DES MOINES, IA, USA -- HIT/HIPAA UPDATE NEWS SERVICE() -- OCTOBER 2, 2006: ecfirst.com Academy's Certified Security Compliance Specialist (CSCS) is a unique program of its type in the compliance and information security industries. This is a job-role based program that is ideal for practitioners - much like (ISC)2 CISSPs - looking to acquire specialized knowledge in the area of regulatory compliance and information security.
Organizations are fast moving to a digital ecosystem that is governed by strict regulatory compliance requirements. The CSCS program is laser-beam focused on thoroughly examining compliance requirements and establishing best practices that can be applied in securing today's business information infrastructure.
"CISSPs will find the program to add significant depth to their knowledge of compliance security requirements that directly impact many industries," said ecfirst.com CEO Uday Ali Pabrai, CISSP, CSCS.
"This program is yet another great opportunity for our members to expand their knowledge in security and privacy legislation, which is critical to corporate and international infrastructures, while gaining Continuing Professional Education credits to maintain their credential(s)," said Claude L. Williams, CISSP, Head of Business Development, (ISC)2 Americas.
Covered topics include Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), ISO's 17799:2005, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), California legislations, Canada's PIPEDA, Japan's PIP, as well as federal security certification and accreditation requirements. Emphasis is also placed on the "availability" principal with learning objectives established for business continuity planning and disaster recovery.
As (ISC)2 CISSPs participate in this two-day instructor-led program and pass the online exam, they are then responsible to document their time and activity as eligible for Continuing Professional Education (CPE). The new CSCS program offers eligibility for 16 CPE Type A credits for CISSPs and SSCPs.
ecfirst.com is a fast growing privately held organization based in Des Moines, Iowa. It was recognized as an Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Privately Held Business in the USA in 2004 - in its first year of eligibility. Further, ecfirst.com programs are exclusively endorsed for its training solutions by the American Hospital Association (AHA).
ecfirst.com has a well established consulting, training and certification practice focused on enabling organizations to address information security requirements related to regulatory compliance. Single sign-on (SSO), context management, audit, secure e-mail, risk analysis, vulnerability assessment, business impact analysis (BIA), contingency planning are some examples of specialized integrated services delivered by ecfirst.com. ecfirst.com clients include U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army. U.S. Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Deloitte & Touche, IBM, HP, Wells Fargo and hundreds of other organizations that include state agencies, hospitals, and consulting companies. For more information, please visit www.ecfirst.com.
The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. [(ISC)2] is the internationally recognized Gold Standard for educating and certifying information security professionals. Founded in 1989, (ISC)2 has certified over 40,000 information security professionals in more than 100 countries. Based in Palm Harbor, Florida, USA, with offices in Vienna, Virginia, USA, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo, (ISC)2 issues the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and related concentrations, Certification and Accreditation Professional (CAPCM), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) credentials to those meeting necessary competency requirements. The CISSP and SSCP are among the first information technology credentials to meet the stringent requirements of ANSI/ISO/IEC Standard 17024, a global benchmark for assessing and certifying personnel. (ISC)2 also offers a portfolio of education products and services based upon (ISC)2's CB, a compendium of industry best practices for information security professionals, and is responsible for the annual (ISC)2 Global Information Security Workforce Study. More information about (ISC)2 is available at www.isc2.org.