Our Story

Our founder, Sam Carter, an IT Engineer, CISSP and Security Trainer, recognized a need in the market for customizable cyber security and privacy training, after many years of providing security awareness training to various departments within the Federal Government. In January of 2007, Sam founded eLearningCorner with a focus on customized security awareness training, as well as other corporate training.  In 2015, our company re-branded to ELC Information Security.

Our customization process for Cyber Security and Privacy Training is simple, cost effective, and puts you in control of your organization’s training. We believe in building a partnership with you to customize training around your organization’s culture, policies, and best practices, which includes branding every course you license from us with your organization’s logo. You can even create your own course text and our Instructional Designers will turn it into the training you require for your organization. We have been using the same customization process for over 10 years, which keeps our clients coming back to us year-after-year.

We offer a turn-key learning management system for hosting your training, with detailed completion tracking for audit compliance, or we provide seamless integration into your LMS.  In addition, we provide free support to all customers throughout the license period.

We also offer continuous training options to include Micro-Learning refreshers, Phishing Simulation, Gamification, Penetration testing, and Application Security (OWASP) training.

We have assisted clients in a variety of industries and sectors, including:

  • Healthcare – (focus on both HIPAA Security and Privacy Training)
  • Education
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Retail
  • Information Technology
  • Government
  • Finance
  • Legal

We are a team of CISSPs, Privacy Specialists, Instructional Designers, and Regulatory and Corporate Governance Specialists. We are constantly adapting to the rapidly transforming information security landscape of tomorrow and are ready to help your workforce do the same.


Our Founder - Sam Carter

Sam Carter -ELC Information Security Team

in Memory of our Founder and Security Trainer, and his unwavering belief that effective training can turn awareness into instinct.

Leadership Team

Deborah Nichols

Deborah Nichols


Deborah leads ELC’s operations, with a focus on customer success. She has over 20 years of experience in global regulatory affairs and corporate governance with US public companies. She is a privacy and security trainer.

Deborah is a graduate of the University of Tennessee.


Anneli Aila Ellis

Director of Product Design

With over twenty years of experience in photo editing, graphic design and film editing, Anneli leads ELC’s course design and new product design.

Anneli brings her creative and artistic vision to the visual medium of eLearning.

Anneli is from Germany and is fluent not only in her native language and English, but also has a command of several languages.

Heather Zauner

Heather Zauner

Director of Client Services

Heather has over 10 years of experience in Computer Based Training, Hosting, and all things related to Human Risk Management.

Heather is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis with a BA in Chinese Language and Literature, and a BS in International Business.

Mike Grannis

Director of Technology | CISSP, ISSAP / ISSEP

Mike brings over thirty years of experience in IT Data Center, IT Network Operations Center, IT Security Operations Center, and IT Security Compliance engineering, design and operations for Federal, State, and Commercial Enterprises.

Mike is a graduate of James Madison University with a Master of Science Degree in Computer Science / Information Security.