CSCS Exam Now Available Worldwide with Prometric

Waukee, IA (PressExposure) April 08, 2009 -- The Certified Security Compliance Specialist (CSCSâ„¢) Program is the world's first program on compliance and cyber security. The CSCS Program exam is now exclusively available through the Prometric Internet Based Testing (IBT) system worldwide.

Ali Pabrai, chief executive of ecfirst, comments "Prometric is the leading global provider of comprehensive testing and assessment services. We are truly excited that the CSCSâ„¢ exam that includes in its target audience CISSPs, security officers, privacy officers, compliance professionals and others, will now be available worldwide. Prometric provides a secure and a reliable platform for CSCSâ„¢ Program attendees to take the CSCSâ„¢ examination."

"Information security is an area that will continue to be a priority for any sound business into the future; as such, the demand for people with certified skills will continue to grow," said Eric Wenck, Vice President, Prometric IT Business. "The CSCSâ„¢ exam is clearly addressing a need in the market, and we are pleased that they've selected Prometric as their partner to launch this important certification program." The CSCSâ„¢ Program is the first and only program in the world that provides a comprehensive treaâ„¢ent of major information security regulations and standards. You can expect to learn and understand core requirements of the following from the CSCSâ„¢ program:

• ISO Standards including 27001, 27002, 27799 • PCI DSS • COBIT Security Baseline • FISMA • HIPAA • U.S. State Regulations on Information Security • FACTA, Red Flag Rules - Identity Theft

The CSCSâ„¢ Program was recently updated to include information on the ISO 27001 framework, the 27002 categories and controls, as well as significant changes to the HIPAA Security Rule as a result of the HITECH Act.

Organizations are applying the ISO 27000 international security standards to comply with various federal and state regulations. Professionals can master the core requirements of the ISO 27000 standard by participating in the CSCS Program.

From this compliance and security training program you will:

• Examine the security aspects of the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) legislation with emphasis on key sections and critical compliance steps. Examine the COBIT security baseline. • Learn about the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) Cyber Security Standards, and the HIPAA Security Rule. • Step through the core requirements of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS). • Analyze the international security standard, ISO's 27001, ISO 27002, ISO 27799 and others. • Examine California's SB 1386, SB 541, AB 1950, AB 1298, AB 211 and other U.S. State information security related regulations. • Review international regulations including Canada's PIPEDA, Japan's PIP, European Union's DPD and EC Directive, Australia's Privacy Act, and the UK's Data Protection Act, Freedom of Information Act. • Step through processes for conducting a comprehensive risk analysis and vulnerability assessments. • Review key contingency compliance requirements for developing the framework for disaster recovery and emergency mode operation plans.

Training Schedule

Registration is now open for classes in the following cities:

• Orlando, Florida (May 6-7) • Las Vegas, Nevada (July 22-23) • San Jose, California (August 26-27) • Phoenix, Arizona (September 16-17)

Call ecfirst directly at 1.877.899.9974 x20 and mention this Press Release to get an exclusive discount of $500 off the list price of the training class. This offer may not be combined with any other discounts. Some restrictions apply.

Target Audience

The complete two-day CSCSâ„¢ program is of value to compliance professionals and managers, security officers, security practitioners, privacy officers and senior IT professionals.

On-Site Training

The 2-day CSCS Program may be delivered worldwide, at your site. ecfirst will customize the session to meet your organization's specific requirements and time frames. Call ecfirst and talk to Eugene Kunkle at 1.877.899.9974 x20 today to discuss details about the program for your organization.

Recent ecfirst Clients

Over 1,400 clients including Microsoft, McKesson, Symantec, HP, SunGard, many hospitals and government agencies. For a complete attendee list or to view a comprehensive library of client testimonials, please visit www.ecfirst.com.

About Prometric

Prometric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETS, is the recognized global leader in technology-enabled testing and assessment services. Its comprehensive suite of services, including test development, test delivery and data management capabilities, allows clients to develop and launch global testing programs as well as accurately measure program results and data. Prometric reliably delivers and administers more than seven million tests a year on behalf of 450 clients in the academic, professional, healthcare, government, corporate and information technology markets. It delivers tests flexibly via the Web or by utilizing a robust network of more than 10,000 test centers in 163 countries. For more information, please visit www.prometric.com.

About ecfirst

ecfirst, an Inc. 500 business, has served over 1400 clients all across the United States in the areas of compliance, security and professional services. ecfirst delivers deep expertise with its full suite of services that include Compliance Auditing, Contingency Planning & Business Impact Analysis (BIA), Vulnerability Assessments, our industry-unique Managed Compliance Program, Single Sign-On analysis and implementation, IT Project Management, and general security and IT infrastructure solutions.

The HIPAA Academy - a division of ecfirst - the gold standard for HIPAA consulting, training and certification, introduced the industry's first Managed Compliance Services Program (MCSP). MCSP is a 36-month, budget friendly, fixed price offering to achieve and maintain complete information security compliance.

ecfirst's HIPAA training program is exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association (AHA). More details are available at www.ecfirst.com or at www.HIPAAAcademy.Net.

About ecfirst

ecfirst, an Inc. 500 business, has served over 1400 clients all across the United States in the areas of compliance, security and professional services. ecfirst delivers deep expertise with its full suite of services that include Compliance Auditing, Contingency Planning & Business Impact Analysis (BIA), Vulnerability Assessments, our industry-unique Managed Compliance Program, Single Sign-On analysis and implementation, IT Project Management, and general security and IT infrastructure solutions.

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