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Sword & Shield is pleased to offer certified technology training at our company headquarters training facility located at 1431 Centerpoint Blvd., Suite 150, Knoxville, TN 37932.


Sword & Shield offers the following HIPAA and Healthcare Security classes:

1. What to Expect from an Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Investigation

Do you wonder what an actual OCR investigation looks like? Learn what to expect if OCR came knocking on your door.

In this 2 hour seminar, you will learn:

  • Events that trigger an OCR investigation
  • How OCR will initiate an investigation
  • How to respond to the OCR investigation
  • Things to do now to prepare for a potential OCR investigation

2. A Data Breach has Occurred: Do You Know What to Do?

Data breaches are a major threat to the healthcare environment. The steps following a data breach could potentially save your organization thousands of dollars. If a data breach occurred at your organization, would you know what to do?

In this 1.5 hour seminar, you will learn:

  • What constitutes a data breach
  • The most common causes of healthcare data breaches
  • Costs associated with a data breach
  • How to respond to data breach
  • How to assist in preventing a data breach

3. Deeper Dive into the HIPAA Security Rule

This seminar will take a deep look into the HIPAA Security Rule. Experienced instructors will take you section by section to explain what the Security Rule means for you and your organization.

In this half-day seminar, you will learn:

  • The Security Rule
  • What policies and procedures you need to satisfy HIPAA
  • Real-life scenarios applying the Security Rule

Cost: $500; CPE credits available

4. Do I Need to Know this to do My Job: Real-World Scenarios involving HIPAA

You must protect patient privacy. But, did you know that HIPAA also allows many disclosures of PHI so you can do your job?

In this 1.5 hour seminar, you will learn:

  • How does HIPAA require that you protect an individual’s protected health information
  • What are “incidental disclosures”
  • What is the treatment, payment and healthcare operations exception
  • Real-life scenarios to help you understand HIPAA

Cost: Free

5. Managing Vulnerabilities: Reducing the Risk of a Data Breach

If you have heard of the Office for Civil Right’s data breach “Wall of Shame,” you know it’s not where you want your organization to be listed. But, how can you reduce your risk of a data breach and avoid being listed on this infamous webpage?

In this 2 hour seminar, you will learn:

  • What is a data breach
  • How to identify systems that contain protected health information at your organization
  • Current technologies that assist in preventing a data breach
  • What are other healthcare organizations doing to mitigate breach risk

Cost: Free

6. To Encrypt or Not to Encrypt: What is the Rule and What are the Best Practices?

Encryption may be the most confusing requirement of the HIPAA Security Rule. With vague regulations, it is hard for an organization to determine whether or not to encrypt its’ patients’ protected health information.

In this 2 hour seminar, you will learn:

  • What does the HIPAA Security Rule actually say about encryption
  • What are the best practices regarding encryption
  • What current technologies are available to encrypt
  • How to satisfy the encryption policy and procedure requirement

Cost: Free

Alien Vault

AlienVault Unified Security Manager (USM) Appliance™ for Security Engineers Course

AlienVault training helps to enable organizations of all sizes to quickly detect and effectively respond to the latest threats. Led by security professionals, AlienVault training classes provide the instruction and hands-on practice needed to design, install, deploy, configure, and operate our USM Appliance product.

This 5-day class is offered online with a live instructor delivering the content to remote registrants.

After completing this course, students will be able to plan, design, implement, and operate AlienVault USM Appliance. Students will gain the skills to identify and remediate modern threats using USM Appliance.

Each delegate who takes the AlienVault USM Appliance for Security Engineers class receives a voucher that’s good for one attempt at the AlienVault Certified Security Engineer (ACSE) exam at no additional charge. Please visit AlienVault’s certification page for more information about ACSE.

Designed For

  • Security engineers
  • Security analysts who also require engineering skills
  • Community members who use open source security tools and desire a recognized Unified Security Management industry credential
  • IT professionals who implement, operate, or support security systems
  • Security professional working as AlienVault resellers or partners

Certified Professional Expertise

ACSE is the only certification that validates knowledge and skills with AlienVault USM. You might seek to earn the ACSE credential to grow in your current role, build your credentials when seeking a new role, or gain recognition among peers and in the security industry.

Click here to register for the class.

cissp bootcamp

The challenge to protect the information that is both shared and available online continues to grow as the Internet expands. Companies and governments are spending billions of dollars to secure their data and prevent outside attacks. They need employees who are skilled in thwarting these attacks.

Obtaining a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification shows you are an expert in information security and this increases your chances of being hired and increases the possibility you will be hired at a higher salary.

Sword & Shield’s official five (5)-day (ISC)² CISSP Certification Training gets you trained, certified and back to work within a week with the skills necessary to protect your organization from hackers, attackers and security threats.  Our program always delivers the most up-to-date, authorized content and is backed by our certification process. The course includes an exam voucher that can be used at any (ISC)² -approved testing facility.

This training course is intended for professionals who have at least five years of recent full-time professional work experience in two or more of the eight domains of the CISSP CBK and are pursuing CISSP training and certification to acquire the credibility and mobility to advance within their current information security careers.

The cost of the class with a test voucher is $3,095. The price without the test voucher is $2,595.

To register for the class, please contact us at 865-244-3569, email us at or register here:

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