SOURCE: FishNet Security

FishNet Security

November 10, 2009 13:00 ET

FishNet Security Provides On-Demand, Cost-Effective Computer-Based PCI DSS and HIPAA Basic Training Courses

Regulated Organizations Can Now Provide 24/7 Training to Diverse Workforces

KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwire - November 10, 2009) - FishNet Security today announced the availability of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) computer-based training (CBT) courses through the company's SecureSkills group. Both on-demand courses are designed to provide diverse workforces with an understanding of the important compliance and operational issues unique to their regulated organization. Organizations required to undergo PCI audits or handle sensitive patient information will benefit from these innovative and media-rich CBT offerings.

Both the HIPAA and PCI DSS courses are compatible with any learning management system (LMS); organizations can host the courses within their own LMS or access them through Each course allows organizations to track metrics such as participation, completion and knowledge-retention trends.

"Highly regulated organizations are required to provide security awareness and compliance training to their entire workforce, and challenging economic conditions require effective, on-demand training initiatives that clearly demonstrate real ROI," said Barry Cooper, FishNet Security's Vice President of Training Services. "SecureSkills' PCI DSS and HIPPA computer-based training courses address these pain points by delivering measurable, cost-effective training available 24 hours a day, seven days a week."

The PCI DSS and HIPAA CBT courses were developed by FishNet Security's subject matter experts who have completed hundreds of compliance assessments in financial, healthcare, government, high tech, retail, energy/gas, and telecommunications organizations. SecureSkills' CBT courses combine expert knowledge with effective learning methodologies in an interactive and engaging environment. These elements enable students taking these courses to comprehend and retain knowledge of complex topics, and apply what they've learned to their everyday work activities.

The PCI DSS course, designed to benefit any organization that processes payment card transactions, provides:

--  Training on each of the six PCI DSS principles and 12 requirements
--  Instruction on how to maintain the digital and physical security of
    sensitive information
--  Detailed technical overviews and instructions for the total PCI DSS
--  Information about hardening standards that protect cardholder data

The HIPAA course, designed to benefit any organization that deals with medical and personal information, provides:

--  A high-level overview suitable for any employee
--  Knowledge of key terminology and standards
--  An explanation of why HIPAA regulations are important and why they
    apply to all employees

Organizations that need to extend PCI DSS, HIPAA, and a variety of other security and compliance-related training courses to employees on a 24/7 basis can request a quote at

About SecureSkills

SecureSkills, FishNet Security's training group, is a leader in helping security professionals become security experts. SecureSkills provides certified, cooperative and friendly training courses on-site and over the Web 24/7 through For more information, visit

About FishNet Security

FishNet Security is a nationally respected information security solutions provider. FishNet Security expertise includes information security strategy, continuous risk and application assessment, planning, integration, implementation, management, training and 24X7 support -- enabling businesses to meet their unique security needs. For 13 years, FishNet Security has offered information security services and products to global enterprises, government agencies, and small-medium sized businesses. We focus on the threat… so you can focus on the opportunity. For more information about FishNet Security, please visit us at

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