• CSCS™ Course
  • Certified Security Compliance Specialist™ (CSCS™) Certification. (CSCSTM 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: Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (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

  • A Current Cyber Assessment        
  • Ransomware Cyber-attacks
  • Cyber Attack Lifecycle

Module 2: Regulations: Getting Started

  • Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLB)
  • 21 CFR Part 11
  • NERC’s Cybersecurity Standards
  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Module 3: GDPR

  • GDPR Impact
  • GDPR Requirements
  • Fundamental GDPR Concepts
  • GDPR Facts
  • GDPR Enforcement

Module 4: ISO/IEC 27K Series

  • Benefits of ISO
  • ISO 27k, ISO 27799
  • ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 27002

Module 5: Healthcare Information Security

  • HITECH Act
  • HIPAA Final Rule
  • Business Associates
  • Breach Notification
  • HIPAA Privacy Rule
  • HIPAA Security Rule
  • Risk Management
  • Security Standard 

Module 6: Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS)

  • PCI DSS Key Requirements
  • Control Objectives
  • PCI DSS Compliance


  • Building the HITRUST CSF
  • Control Categories
  • HITRUST Assessment Domains
  • Maturity Levels
  • HITRUST Certification
  • HITRUST CSF Assessment Process Flow 

Module 8: U.S. State Regulations

  • 23 NYCRR 500
  • SB 1386
  • AB 1950, AB 1298 & AB 211
  • SB 541, SB 24, SB 227 

Module 9: U.S. Federal Regulations

  • FIPS
  • COOP
  • FedRAMP

Module 10: NIST Frameworks and Guidance

  • Role of NIST
  • NIST SP 800-37
  • Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • NIST 800-34 Rev 1
  • DRP Outline
  • Contingency Planning
  • NIST SP 800-171


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

Financial Regulations (e.g. PCI DSS)


Digital Healthcare & Security (e.g. HIPAA, ISO 27799)


International Security Standards (e.g. ISO 27000, Other International)


U.S. National and State Standards (e.g. FISMA, State laws)


Business Continuity Planning (e.g. BIA, NIST guidelines)





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.

Language English
Format Online

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CSCS™ Course

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  • $795.00