Microsoft, HITRUST Unveil Security Controls Compliance Matrix for Azure

Executive Mosaic Media

Brenda Marie Rivers

Microsoft and the Healthcare Information Trust Alliance have launched a matrix intended to assist customers of the company’s Azure cloud offering in efforts to implement HITRUST controls and comply with global cybersecurity standards.

Pradeep Nair, general manager at Microsoft, wrote in a blog post published Thursday that the Shared Responsibility Matrix visualizes HITRUST security controls covered by Azure as well as those that fall under the customer’s responsibility.

Customers can also use the matrix to “inherit” controls from the Azure-based HITRUST assessments for use in other assessments to ensure adherence to the HITRUST Common Security Framework for risk management and regulatory compliance.

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