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IWCO Direct and Mail-Gard® Achieve HITRUST CSF Certification for the Protection of Private Healthcare Information

CHANHASSEN, Minn. — In its unwavering focus to safeguard data, IWCO Direct, a leading provider of data-driven direct marketing solutions, announced it has achieved HITRUST CSF v8.1 Certification for all facilities through ControlCase, an approved HITRUST Assessor. HITRUST CSF Certification includes Mail-Gard®, a division of IWCO Direct that provides business continuity and disaster recovery services. The certification demonstrates all supporting systems meet key regulations and requirements for protecting and securing sensitive personal healthcare information (PHI).

The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST), in collaboration with healthcare, business, technology, and information security leaders, established HITRUST CSF, a certifiable framework that can be used by all organizations that create, access, store or exchange personal health and financial information.

To achieve its certification, IWCO Direct met or exceeded established maturity levels in 19 domains measured by ControlCase. All work was independently validated for compliance with the HITRUST CSF Assurance Program by HITRUST.

“Safeguarding personal information demands a comprehensive approach to data security,” said Jim Andersen, CEO of IWCO Direct. “The HITRUST CSF Certification helps IWCO Direct stay at the forefront of data security and assures our clients that protecting sensitive information is one of our highest priorities.”

“HITRUST CSF has become the information protection framework for the health care industry, and the CSF Assurance program is bringing a new level of effectiveness and efficiency to third-party assurance,” said Ken Vander Wal, Chief Compliance Officer, HITRUST. “The CSF Certification is now the benchmark that organizations required to safeguard PHI are measured against with regards to information protection.”

Further validating its data security practices, the HITRUST CSF Certification joins IWCO Direct’s and Mail-Gard’s extensive list of data security certifications, including ISO 27001:2013 and PCI DSS v3.2, both verified by independent, third-party assessors, and self-certified HIPAA compliance. The company’s proven commitment to information security provides confidence to IWCO Direct clients across a wide variety of industries that their information is protected by safeguards that meet or exceed industry requirements.


About IWCO Direct

As a leading provider of data-driven direct marketing solutions, IWCO Direct’s Power your Marketing™ approach drives response across all marketing channels to create new and more loyal customers. The company’s full range of services includes strategy, creative, and production for multichannel marketing campaigns, along with one of the industry’s most sophisticated postal logistics strategies for direct mail. Through Mail-Gard®, IWCO Direct offers business continuity and disaster recovery services to protect against unexpected business interruptions, along with providing print and mail outsourcing services. The company is ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management System (ISMS) certified through BSI, reflecting its commitment to data security. Stay current on direct marketing trends, industry news, postal regulations and more by subscribing to IWCO Direct’s SpeakingDIRECT blog.