HITRUST is a US based company that, in collaboration with healthcare, technology and information security organizations, established the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF).  The framework is a comprehensive certifiable framework, that can be implemented by organizations who create, access, store or exchange sensitive and/or regulated data.

The purpose of this course is to define the requirements of HITRUST.  Participants learn more about key facts, components of the Common Security Framework (CSF) and methodologies for compliance. We  delve into the nineteen HITRUST components, as well as the corresponding business objectives and key control requirements.

This course helps participants understand best practices in effectively implementing a risk management program and improving cybersecurity practices by leveraging the HITRUST CSF.  We explore the HITRUST requirements and the corresponding processes organizations should implement to ensure compliance.  We discuss the benefits of implementing a single set of information security controls across the organization to allow for efficient and streamlined compliance with HITRUST. 

Course Key Concepts: HITRUST, CSF, Assurance, Compliance.

Learning Objectives
  • Explore the basics of HITRUST.
  • Identify the key requirements of HITRUST CSF.
  • Discover how NIST can be leveraged for compliance.
  • Recognize the impact of HITRUST and risk of non-compliance.
Last updated/reviewed: August 16, 2023
3 Reviews (9 ratings)


Member's Profile
Basic overview of HITRUST. There were a lot of references to provided resources that were not actually provided. I find the powerpoint presentation designs used by this instructor distract from the material being presented.

Member's Profile
Decent high level overview of Hitrust. But if you can avoid this frame work I say do it, the introduction is spot on when it says it is cumbersome, expensive, arbitrary, and unnecessarily complex.

Anonymous Author
Excellent introduction to HiTrust - a good course for anyone

Course Complexity: Foundational

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
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Course Syllabus
  An Introduction to HITRUST2:33
  What is HITRUST?6:06
  HITRUST CFS - 19 Domains7:02
  How To Get HITRUST Certified13:56
  NIST for Compliance 10:00
  Risk of Non Compliance with HITRUST2:46
  An Introduction to HITRUST 42:23
  Slides: An Introduction to HITRUSTPDF
  An Introduction to HITRUST Glossary/ IndexPDF