Indian-based IT Security and Audit Training Systems Assurance Institute (SAI) expands its training offerings to include American-based ecfirst.com’s Certified Security Compliance Specialist™ (CSCS™) Program. As more Indian enterprises conduct business online and with business-critical information being made accessible, there will be a greater number of cases of corporate espionage and information leakage. The new CSCS™ instructor-led program makes available job-role based continuing education focused on information security and regulatory compliance.
Organizations today are challenged with both securing the digital assets and the information infrastructure as well as achieving full compliance with legislations and standards. Financial, ITES-BPO, software, healthcare and other verticals based service providers are required to constantly monitor the changing dynamics of their infrastructure to mitigate risks and vulnerabilities. With the Indian companies becoming part of the global supply chain and global competition, CIO’s need to have a clear sense of vision and clarity towards compliance.
Compliance with international legislations such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), Indian IT Act, GLB, FISMA, HIPAA and security standards such as the ISO 17799:2005 and COBIT are becoming a norm today or are being demanded by clients. The primary goal of adherence to any of the regulations and standards is to improve productivity and reinforce customer confidence and allow companies to have the “competitive edge”.
“We are excited to partner with ecfirst.com as the CSCS™ is a unique program of its type in the compliance and security industries. This program is a huge step forward in creating visibility for the compliance profession and we invite the security, auditing and compliance community to take the step with us,” said SAI Director, Sameer Saxena.
The CSCS™ credential is a job-role based designation. This program is designed to enable professionals to understand, prioritize and ultimately assist organizations achieve compliance with information security-based regulations.
The CSCS™ Program will be held in Mumbai and Bangalore in November and later introduced in other metros. As students participate in this two-day instructor-led program and pass the online exam, they are eligible for 16 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) units. SAI brings to India the CSCS™ Program at Rs 24,000 (with exam) compared to its original fee of US $2100.
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. 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.
About Systems Assurance Institute
Systems Assurance Institute (sai-india.com) has been founded by a group of professionals with a background in IT Security and Audit training. The Institute has been created to cater to the shortage in information security and audit specialists, the escalating complexity of technology and the business need of companies to outsource non-core business activities. Our mission is to provide the best possible training experience for students.
The course portfolio includes vendor, vendor-neutral and professional certifications covering all major areas of information security and audit, thereby creating a point of difference. The key to our training programs is the years of practical consulting experience solving business problems using the technology that we teach. It is this combination of our teaching and consulting skills that differentiates Systems Assurance Institute from other training providers.