McDowell Hetherington Achieves HITRUST Risk-Based, 2-year Certification Demonstrating the Highest Level of Information Protection Assurance

McDowell Hetherington, a national trial law firm, today announced their four office locations (Boca Raton, Dallas, Houston, and Oakland), data center, and server platforms have earned certified status by HITRUST for information security.

HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year (r2) Certification demonstrates that the organization’s facilities and platforms have met demanding regulatory compliance and industry-defined requirements and is appropriately managing risk. This achievement places McDowell Hetherington 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 continually under pressure to address current and emerging threats and meet complex compliance, information protection, and privacy requirements,” said David T. McDowell, Managing Partner of McDowell Hetherington. “We are pleased to demonstrate to our clients the highest standards for data protection and information security by achieving the rigorous HITRUST r2 Certification.”

“The HITRUST Assurance Program is rigorous and reliable because of the comprehensiveness of control requirements, depth of review, and consistency of oversight,” said Bimal Sheth, Executive Vice President, Standards Development & Assurance Operations at HITRUST. “HITRUST r2 Certification demonstrates McDowell Hetherington is taking the most proactive approach to cybersecurity, data protection, and risk management.”