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(ISC)² has announced it will be offering a new certification for professionals geared specifically at security and privacy in the healthcare field.

The HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP) is being touted as the first “global standard for assessing both information security and privacy expertise within the healthcare industry,” and is intended to provide third-party “validation that a healthcare security and privacy practitioner has the core level of knowledge and expertise required by the industry to address specific security concerns.”

In order to receive the HCISPP certification, candidates must demonstrate competencies in each of the following:

  • Healthcare Industry
  • Regulatory Environment
  • Privacy and Security in Healthcare
  • Information Governance and Risk Management
  • Information Risk Assessment
  • Third Party Risk Management

“The HCISPP credential was developed based on direct feedback from our membership and industry luminaries from around the world working in healthcare who have observed the evolving complexity of information risk management in the industry as online system migration and regulations increase,” said W. Hord Tipton, CISSP, executive director of (ISC)².

“Over the past few years, the healthcare industry has undergone a major transformation to adjust its compliance management practices and data protection requirements – moving from highly paper-based processes to a digital and more connected working environment. (ISC)² has introduced this new healthcare credential to help employers bring more qualified and skilled professionals into this industry who can help protect vital patient records and personal data,” Tipton continued.

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