KirkpatrickPrice Appointed to 2018 HITRUST CSF Assessor Council

HITRUST CSF Assessor Demonstrates Its Expertise in High-Quality HITRUST CSF Engagements

Tampa, FL – KirkpatrickPrice, a licensed CPA firm, announced today that Jessie Skibbe and Shannon Lane have been appointed to the 2018 HITRUST CSF Assessor Council. The HITRUST CSF Assessor Council has grown to 20 appointees, representing a broad range of experience in information security and privacy. The council provides a forum to ensure that HITRUST CSF Assessors can directly submit input to HITRUST thereby influencing the HITRUST CSF Assurance program to continually ensure and evolve its integrity, effectiveness, and efficiency.

Jessie Skibbe has over 20 years of information technology, information security, and regulatory compliance experience spanning through manufacturing, financial services, and healthcare industries. A former developer, network administrator, ISO, & CCO, she now serves as Vice President of Strategic Development and Chief Compliance Officer for KirkpatrickPrice. Skibbe holds CISSP, CISA, CRCP, CCFSP, CCCO certifications, as well as ACA Scholar designation and an ACA certified instructor.

Shannon Lane has over 20 years of experience in information services, including healthcare IT, e-commerce data extrapolation, network administration, database administration, and external audit work. Lane now serves as an Information Security Auditor at KirkpatrickPrice, and holds CISSP, CISA, QSA, MSDBA, and CCSFP certifications.

KirkpatrickPrice is dedicated to educating clients on navigating the HITRUST CSF framework, finding the best certification option, and delivering high-quality engagements. Skibbe had led KirkpatrickPrice through the HITRUST CSF Assessor process and now leads HITRUST CSF services at the firm. Skibbe stated, “It’s an honor to be appointed to the HITRUST CSF Assessor Council. Our hope is to bring our firm’s experiences to the table and assist HITRUST in a process that will allow for better communication with assessor firms, greater consistency in the assessment process, as well as much needed education to the industry.”

About HITRUST

Founded in 2007, HITRUST Alliance is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to champion programs that safeguard sensitive information and manage information risk for organizations across all industries and throughout the third-party supply chain. In collaboration with privacy, information security, and risk management leaders from both the public and private sectors, HITRUST develops, maintains and provides broad access to its widely adopted common risk and compliance management and de-identification frameworks; related assessment and assurance methodologies; and initiatives advancing cyber sharing, analysis, and resilience. HITRUST actively participates in many efforts in government advocacy, community building, and cybersecurity education. For more information, visit www.hitrustalliance.net.

About KirkpatrickPrice, LLC

KirkpatrickPrice is a licensed CPA firm, PCI QSA, and a HITRUST CSF Assessor, registered with the PCAOB, providing assurance services to over 600 clients in more than 48 states, Canada, Asia, and Europe. The firm has over 13 years of experience in information security and compliance assurance by performing assessments, audits, and tests that strengthen information security and internal controls. KirkpatrickPrice most commonly provides advice on SOC 1, SOC 2, HIPAA, HITRUST CSF, PCI DSS, GDPR, ISO 27001, FISMA, and CFPB frameworks. For more information, visit www.kirkpatrickprice.com, follow KirkpatrickPrice on Twitter (@KPAudit), or connect with KirkpatrickPrice on LinkedIn.

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