OAKLAND, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jacobian Engineering Inc., a leading managed service provider specializing in healthcare and information security, announced today that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Healthcare Competency status. This designation recognizes Jacobian Engineering for providing deep expertise in building solutions for healthcare payers and providers that securely store, process, transmit, and analyze clinical information in the cloud.

“Our company is dedicated to helping customers in the healthcare industry achieve their business and strategic goals by leveraging the agility of the cloud while implementing the highest level of security and ensuring compliance with HIPAA and HITRUST.”

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Achieving the AWS Healthcare Competency differentiates Jacobian Engineering as an AWS Partner Network (APN) member that has demonstrated relevant technical proficiency and proven customer success, delivering solutions seamlessly on AWS. To receive the designation, APN Partners must possess deep AWS expertise and deliver solutions seamlessly on AWS.

“Our team is proud to be one of an elite group of APN partners to achieve AWS Healthcare Competency status,” said Erik D. Jones, CEO. “Our company is dedicated to helping customers in the healthcare industry achieve their business and strategic goals by leveraging the agility of the cloud while implementing the highest level of security and ensuring compliance with HIPAA and HITRUST.”

AWS is enabling scalable, flexible, and cost-effective solutions from startups to global enterprises. To support the seamless integration and deployment of these solutions, AWS established the AWS Competency Program to help customers identify Consulting and Technology APN Partners with deep industry experience and expertise.

“We were a startup with basic knowledge of the cloud and a big need for automation. The team at Jacobian Engineering migrated our data to AWS and launched several AWS cloud services that have made our product and service environment agile, more secure and cost effective,” said Justin Usher, CEO of OpenPlacement Inc, a healthcare start-up that has operated its workloads in the cloud with the help of Jacobian Engineering since 2015.

About Jacobian Engineering

Jacobian Engineering was founded in 2005 as an information security company that provides managed services, auditing assurance and compliance testing for its customers. Jacobian has been using AWS since 2007 and provides professional and managed services in DevOps, Cloud Management and Software Architecture Engineering. Jacobian Engineering became a HITRUST Assessor company in 2016 and provides HITRUST assessment services for those seeking to become HITRUST certified. The HITRUST Alliance develops a common security framework geared towards maintaining compliance with HIPAA and the highest levels of information security protection. For more information, visit:

Jacobian Engineering
James Desmond, (415) 930-4058

OAKLAND, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jacobian Engineering:

Company: Jacobian Engineering, an employee-owned information security company based in Oakland.

Who: Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Jacobian Founder/CEO Erik D. Jones.

Jacobian Engineering’s Erik D. Jones has more than 25 years of experience working in Information Technology and Security. He currently holds CISSP, AWS Solutions Architect, Stanford Advanced Security Certificate, and HCISPP certifications. Libby Schaaf was elected Oakland Mayor in 2014 and has enthusiastically advocated for tech companies such as Jacobian to “invest in Oakland.”


Wed, November 23, 2016
12:00 PM – 1 PM PST


Jacobian Engineering
815 Alice Street
Oakland, CA 94607

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What: Jacobian Engineering welcomes Mayor Libby Schaaf to their historic 1909 firehouse, now converted into an events space for the community and workspace for the company. At the ribbon-cutting celebration, there will be food, music, and fun! We’ll also be screening our Hackerbusters video, shot on-location. Please join us for this FREE event at our new headquarters—we’re excited to be joining the Oakland community and we’d love to meet you. Complimentary event registration is available at Come by and strike up a conversation!

About Jacobian Engineering

Jacobian provides its customers with products and services designed to keep their businesses running smoothly at a cost that’s affordable. The company offers startup and small business “starter packs” to enable small business owners to quickly protect their business operations at an affordable price—all managed and support by Jacobian’s expert staff. The company also offers HITRUST/HIPAA certification, SOC2, managed IT and security services, forensic investigation, risk assessment, and compliance management. Jacobian has been in business for 11 years and helps commercial, healthcare, and government organizations of all sizes from startup to enterprise. We understand that trust in your business and your brand is what brings in deals and keeps loyal customers. Through public events, services and products, Jacobian is helping businesses in the Bay Area and around the nation. Come see how Jacobian kicks up information security in Oakland.


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Jonathan Thompson, 415-644-8208 x 255

June 20, 2016 09:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

Jacobian Engineering Becomes HITRUST CSF Assessor

OAKLAND, CA. Jacobian Engineering Inc, a fast-growing cybersecurity and managed services firm specializing in compliance management, forensics, security assessment, and audit services, announced today that the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) has accepted the company as a Common Security Framework (CSF) Assessor.

Developed in collaboration with healthcare and information security professionals, the HITRUST CSF is a certifiable information security framework that provides organizations with an actionable roadmap geared specifically toward the needs of the healthcare industry. To date, the HITRUST CSF is the most widely-adopted security framework in the U.S.

Jacobian obtained assessor status by demonstrating a continued strong commitment to healthcare-specific information security and delivering decades of compliance-related services to the healthcare industry. The company’s talented staff is experienced in architecting, building, and auditing secure custom software and infrastructure to meet CSF requirements, as well as those of HIPAA/HITECH, FISMA/RMF, ITAR, PCI, ISO27K, and other frameworks.

With the demand for quality care on the rise, healthcare organizations are becoming increasingly reliant on information technology. Combined with the high value of medical records on the black market, it is no surprise that cyber threats against healthcare IT are also on the rise. Without a comprehensive security framework in place, healthcare organizations are putting patient privacy at considerable risk.

“Our team at Jacobian fully understands both the established and emerging information security risks and challenges facing the entire healthcare industry,” said Jacobian CEO and Chief Security Architect Erik D. Jones. “We look forward to partnering with HITRUST and our clients to identify their respective needs, harden security, and implement compliance solutions that are uniquely tailored to each business.”

As a CSF Assessor, Jacobian Engineering will provide audits for healthcare organizations, assessing their compliance with industry-standard security requirements and helping them create solutions that allow them to align with the CSF and regulatory structures.


The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) was born out of the belief that information security should be a core pillar of, rather than an obstacle to, the broad adoption of health information systems and exchanges. HITRUST, in collaboration with healthcare, business, technology and information security leaders, has established the Common Security Framework (CSF), a certifiable framework that can be used by any and all organizations that create, access, store or exchange personal health and financial information. Beyond the establishment of the CSF, HITRUST is also driving the adoption of and widespread confidence in the framework and sound risk management practices through awareness, education, advocacy and other outreach activities. For more information, visit

About Jacobian Engineering

Jacobian Engineering is an employee-owned cybersecurity and managed services firm. Supporting clients from the healthcare industry to startups, Jacobian enables clients to outsource IT security and in addition to providing services for compliance certification, risk and audit assessment, forensics, DevOps, and cloud management. This allows companies to leverage our 24/7 network and security operations centers, highly trained staff, and advanced tools to boost their own IT services. We believe that everyone is entitled to safe use of computers, a free exchange of information, and a productive pursuit of business. For more information, visit:

Jacobian Engineering
Erik D. Jones, CEO