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Azure Databricks Achieves HITRUST CSF® Certification

HITRUST CSF Certification Further Validates Security and Compliance for Azure Databricks

January 22, 2020
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Jan 22, 2020 – Databricks, the leader in unified data analytics, today announced that Azure Databricks is now certified for the HITRUST Common Security Framework (HITRUST CSF®). This certification validates security and compliance requirements with Azure Databricks for data analytics and AI across a wide variety of industry use cases. From personalized medicine and preventive healthcare to therapy discovery and highly tailored fintech services, Azure Databricks helps organizations exceed customer expectations while minimizing risk in industries with highly sensitive data.

“Azure Databricks helps customers address security and compliance requirements for regulated industry use cases, such as genomics, patient health analytics, and billing and payment solutions,” said David Cook, Chief Information Security Officer at Databricks. “The HITRUST CSF provides a benchmark and maturity model that builds upon HIPAA, NIST, ISO, COBIT, and SOC 2. We are pleased to demonstrate our commitment to security and compliance across use cases and industry verticals with the HITRUST CSF Certification.”

HITRUST collaborates with privacy, information security, and risk management leaders from the public and private sectors to develop, maintain, and provide common risk and compliance management frameworks and related assessment and assurance methodologies. HITRUST created and maintains the Common Security Framework (CSF), a certifiable framework to help organizations and their supply chains demonstrate security and compliance in a consistent and streamlined way. The CSF builds on HIPAA and the HITECH Act, and incorporates security, privacy, and other regulatory requirements from existing frameworks such as the PCI DSS, ISO 27001, and MARS-E.

With HITRUST, organizations can measure and benchmark compliance using a standardized compliance framework, assessment, and certification process. HITRUST offers three degrees of assurance and Azure Databricks has met all of the requirements for CSF certification for the highest degree of assurance. Azure Databricks joins many other Azure services in formal certification with the HITRUST CSF, enabling customers to create and deploy cloud-based applications with confidence.

For more detail, read our HITRUST certification announcement blog post, view the Azure Databricks HITRUST CSF certification and see related certifications by visiting the Microsoft Trust Center. Learn more about HITRUST by reading Microsoft documentation here.

About Databricks

Databricks helps data teams solve the world’s toughest problems. As the leader in Unified Data Analytics, Databricks helps organizations make all their data ready for analytics, empower data-driven decisions across the organization, and rapidly adopt machine learning to outpace the competition. The company’s global customer base has thousands of organizations including Comcast, Shell, Expedia, and Regeneron. Databricks is venture-backed and founded by the original creators of popular open-source projects, including Apache Spark, Delta Lake and MLflow. To learn more, follow Databricks on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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Related Terms:
Term: Unified Analytics
Term: Genomics
Term: Unified Data Analytics Platform

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