April Kratos Named HITRUST Common Security Framework Assessor

Will Assist Healthcare Organizations to Mitigate Cybersecurity Risk and Comply with HIPAA Omnibus Regulations
SAN DIEGO, April 17, 2013 -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its Kratos SecureInfo cybersecurity business 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 most widely adopted 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 HITRUST to perform CSF 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.

“Kratos SecureInfo’s extensive experience in physical, operational and cybersecurity, combined with its successful track record in securing cloud environments, makes it an ideal fit for the HITRUST program,” said Ken Vander Wal, HITRUST’s Chief Compliance Officer. “We are pleased 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 health 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 the Kratos SecureInfo business group. "Our newly sanctioned role as a HITRUST CSF 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 888.677.9351, Healthcare@SecureInfo.com, or by visiting the website at http://www.secureinfo.com/solutions/Healthcare.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, cybersecurity, 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.
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