Zeldis Research Associates Achieves HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year Certification to Further Mitigate Risk in Third-Party Privacy, Security, and Compliance

Pennington, NJ, January 23, 2023 – Zeldis Research Associates, a leading provider of customized market research, today announced that key implemented systems have earned Certified status for information security by HITRUST.

HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year (r2) Certified status demonstrates that the organization’s policies, procedures and systems associated with transmitting, storing and processing sensitive information, including PII and ePHI, have met key regulations and industry-defined requirements and are appropriately managing risk. This achievement places Zeldis Research in an elite group of organizations worldwide that have earned this certification. By including federal and state regulations, standards, and frameworks, and incorporating a risk-based approach, the HITRUST Assurance Program helps organizations address security and data protection challenges through a comprehensive and flexible framework of prescriptive and scalable security controls.

“Organizations like ours are under great pressure to meet complex compliance requirements that include technical and process elements such as HIPAA, NIST, ISO and COBIT,” said Doris Kaiser, Zeldis Managing Partner. “The HITRUST CSF is the gold-standard that needs to be met, and validates our company’s continued commitment to protecting our clients’ sensitive information, which is why we have continued the arduous certification process since February 2018.”

“The HITRUST Assurance Program is the most rigorous available, consisting of a multitude of quality assurance checks, both automated and manual,” said Bimal Sheth, Executive Vice President, Standards Development & Assurance Operations, HITRUST. “The fact that Zeldis Research has achieved HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year Certification attests to the high quality of their information risk management and compliance program.”