About Richard Rieben (CISSP, PMP, CCSFP)

Richard Rieben | Auditor at Linford & Co

Richard is a leader in the HITRUST practice with Linford & Company and performs a variety of other assessments including SOC, HIPAA and NIST. He has guided more than 100 clients on their compliance journeys and holds a variety of certifications including the PMP, CISSP, GSNA and CCSFP as well as the CASP+, CySA+, Security+ and others from CompTIA, which he supports actively as a member of the Subject Matter Expert Governance Committee. He also holds an MBA from Western Governors University.

How to score HITRUST CSF controls

How to Score HITRUST CSF Controls?

Preface: It is important to note that HITRUST changed the scoring mechanisms for HITRUST in early 2020. These changes increased the focus on the implementation of controls as is demonstrated through the increased weighting of the implementation criteria (40 vs. 25) and decreased weighting of policy criteria (15 vs. 25). In order to perform a […]

Five AWS security tools for SOC 2 compliance

How to Simplify SOC 2 Compliance with AWS Security Tools

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is an ever-evolving cloud services platform that continues on its path to remaining the market leader in cloud infrastructure. If you use AWS services, you have an idea of what we’re talking about. However, are you sure you’re using all the AWS tools possible for SOC 2 compliance? Do you know […]