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Offers HIPAA & Cyber Security Programs for CPE Credits

New CPE Opportunities for (ISC)²® Members

Waukee, Iowa November 10th, 2015 —ecfirst, the gold standard for “everything HIPAA”, has begun implementing a program for (ISC)²® members to earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE)’s while learning the details of HIPAA and Cyber Security regulations.

(ISC)²®, the largest not-for-profit body of certified cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals with nearly 110,000 members worldwide, today announced that they are now working with ecfirst, Home of the HIPAA Academy, to provide clients and members a unique opportunity to address CPE requirements and acquire actionable information for compliance and information security.

“Our goal is to enable professionals to apply HIPAA and information security knowledge that they acquire in our certification courses to their everyday work. This will help them better prepare to address security compliance mandates,” said Lorna Waggoner, Director of Business Development.

ecfirst is part of a successful and increasingly popular approach to education that is transforming the work place into a more compliant and secure environment. The involvement of (ISC)²® is critical to making these courses popular. Members may attend these classes, which are offered multiple times a year throughout the United States and the world, making it convenient for everyone. Private classes are an option to organizations with a need to train, certify or earn CPE’s for groups of up to 40. This is a win/ win /win for ecfirst/ (ISC)²® /and the members.

(ISC)²® is excited to give their members more exposure to HIPAA, Cyber Security training and certification that will educate them for career paths and jobs in compliance and information security, that allows them to earn Continuing Professional Education through the program at (ISC)²®.

Flagship ecfirst courses that are now eligible for (ISC)²® CPE credits include:

  • Certified HIPAA Administrator (CHATM – 8 CPE credits)
  • Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP – 16 CPE credits)
  • Certified Security Compliance Specialist (CSCSTM – 16 CPE credits)

The Certified HIPAA Administrator (CHATM) is a fast track program for end-users to learn the basics of HIPAA and HITECH regulations, including the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

The Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP) course is the industry’s first & most comprehensive program on HIPAA and HITECH. The CHP program covers everything HIPAA, including Transactions, Code Sets, Privacy, Security, Breach Notification and the Omnibus Final Rule.

The Certified Security Compliance Specialist™ (CSCSTM) is the world’s first program focused on compliance regulations and cyber security. The CSCSTM program takes the rules and regulations of HIPAA and compares them to stricter security standards such as ISO 27000, PCI/DSS, NIST, FISMA and more.

For more information about these courses, please visit: ecfirst online store.

About ecfirst, Home of the HIPAA Academy

ecfirst, established in 1999, is an firm with laser beam focus on compliance and information security. With thousands of clients across all 50 states, and four continents, ecfirst delivers tailored consulting, training and certification services. ecfirst serves the healthcare, IT, government (federal, state, county, city), legal and insurance industries. Specialized services include Security Risk Assessment, On-Demand Consulting, Managed Compliance and Managed Security. ecfirst, Home of The HIPAA Academy, introduced the healthcare and IT industry’s first credential for HIPAA training and certification, the Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP) program. ecfirst also created the world’s first program on compliance and cyber security – Certified Security Compliance Specialist™ (CSCSTM). Visit or contact ecfirst at 1.877.899.9974 x23.

About (ISC)²®

(ISC)²® is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals worldwide, with nearly 110,000 members in more than 160 countries. Globally recognized as the Gold Standard, (ISC)²® issues the Certified Authorization Professional (CAP®), Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFP®), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSPSM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) and related concentrations, Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP®), HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP®) and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®) credentials to qualifying candidates. (ISC)²® offers education programs and services based on its CBK®. Visit

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ecfirst delivers complete end-to-end compliance and information security services across the United States and worldwide.

Training solutions include the gold standard HIPAA credential, Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP) and our world’s first compliance and cyber security credential, Certified Security Compliance Specialist (CSCS).

ecfirst is a HITRUST Authorized CSF Assessor.

Many clients engage ecfirst extensively for the flexible services that range from on-demand consulting to its managed compliance services programs that covers training, policies, remediation, risk assessment, technical vulnerability assessments penetration testing and much more.

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