with configurable views and reporting capability provide visibility into a hospital system organization and enables users to determine exposures. For large health systems, the Entity Hierarchy feature provides for the cascading and inheritance of data from parent to child entities, saving hours of data entry time.

CynergisTek Announces New Compliance Program Effectiveness Assessment

March 22, 2017 - CynergisTek today announced its new Compliance Program Effectiveness Assessment (CPEA) service, which provides a comprehensive evaluation of healthcare organizations’ regulatory compliance programs. CynergisTek’s CPEA is conducted by a team of experienced consultants in accordance with rigorous procedures outlined by the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and the Health & Human Resources Office of Inspector General (OIG), as well as industry best practices.

CynergisTek Releases Redspin Annual Report on the State of Cybersecurity in Healthcare

February 15, 2017 - CynergisTek today announced the release of Redspin’s annual cybersecurity report titled, Breach Report 2016: Protected Health Information (PHI). The seventh annual report provides in-depth analysis of the causes of PHI breaches reported to the Department of Health and Human Services and the overall state of cybersecurity in healthcare.

CynergisTek Wins 2017 Best in KLAS Award in Cyber Security Category

January 31, 2017 -- CynergisTek today announced that it was ranked Best in KLAS in the Cyber Security Advisory Services category in the 2017 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services report. This is the first time this category has been included in the Best in KLAS rankings.

Auxilio has Acquired Healthcare IT Security Solutions Leader, CynergisTek for up to $34.3 Million

January 17, 2017 - Auxilio, Inc. announced today that it acquired CynergisTek for initial consideration of approximately $26.8 million in combined cash, stock, and seller debt. Additional “earn outs” may be paid of up to $7.5 million over the next five years based on certain financial criteria being met. The acquisition will enable the Company to meet growing demand from healthcare customers for comprehensive IT security solutions that reduce risk and deliver long-term value.

Coalfire Exceeds Company Growth Estimates in 2016

November 16, 2016 - Coalfire today announced that it has experienced a 37 percent growth in bookings in 2016 driven by expanding its portfolio of cyber risk advisory, compliance assessment and technical testing services.

HITRUST Appoints Coalfire to CSF Assessor Council

October 21, 2016 - Coalfire announced today that it was appointed to HITRUST’s CSF Assessor Council. The Council represents a wide variety of organizations supporting the healthcare and public health sector to ensure that assessors are able to deliver the CSF Assurance program’s integrity, effectiveness and practicality.

CynergisTek Rated Above All Vendors in KLAS Security Advisory Services Report

October 18, 2016 – CynergisTek today announced that it was the highest-rated firm healthcare providers rely on for security consulting and services in the KLAS report entitled, Security Advisory Services: Which Firms Are Helping Providers Sleep at Night?, released in October, 2016. According to the report, CynergisTek’s clients report the highest overall satisfaction and has the most clients who say the firm’s work had a significant impact on security preparedness. Since 2004, CynergisTek has built a reputation for providing superior security support, and this KLAS report suggests that CynergisTek has successfully set itself apart from much larger firms with specialized healthcare knowledge and multiyear partnership agreements.

The National Institute of Standards & Technology Selects Clearwater Compliance for Research Projects to Bolster Cybersecurity of Wireless IV Medical Infusion Pumps

September 8, 2016 - Clearwater Compliance will collaborate with the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence as part of a wide-ranging, first-of-its-kind risk assessment project focusing on wireless IV medical infusion pumps. This research project will investigate how to improve wireless IV medical infusion pumps’ security, with an end goal of helping companies and organizations increase their cyber risk assessment and management capability.

CynergisTek Ranks #512 on Inc. 5000; Number One Healthcare Security Vendor on List

August 24, 2016 - CynergisTek today announced it was ranked as the 512th fastest-growing private company in the US on the annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking published by Inc. Magazine. This marks the third consecutive year the company has made this list, rising from number 941 in 2015 and 2252 in 2014. This year, CynergisTek is the highest ranked healthcare security company on the list, and is the eighth highest overall security vendor.

CynergisTek Continues to Expand Executive Team, Adds Vice President of Audit Strategy

August 15, 2016 - CynergisTek today announced that is has further expanded its executive team with the addition of Marti Arvin as Vice President of Audit Strategy. Arvin brings more than three decades of experience in the fields of compliance, research and regulatory administration at academic medical centers and traditional hospital care settings to her role. She will lead strategic business development for the company’s compliance services, as well as support clients in meeting evolving compliance and regulatory requirements.

CynergisTek Adds Vice President of Security Strategy to Growing Executive Team

August 2, 2016 - CynergisTek today announced that it has expanded its executive team with the addition of Clyde Hewitt as Vice President of Security Strategy. Hewitt brings more than 30 years of relevant experience to his new role. He will provide strategic direction for the company’s information and cybersecurity services and take an active role in new business development. Hewitt will also serve as senior security advisor to the company’s growing roster of healthcare clients.

CynergisTek Announces Record Growth in First Half of 2016

July 21, 2016 - CynergisTek today announced that it achieved record growth in the first half of 2016, with a 170 percent increase in revenue and a nearly 50 percent increase in bookings when compared to the first half of 2015. Additionally, the company experienced a compound annual growth rate of 63 percent in new customers since 2012. CynergisTek attributes growth to ongoing demand for its specialized security expertise amidst increasingly sophisticated threats and complex regulations.