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Security Training

As a covered entity, ECU workforce members must be trained on HIPAA security issues and reminded of their security responsibility to protect electronic protected health information. This training is separate and different from the Privacy training. It will help to assist in protecting the confidentiality, security and integrity of ePHI. Information Technology alone is NOT the answer to securing confidential information, include ePHI; it must be combined with awareness and changes in human behavior.

Training Options

Annual HIPAA security training is administered to all personnel who directly and indirectly provide support to a designated HIPAA system. To access this training, log in to the Cornerstone employee training system using your PirateID.

Additionally, identified HIPAA System Administrators are required to complete training relevant to the responsibilities of a HIPAA System Administrator. To access this training, log in to the Blackboard learning system. Please visit the HIPAA Security Training webpage or contact the IT Help Desk at 252-328-9866 for more information regarding this training.

Blackboard and Cornerstone Assistance

If you encounter difficulty logging in to Cornerstone or Blackboard or require general support, call the IT Help Desk at 252-328-9866 or visit the Blackboard support center.


If you have specific security questions regarding the HIPAA Security Rule, please e-mail the ECU HIPAA Security Officer at or call 252-328-9000.