US University Offers First-Ever Healthcare-Specific Cybersecurity Certification

US University Offers First-Ever Healthcare-Specific Cybersecurity Certification
The Siliconreview
10 October, 2019

The McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin has launched its new professional cybersecurity certification program, which is specifically geared towards protecting healthcare providers from malicious ware or cyber-attacks. This program is launched under Healthcare privacy and security risk management scheme, by the school to help cybersecurity workforce.

This course sprang from collaboration between the school and the cybersecurity industry, healthcare organizations, and governmental agencies. The endorsement for this course is done by Texas hospital association, cyber risk management, and compliance solution provider Clearwater which is a cybersecurity consulting firm dedicated to serving the information assurance needs of the healthcare sector.

"This unique leadership program will rapidly equip individuals with the knowledge, leadership skills, and problem-solving competencies needed to manage risk in healthcare environments," said a statement from the McCombs School of Business.

Cross-sector experts in healthcare sectors and experienced healthcare technology educators are brought in to teach the course, and it will run for eight weeks starting on July 2020. Students will learn via practical, case-based simulations and hands-on exposure to current and future healthcare cybersecurity technologies. This will help the healthcare sectors to undergo significant digital transformation.