Ali Pabrai, MSEE, CISSP (ISSAP, ISSMP), HITRUST (CCSFP), Security+, a cybersecurity & compliance expert, is the chairman & chief executive of ecfirst.

A highly sought after professional, he has successfully delivered solutions to U.S. government agencies, IT firms, healthcare systems, legal & other organizations worldwide.

Mr. Pabrai has led numerous engagements worldwide for ISO 27001, PCI DSS, NIST, CMMC, GDPR, HITRUST CSF and HIPAA/HITECH. Mr. Pabrai served as an Interim CISO for a health system with 40+ locations in USA. ecfirst is an approved HITRUST CSF Assessor.

Mr. Pabrai has presented passionate briefs to tens of thousands globally, including the USA, United Kingdom, France, Taiwan, Singapore, Canada, India, UAE, Philippines, Japan, Ireland, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, Egypt, Ghana and other countries. Conferences Mr. Pabrai has been featured at include AHIMA, HCAA, ISACA CSX, HIMSS, InfraGard (FBI), ISSA, HIPAA Summit, Google Privacy & Security Summit, Microsoft Tech Summit, Internet World, DCI Expo and hundreds of others.

He is a globally renowned speaker who has been featured as a keynote as well as moderated cybersecurity conferences. Mr. Pabrai is the author of several published works. Clients that Mr. Pabrai has delivered to have included the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and the Naval Surface Warfare Center. His career was launched with Fermilab, a U.S. Department of Energy nuclear research entity.

Mr. Ali Pabrai was appointed and served (2017) as a member of the select HITRUST CSF Assessor Council. Mr. Pabrai is a proud member of the InfraGard (FBI).

Mr.Pabrai can be reached at or +1.949.528.5224. Control your excitement!

We have had the true pleasure of working with Ali Pabrai at conferences all over the world during the past few years – with one unanimous word that keeps resounding among audiences and staff alike – AWESOME!

He is a tremendously engaging and knowledgeable presenter who is able to distill the essence of complex cybersecurity topics into comprehensible and actionable components for both highly skilled, technical audiences as well as those who are just entering or transitioning into the security part of the IT industry.

His “behind the curtain” professionalism and enthusiastic willingness to help develop, customize and deliver great content paired with his absolute commitment to professionalism as a presenter and “doing what it takes” is a rare combination.

We greatly look forward to working with Mr. Pabrai each and every time and know he will deliver excellence.
Michael Mach CMP, CMM, CED
Conference Program Manager

I have 20+ years of experience in the Healthcare IT industry in a variety of roles including Cybersecurity software and services. During this time I have seen numerous speakers on the topic of Cybersecurity and Ali Pabrai is among the best. He covers the state of the industry, healthcare-specific regulations, process, product, best practices and call-to-action takeaways in a manner that can be understood at multiple levels including technical, clinical, supply chain and executive.

Ali also weaves in stories and humor to keep the audience engaged on what can be a dry yet frightening topic. I highly recommend Ali Pabrai as a speaker, trainer and consultant in this area.
Chris Liburdi
Director – Business Development/Business Technology

The professionalism and complete subject matter knowledge make ecfirst the consultants of choice for HIPAA and HITECH information and issues. Our experience with ecfirst was unwavering in addressing all issues and enabling a foundation for an active and vibrant compliance program. Pabrai’s leadership was exceptional, very devoted to ensuring all areas were appropriately addressed.
Blake Anderson
Department of Health