SAN DIEGO, April 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its SecureInfo cybersecurity group has been designated by the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) as a Common Security Framework (CSF) Assessor. The HITRUST CSF is the healthcare industry's widely adopted cybersecurity framework that reconciles and harmonizes the requirements of existing standards and regulations, including healthcare (HIPAA, HITECH), third party (PCI, COBIT) and government (NIST, FTC). The healthcare industry is experiencing a rapid rise in risk for data breaches, the theft of patient health data, and increasingly complex regulatory conditions. In this intense environment, Kratos SecureInfo has been approved by the HITRUST Alliance to perform Common Security Framework readiness assessments, remediation and certification work to help healthcare organizations ensure security, privacy and compliance. HITRUST and its supporting resources, programs and services are aimed at moving the healthcare industry forward with respect to security controls. CSF Assessors such as Kratos' SecureInfo are the only organizations approved by HITRUST to deliver services under the HITRUST CSF Assurance program. Prior to becoming a CSF Assessor, Kratos' SecureInfo went through an extensive due diligence process to demonstrate a strong information security practice and leadership. "SecureInfo's deep expertise in physical, operational and cybersecurity, combined with its successful track record in securing cloud environments, make them an ideal fit for the HITRUST program," said Ken Vander Wal, HITRUST's Chief Compliance Officer. "We are gratified to have Kratos' SecureInfo as a CSF Assessor to help healthcare organizations with the process of adopting and using the CSF's requirements for protecting information." Kratos' SecureInfo works with healthcare providers, payors, and their business associates to help manage IT risk and improve their cybersecurity posture. Each assessment is customized to the unique needs of the client and combines the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements and industry best practices. Deliverables include a comprehensive finding and recommendations report and a full presentation of the results.
"With 20 years of experience in the cybersecurity field, Kratos' SecureInfo's professionals are well versed in the challenges that today's healthcare organizations face in meeting increasingly complex compliance requirements as well as the risks associated with electronic health records, cloud computing and other new technologies," said Christopher Fountain, Sr. Vice President of SecureInfo. "Our newly sanctioned role as a HITRUST Assessor combined with our extensive experience securing cloud computing solutions puts us in a unique position to support healthcare customers."Kratos' SecureInfo has completed thousands of cybersecurity assessments and validations for clients over a span of two decades. Beyond being a HITRUST CSF Assessor, the company is an accredited Third Party Assessment Organization (3PAO) under FedRAMP (the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program) performing security assessments of Cloud Service Providers on behalf of the U.S. Government; and an independent Agent of the Certifying Authority (ACA) for the United States Air Force. Inquiries for HITRUST services can be made with Kratos' SecureInfo at 703.488.2500, Healthcare@SecureInfo.com or by submitting a request for a professional consultation at http://www.secureinfo.com/downloads/request.aspx. About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a specialized National Security technology business providing mission critical products, services and solutions for United States National Security. Kratos' core capabilities are sophisticated engineering, manufacturing and system integration offerings for National Security platforms and programs. Kratos' areas of expertise include Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR), satellite communication systems, electronic warfare, unmanned systems, missile defense, cyber warfare, cyber security, information assurance, and critical infrastructure security. Kratos has primarily an engineering and technically oriented work force of approximately 4,300. The vast majority of Kratos' work is performed on a military base, in a secure facility or at a critical infrastructure location. Kratos' primary end customers are National Security related agencies. News and information are available at www.KratosDefense.com. Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements in this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are made on the basis of the current beliefs, expectations and assumptions of the management of Kratos and are subject to significant risks and uncertainty, including risks related to general economic conditions and cutbacks in government spending. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. All such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and Kratos undertakes no obligation to update or revise these statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. For a further discussion of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those expressed in these forward-looking statements, as well as risks relating to the business of Kratos in general, see the risk disclosures in the Annual Report on Form 10-K of Kratos for the year ended December 30, 2012 and in subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K and other filings made with the SEC by Kratos.
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