Data privacy is certainly a hot topic in cybersecurity. While many technology professionals work hard on the security of data; sometimes privacy falls short. A renewed commitment to data privacy signals an opportunity for technology professionals with data privacy experience. Organizations, as well, should consider how their data privacy experts will stay up-to-date on new threats. Regulators continue to crack down on privacy non-compliance, and as has been shown, in the biggest companies have weaknesses on this subject.
Earning a certification is an ideal way for data privacy workers to stay competitive, while it’s also a good investment by employers. In the world of data privacy certification, the Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) certification is the preeminent designation. It identifies technology experts that know how to build privacy architecture from its foundation. For individuals, the drive to become CIPT certified enables you to find more opportunities. For employers, hiring those with the certification or getting current staff certified is a huge benefit, ensuring your tech team has the training and skill set.
CIPT is a unique designation, the only one of its kind, according to its creator the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). IAPP introduced it in 2014, in response to the growing demand for secure data privacy protection. These security protocols are needed throughout all stages and lifecycles. Thus, the need for authoritative and certified practitioners is growing. With every certification comes the feeling of confidence in an individual’s abilities. The CIPT certification does just that.
When pursuing a CIPT certification, tech pros will face a challenging curriculum but also one that makes them ready for the real world. In most situations, it’s about having a firm grasp of the principles then looking at how they can be used to solve problems. The topics the certification covers include:
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