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IaC Security Leader oak9 Announces First-of-its-Kind Partnership with HITRUST Alliance

A leap forward in continuous compliance for healthcare and HealthTech

  • oak9’s dynamic Security as Code blueprints natively support HITRUST requirements making cloud native compliance easier for healthcare and HealthTech customers.
  • oak9 continues to build and integrate support for HITRUST, making it easier to adopt and scale across cloud environments, reducing the overall time and cost of becoming HITRUST compliant.
  • The HITRUST partnership announcement comes shortly after oak9 became a formal member of OWASP, the Open Web Application Security Project.

Press Release – CHICAGO August 8th 2022

oak9, developer-first IaC security leader, has formed a first-of-its-kind strategic partnership with the HITRUST Alliance to make cloud native compliance easier for healthcare and HealthTech organizations.

oak9 is a longtime supporter and advocate for HITRUST, a comprehensive security and compliance framework that primarily focuses on the healthcare industry. As the original IaC security solution offering a compliance framework for HITRUST, oak9’s dynamic Security as Code blueprints natively support HITRUST requirements.

“This partnership with oak9 helps our customers easily incorporate HITRUST controls early in the development lifecycle and use automation to ensure that the design meets the organization’s security and compliance objectives.”

Jeremey Huval, Chief Innovation Officer, HITRUST Alliance

oak9 continues to build and integrate support for HITRUST to make it easier to adopt and scale across large cloud environments, ultimately reducing the overall time and cost of becoming HITRUST compliant.

“oak9 continues to push the boundaries of how an organization can move with velocity,” said Aakash Shah, oak9 co-founder and CTO. “Organizations often view compliance and time-to-market as a tradeoff. oak9 makes it easy for developers to incorporate comprehensive compliance frameworks like HITRUST, while also giving resource-constrained security teams the ability to scale across cloud applications. This level of automation shifts customers to continuous compliance instead of long point-in-time assessments.”

Developers often fear compliance assessments because they take away time from their application development priorities. This strategic partnership with HITRUST upholds oak9’s mission to make cloud infrastructure security easy for developers. oak9 is reimagining the entire compliance experience, giving healthcare customers a streamlined and faster pathway. oak9 and HITRUST’s partnership especially helps smaller organizations with limited resources and security teams supporting the rigorous process of meeting HITRUST compliance.

“HITRUST understands that modern development practices require a new approach to compliance,” said Jeremy Huval, Chief Innovation Officer at HITRUST. “This partnership with oak9 helps our customers easily incorporate HITRUST controls early in the development lifecycle and use automation to ensure that the design meets the organization’s security and compliance objectives. oak9 can help organizations significantly reduce the effort it takes for them to achieve HITRUST compliance – and remain continuously compliant.”

The HITRUST partnership announcement comes shortly after oak9 became a formal member of OWASP, the Open Web Application Security Project – a nonprofit standards organization and community that produces articles, methodologies, documentation, tools, and technologies in the field of web application security. oak9 is also the only IaC security vendor focused on secure cloud architecture design and secure cloud native infrastructure vs. misconfigurations only. oak9 continues to help customers tackle the “insecure design” issues that OWASP identifies in their top 10 application security risks.

Learn more about the oak9/HITRUST Alliance partnership.

About oak9 

oak9 secures cloud native infrastructure for developers. oak9 Security as Code continuously finds, analyzes, and remediates security and compliance issues in real-time, as changes occur in infrastructure as code (IaC) and deployed cloud workloads. oak9’s proprietary Security as Code (SaC) blueprints support 20-plus compliance standards out-of-the-box including HIPAA, HITRUST, PCI, SOC2 and ISO27001. oak9’s open-sourced Security as Code also enables security engineers to extend oak9 security blueprints for additional guard rails. Headquartered in Chicago, oak9 is a Built in 2022 Start-up to Watch backed by key investors Menlo Ventures, HPA, Cisco Investments, and Morgan Stanley’s Next Level Fund. oak9 partners with HashiCorp, AWS, and Microsoft, and actively supports the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). Keep in touch with oak9 on LinkedIn, Twitter, Youtube, and TikTok, or visit oak9.io

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