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Our experts prevent, detect and respond to cyber threats you face.

ControlScan helps you cut through the complexity of securing sensitive data and achieving compliance by delivering support through experts who understand BOTH security and compliance, as well as how they relate to each other.

We’re committed to providing you with the highest quality team of experts in the industry, and we back that up by investing in their training and credentials. Check out our areas of expertise, listed below.

ASV Approved Scanning Vendor

Approved Scanning Vendors (ASVs) are organizations that validate adherence to certain DSS requirements by performing vulnerability scans of Internet-facing environments of merchants and service providers.

As a company, ControlScan revalidates with the PCI Security Standard Council every year, and our ASV employees requalify annually, too. This means that we’re up to date on the very latest vulnerabilities. We’re also experts in scanning your Internet-facing environment and working with you to resolve any issues and achieve PCI compliance.

CCNP Cisco Certified Network Professional

The Cisco Certified Network Professional Security (CCNP Security) certification program is aligned specifically to the job role of the Cisco Network Security Engineer responsible for Security in Routers, Switches, Networking devices and appliances, as well as choosing, deploying, supporting and troubleshooting Firewalls, VPNs, and IDS/IPS solutions for their networking environments.

Recognized by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) as meeting the CNSS 4013 training standard, the Cisco Certified Network Professional Security (CCNP Security) certification program ensures that ControlScan’s security engineers know the systems they are working with, and have real-world security implementation and troubleshooting skills in order to protect their customers’ organizations from increasingly sophisticated threats.

CHP Certified HIPAA Professional

The Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP) exam validates the knowledge and skills in the core areas of HIPAA Administrative Simplification legislation, Transactions and Code Sets Requirements, Privacy Requirements and Security Requirements.

Healthcare organizations are faced with multiple requirements from mandates like HIPAA-HITECH and PCI. We have the experts who have achieved the Certified HIPAA Professionals (CHP) certification by validating knowledge and skills with the HIPAA Academy. If you’re a covered entity or business associate, ControlScan has proven expertise in PCI and the core areas of HIPAA like Privacy Requirements and Security Requirements.

CIPT Certified Information Privacy Technologist

The Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) credential is the first global privacy certification for IT practitioners. It demonstrates understanding of privacy and data protection practices in the development, engineering, deployment and auditing of IT products and services.

Our Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) credential represents our understanding of privacy and data protection practices and our efforts to engineer them into our market-leading products and services.

CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor

The CISA designation is a globally recognized certification for IS audit control, assurance and security professionals. Being CISA-certified showcases your audit experience, skills and knowledge, and demonstrates you are capable to access vulnerabilities, report on compliance and institute controls within the enterprise.

We don’t stop at earning our QSA credentials; we support employees who seek the CISA certification, which further strengthens our auditing capabilities, skills and knowledge. It deepens our ability to provide a broader analysis of controls, risk and vulnerabilities within the enterprise.

Cisco Certified SMB Engineer

The specialization's curriculum mirrors the architectural strategy of Cisco advanced-level specializations, positioning SMB partners to sell strategically across all technologies. Borderless Networks, Collaboration, and Data Center topics will headline the major training tracks, along with updated Services training.

As a major reseller of Cisco products into the SMB market, we continue to take advantage of all the preparation and training that Cisco’s advanced partner program offers. You can be sure you’re getting the most out of Cisco’s quality products when purchased through ControlScan.

Cisco Select Certified Partner

Cisco Select Certification recognizes and rewards partners that have achieved a Cisco Specialization. Cisco Select reflects a partner's technological and business expertise in a specific Cisco Technology.

As a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP), ControlScan has selected Cisco technologies for some of its core solutions. To ensure expert implementation and support, we ensure that our support engineers and analysts are fully trained on those technologies, as demonstrated by our Cisco Select Certified Partner designation.

CISM Certified Information Security Manager

The CISM certification promotes international security practices and recognizes the individual who manages designs, and oversees and assesses an enterprise’s information security.

CISSP, CISM, and CISA certifications all represent a heavy investment in building employee capabilities related to IT security. The CISM certification promotes our understanding and utilization of international security practices in managing and assessing the security of your organization.

CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional

The CISSP® certification is a globally recognized standard of achievement that confirms an individual's knowledge in the field of information security. CISSPs are information assurance professionals who define the architecture, design, management and/or controls that assure the security of business environments. It was the first certification in the field of information security to meet the stringent requirements of ISO/IEC Standard 17024.

The CISSP certification is one of the most widely recognized credentials in the security arena. We have a large number of security-focused employees who have earned their CISSP by going through the body’s rigorous testing process. Our CISSPs stand ready to ensure the security of your business environment through better architecture, design, management and/or controls.

CSCS Certified Security Compliance Specialist

CSCS is certification sponsored by ECFIRST and the HIPAA Academy. This certification distinguishes people who have demonstrated mastery of knowledge on a host of compliance laws including SOX , Basel II, GLBA, HIPAA, FISMA, ISO 17799:2005 and others.

Many small and mid-sized businesses are faced with complying with multiple standards. We facilitate training for our compliance specialists across a variety of frameworks so they are prepared to handle complex compliance situations. Their mastery of knowledge on a host of compliance laws is demonstrated by their Certified Security Compliance Specialist (CSCS) credentials.

C|EH Certified Ethical Hacker

A Certified Ethical Hacker has obtained a certification from the EC-Council in how to look for the weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems by using the same knowledge and tools used by real cyber criminals.

How do you combat an invisible enemy? We believe it starts by applying the same knowledge and tools used by real cyber criminals. The Certified Eithical Hacker (CEH) certification from the EC-Council proves that we know how to search and find the weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems.

G2700 GIAC Certified ISO-27000 Specialist

GIAC's G2700 certification is an industry recognized vendor-neutral credential. The certification is proof of a person's competence across a spectrum of skills and offers a framework to assist any organization to develop a true security minded corporate culture by instilling best practice and detailed guidance regarding all manner of security issues.

It’s important to us to have employees earn certifications across a broad array of standards bodies. That ensures completeness of knowledge and an ability to take action in nearly any situation our customers encounter.

GCIH GIAC Certified Incident Handler

The GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) certification focuses on detecting, responding and resolving computer security incidents by understanding common attack techniques, vectors and tools.

It’s important to us to have employees earn certifications across a broad array of standards bodies. That ensures completeness of knowledge and an ability to take action in nearly any situation our customers encounter. The GIAC Certified Incident Handler certification validates the mastery of the training that the specialists at ControlScan have.

Global Information Assurance Certified Web Application Penetration Tester (GWAPT)

Vulnerabilities in web applications pose one of the greatest security risks to organizations today. Holes and weaknesses in web applications can result in the theft of payment card data and protected health information (PHI) and can also cause major financial loss and damage to a business’ reputation.

The GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester (GWAPT) certification measures an individual’s understanding of web application exploits and penetration testing methodology. ControlScan’s security engineers maintain this certification. We help our customers identify risk within their web applications so they can patch holes before sensitive data is exposed.

GPEN GIAC Penetration Tester

The GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN) certification is for security personnel whose job duties involve assessing target networks and systems to find security vulnerabilities. Certification objectives include penetration-testing methodologies, the legal issues surrounding penetration testing and how to properly conduct a penetration test, as well as best practice technical and non-technical techniques specific to conduct a penetration test.

The companion certification for the GIAC Certified Incident Handler, the GIAC Penetration Tester certification validates the knowledge and ability of ControlScan in scanning systems and cracking passwords to focus on conducting penetration tests.

GSEC GIAC Security Essentials Certified

GIAC’s GSEC certification is proof of a person’s competence across a spectrum of skills and demonstrates an understanding of information security beyond simply terminology and concepts.

It’s important to us to have employees earn certifications across a broad array of standards bodies. That ensures completeness of knowledge and an ability to take action in nearly any situation our customers encounter.

ITIL IT Infrastructure Library Certification

The ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management provides IT professionals and managers with the essential skills needed to deliver customer-centric, cost-justified and business-driven IT services.

Our business is built on delivering quality services to our customers. Our employees earn the ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management to ensure we house the essential skills needed to deliver customer-centric, quality services that enable us to maintain leadership in our industry.

Linux+

CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI is a high-stakes, vendor-neutral certification that validates the fundamental knowledge and skills required of junior Linux administrators.

SMBs are increasingly adopting Linux as a core platform in their infrastructure. Our engineers pursue a CompTIA Linux+ certification to validate their knowledge and skills in the Linux arena, providing the assurance that we’re prepared to support you.

MCP Microsoft Certified Professional

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) is a certification that validates IT professional and developer technical expertise through rigorous, industry-proven, and industry-recognized exams. MCP exams cover a wide range of Microsoft products, technologies, and solutions.

Microsoft technologies have a dominant role in the IT infrastructures of most of our SMB customers. Our Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) certification validates our technical expertise related to Microsoft infrastructure. Individuals with the certification have passed rigorous, industry-recognized exams and have strong experience with Microsoft products, technologies, and solutions.

Network+

The Network+ certification is an internationally recognized validation of the technical knowledge required of foundation-level IT network practitioners.

Technical security and compliance typically starts with the network. Our support engineers pursue a Network+ certification to validate the technical knowledge they have acquired as foundation-level IT network practitioners.

OSCE Offensive Security Certified Expert

The Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE) examination requires individuals prove their comprehension of advanced penetration testing skills within a dedicated vulnerable network. The goal of the hands-on exam is to fully penetrate and successfully gain administrative access to the target systems on the network within 48 hours.

Extremely difficult to obtain and one of the most prestigious certifications available, the OSCE certification proves that the experts at ControlScan have the experience and qualifications necessary to identify hard-to-find vulnerabilities, thwart outside attack and protect our customers’ networks.

OSCP Offensive Security Certified Professional

The Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) is the world’s first completely hands-on offensive information security certification. The OSCP challenges individuals to prove they have a clear and practical understanding of the penetration testing process and lifecycle.

ControlScan OSCPs have proved that he or she can successfully research an unknown network, identify vulnerabilities and successfully execute attacks. Their ability to think outside of the box ensures that ControlScan customers have the best security professionals possible working to protect their networks from attack.

OSWP Offensive Security Wireless Professional

The Offensive Security Wireless Professional (OSWP) is the only practical wireless attacks certification in the security field today. The OSWP certification validates the skills needed to perform 802.11 wireless audits, identify existing vulnerabilities and execute organized attacks in a controlled and focused manner.

ControlScan customers can rest assured that our OSWPs have the ability to successfully perform 802.11 wireless audits and can crack WEP, WPA and WPA2 implementations with confidence to identify any underlying vulnerabilities.

PCIP PCI Professional

The Payment Card Industry Professional (PCIP)™ is the base, entry level qualification for an individual and provides a solid foundation for future career progression to other PCI qualifications.

As the leader in assisting SMBs with PCI compliance, we encourage our broader organization—such as those in sales and support—to earn their PCIP. The certification ensures an organization-wide, base level understanding of the PCI DSS and its practical application in the SMB enterprise.

QSA Qualified Security Assessor

Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) is a designation conferred by the PCI Security Standards Council to those individuals that meet specific information security education requirements, have taken the appropriate training from the PCI Security Standards Council, are employees of a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) company approved PCI security and auditing firm, and will be performing PCI compliance assessments as they relate to the protection of credit card data.

We are a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) company with QSAs on staff and prepared to work with you on a variety of engagements. Our QSAs must requalify with the PCI Security Standards Council on an annual basis, demonstrating a continued accumulation of knowledge and experience in PCI DSS-related areas. As proven PCI experts, we are fully qualified to assist clients in achieving PCI compliance and performing formal PCI compliance assessments as they relate to the protection of credit card data.

Security+

The CompTIA Security+ certification verifies an individual’s knowledge in different areas of computer security such as cryptography and access control, as well as business-related topics such as disaster recovery and risk management.

Our support engineers leverage a broad array of security training and certifications. Our CompTIA Security+ certification represents an investment in training and certification in a variety of computer security topics that are highly relevant to PCI and HIPAA. It also covers business-related topics such as disaster recovery and risk management.