Cybersecurity for Healthcare Professionals

Price of course: $99.00
Estimated length: 5 hours
Access Time: 90 days

Course Description

In this course, managers are introduced to essential information security principles and concepts. These concepts are critically important in the healthcare sector as a data breach can have far-reaching consequences for individuals and organizations. Beyond financial losses and the embarrassment of having personal information exposed online, a security breach in healthcare can result in a patient becoming seriously injured or killed.

This course is designed to help managers navigate crucial cybersecurity concepts as applied to HITECH and HIPAA-covered entities. Learners will explore the reasons why breaches occur, the motivation of attackers, and how to protect Personal Health Information (PHI) while it is in use, in storage, and in transit across a network.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of information security/cybersecurity as it pertains to healthcare entities
  • Explain why certain security trends are increasing and how the top internal and external threats can be mitigated
  • Demonstrate how the CIA triad and security governance tools can be applied in an organization
  • Illustrate various healthcare laws and standards and employ the most appropriate compliance resources for one's organization
  • Describe physical security controls that enhance security
  • Assess various access and identity management controls, including knowledge, possession, and inherence-based techniques
  • Compare and contrast administrative, technical, physical, and audit controls
  • Differentiate between cryptosystems, ciphers, digital signatures, and hashes
  • Demonstrate how risk management principles and frameworks are combined to reduce risk
  • Explain how you would create a continuity of operations plan (COOP) and incorporate an effective disaster recovery plan (DRP)
  • Apply incident management, forensic investigation, and audit principles
  • Prepare for common cybersecurity attacks through security awareness training and mitigate these using best practices

Key Features

  • Expert-supported
  • Mobile-friendly
  • Accessible
  • Badge and credit-awarding
  • Games & Flashcards
  • Video content
  • Audio-enabled in app

Refund Policy

You may request a refund up to 5 days from the purchase date. The registration fee will only be refunded if less than 10% of the course has been completed. Completion percentage can be viewed on the Course Progress page from within the course.


This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEUs. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.