Additional feedback to Enumerate Illustrative Procedures...
Illustrative Procedures are presented in 'narrative' form. Given that the number of 'elements' in an Illustrative Procedure factors into the scoring formula, might not be optimum as ambiguous results can arise based on individual interpretation of the number of elements (not everyone is a champion sentence parser). Ergo, suggestions for revised Illustrative Procedures could be:
1) Bulletized elements with a numeric count provided; or
2) Embedded numbering (e.g. 01, _02, 03, etc.) to identify each salient element again with a numeric count.
Additionally, dynamically providing enough blank fields (i.e. # of elements * 5 maturities) in client response areas to both capture a complete set of responses (and maybe a response count value to compare to the defined number as suggested above) as well as reveal at a glance (blank fields, differing counts) what remains unanswered.
It seems to me that something like this (or an application, perhaps) would contribute to a more consistent Assessments for all participants involved and, thus, make the HITRUST CSF Certification even more reliable and robust.
Thank you for your consideration of this.
Julie Fougere commented
Could not agree more with this feedback and the previous Illustrative Procedures suggestion.