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Healthcare gets new information security qualification

Antony Savvas | Nov. 7, 2013
(ISC)², the not-for-profit information security professional body and administrators of the CISSP qualification, has launched a new healthcare certification.

(ISC), the not-for-profit information security professional body and administrators of the CISSP qualification, has launched a new healthcare certification.

The HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP) standard is a foundation certification for assessing both information security and data privacy expertise within the healthcare industry.

The credential, now available worldwide, is designed to provide healthcare employers and those in the industry with validation that a healthcare security and privacy practitioner has the core level of knowledge and expertise required to address specific security concerns, including the handling of patient information.

To attain the HCISPP, applicants must have a minimum of two years of experience in one knowledge area of the credential that includes security, compliance and privacy. One of the two years of experience must be in the healthcare industry.

All candidates must also be able to demonstrate competencies in the regulatory environment, privacy and security in healthcare, information governance and risk management, information risk assessment, and 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, executive director of (ISC).

 

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