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Independence Blue Cross achieves HITRUST Essentials Certification, demonstrating foundational cybersecurity

HITRUST Essentials Certification validates that Independence Blue Cross is committed to foundational cybersecurity controls and information risk management

Independence Blue Cross (IBX) announced today that its in-scope platforms have achieved certified status by HITRUST for foundational cybersecurity.

HITRUST Essentials Certification demonstrates that the organization’s platforms are focused on the most critical cybersecurity controls and that essential cybersecurity hygiene is in place.

“Protecting the privacy and data of our members and partners is a top priority for our organization and I am proud of all the team members who worked to make this happen. “We are thrilled that we have earned this important certification, which demonstrates that we are keeping pace with current and emerging threats and required controls,” said Michael Vennera, executive vice president and chief strategy, corporate development, and information officer at Independence Blue Cross.

The IBX Information Security team worked closely with the HITRUST team to achieve the Certification on its first try.

“The HITRUST Validated Assessment is a good tool for cyber-aware organizations like Independence Blue Cross that want to build assurances and progressively demonstrate due diligence around information security and privacy,” said Robert Booker, chief strategy officer, HITRUST. “We applaud IBX for their commitment to cybersecurity and successful completion of the HITRUST Certification.”


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