The HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Professional, or HCISPP, certification from (ISC)² reflects an individual’s dedication to protecting patient health information and has a means of working within the inherently complex regulatory environment of the industry. It is unique among cybersecurity certifications in that it focuses on cybersecurity concepts with an emphasis on privacy and compliance specific to healthcare.
As of June 2021, the HCISPP credential is DoDD 8140/8570 approved.
As an (ISC)² Official Training Provider, N2K’s HCISPP Training Course enables practitioners to participate, learn, and partner with other professionals as they prepare for this specialized credential. Our 100% online format makes it easier for your workforce to accommodate training. Courses are available either live online, with weekly live instruction over six consecutive weeks, or video on-demand. Both modalities include six months of access to all learning tools and materials in our proprietary LMS. Private classes are available.
According to (ISC)², a minimum of two (2) years of work experience in one or more knowledge areas concerning the HCISPP CBK, including security, compliance, and privacy, with one of those years in the healthcare industry is required. Legal experience may be substituted for compliance, and information management experience may be substituted for privacy.
For entry-level cybersecurity and IT talent or practitioners new to the healthcare industry, N2K offers an online course on Security Essentials for Health IT that provides foundational role-based training.
Equivalent certification courses to the HCISPP include the CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) from (ISC)² or CISM (Certified Information Security Manager) from ISACA.