Southern Methodist University (SMU) Cox School of Business and HITRUST have joined forces to develop a graduate program aimed at closing the skills and competencies gaps for senior risk and security officers at health care organizations.

The security industry is facing a shortage of trained professionals. SMU’s Healthcare Information Security and Technology Risk Management Graduate Certificate Program’s curriculum, which combines both business and technical training, is tailored to help security and risk professionals advance into senior leadership positions. 

Courses offered quarterly will cover a multitude of topics, including information and security challenges in a health care environment, IT leadership, project management, and the economics of information security and risk management.

Applicants must be nominated by senior management in their organizations and meet the minimum education and experience requirements to be admitted to the fellowship program.