• CSCS™ Course

Certified Security Compliance Specialist™ (CSCS™) Certification. (CSCS exam is not included)


The Certified Security Compliance Specialist™ (CSCS™) exam validates knowledge and skill sets in information security for legislations, standards and frameworks.

Curriculum to Prepare for CSCS Exam:

  • Module 1: State of Cybersecurity
  • Module 2: Regulations: Getting Started
  • Module 3: GDPR
  • Module 4: ISO/IEC 27K Series
  • Module 5: Healthcare Information Security
  • Module 6: PCI DSS
  • Module 7: HITRUST CSF
  • Module 8: U.S. State Regulations
  • Module 9: U.S. Federal Regulations
  • Module 10: NIST Frameworks and Guidance


Course Outline

Module 1: State of Cybersecurity 

  • Current Cyber Assessment
  • Cyber Attack Liefecycle

 Module 2: Regulations: Getting Started 

  • 21 CFR Part 11
  • SOX, FTC, SOC2

 Module 3: GDPR

  • GDPR Impacts
  • Fundamental Concepts
  • GDPR Facts, Benefits & Requirements
  • Right to Erasure
  • Preparing for GDPR Enforcement

 Module 4: ISO/IEC 27K Series

  • ISO 27000 - Information Security Management Systems
  • ISO 27001 - Security Domains
  • ISO 27002 Standard


Module 5: Healthcare Information Security

  • HIPAA Security & HITECH Legislations
  • Breach Notification
  • Administrative, Physical & Technical Safeguards

 Module 6: PCI DSS

  • Control Objectives
  • Defined Requirements
  • Critical References

 Module 7: HITRUST CSF

  • Control Categories & Domains
  • Certification Process
  • Assessment Process Flow

 Module 8: U.S. State Regulations<

  • 23 NYCRR 500
  • California’s SB 1386, SB 541, and SB 24
  • California’s AB 1950, AB 1298, & AB 211
  • Massachusetts’s 201 CMR 17.00
  • Data Breach Challenges
  • Encryption Requirements

 Module 9: U.S. Federal Regulations

  • FIPS
  • COOP
  • FedRAMP

 Module 10: NIST Frameworks and Guidance

  • Special Publications
  • Phases & Tasks
  • COOP
  • Key Guidance References

 Case Study: Risk Analysis

 Case Study: Business Impact Analysis (BIA)

 Case Study: Cybersecurity Policies and Procedures

 Case Study: Cybersecurity Strategy


CSCS™ Exam

The Certified Security Compliance Specialist™ (CSCS™) exam validates knowledge and skill sets in information security for legislations, standards and frameworks. The exam consists of 60 questions and you have 60 minutes to complete it. After successful completion of the exam, you will receive the CSCS™ certificate in the mail within 30 days.


Compliance is big business. Legislations such as PIPEDA, FFIEC, HIPAA and standards such as the ISO 27002 are a requirement for organizations to comply with. A key objective for organizations worldwide is to integrate security best practices and be in compliance. Skilled professionals who understand regulatory compliance requirements and information security are valued across several industries, especially healthcare, financial and the government.


The Certified Security Compliance Specialist™ (CSCS™) is a unique course of its type in the compliance and security industries - indeed the first of its type in the world. It is laser-beam focused on thoroughly examining compliance requirements and establishing best practices that can be applied in securing today's digital business information infrastructure.


Organizations are fast moving to a digital ecosystem that is governed by strict regulatory compliance requirements. Validate your compliance security skills and knowledge and distinguish yourself with the credential, Certified Security Compliance Specialist™ (CSCS™).


You can expect to learn and understand core requirements of the following from the CSCS™ course:

  • ISO Standards including 27001, 27002, 27799
  • NIST Standards
  • HIPAA and HITECH: U.S. Healthcare Regulations
  • U.S. State Regulations on Information Security


Examination Areas

Percentage of Exam

US National and State Standards (FISMA, NIST, State Regulations)


International Standards (ISO 27001, PIP, PIPEDA, DPA)


Business Regulations (PCI DSS, SOC2)


Healthcare Regulations (HIPAA, HITECH, ISO 27799)


Cybersecurity Strategy (Risk Analysis and Management, Business Impact Analysis, Business Continuity Planning)


Practical Session




 Important Note: All Percentages are Approximate and Subject to Change at any time.


CSCS™  Practice Quiz

The Certified Security Compliance Specialist™ (CSCS™) Practice Quiz will help in preparing for the certification exam.

Fast Track for CISSP/Security +/SCNA

The fast track is available only for CSCS™ students that attend Instructor Led Training. ecfirst recognizes the breadth of security content that must be mastered to attain certain security credentials. Fast Track for the CSCS™ class means if you have another security credential, such as CISSP or Security+, you will still need to take the class but you will not have to take the exam to get the CSCS™ credential. It will automatically be given once you send the documentation that you have another security credential.

After payment processing, a confirmation for access to the course will be provided within one business day. The course must be taken within a 6 month period from the date access is provided.

CSCS™ Course
Format for CSCS™ Course Online
Language for CSCS™ Course English

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CSCS™ Course

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