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Clients that Mr. Pabrai has delivered to have included the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center. His career was launched with Fermilab, U.S. Department of Energy nuclear research entity.

U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center Fermilab U.S. Department of Energy nuclear research entity

Ali Pabrai explains differing information security standards in a clear and concise manner. Pabrai cares greatly about education and goes the extra mile to ensure updated and timely content for his delivery.

His presentation style is engaging, and he encourages questions and discussions. I would recommend him for future presentations and trainings.
Josh More
Cyber Sector Chief
Iowa FBI InfraGard

Mr. Pabrai delivered an outstanding presentation on Cyber Security Strategies at our January 2010 event. His presentation was very well received for being remarkably thought provoking. He certainly got the audience “fired up” about Information Security and his knowledge and passion for the subject became apparent when he presented. His energy and enthusiasm actually generated tremendous interest in the subject. Based on the official member feedback we received, his presentation was rated very highly and our members appreciated it a lot.

Mr. Pabrai is not only a knowledge powerhouse of information Security but a refined speaker who is able to engage the audience with his unique presentation style. We would love to have Mr. Pabrai as a speaker in one of our future events.

As Director of Programs for the ISACA Orange County Chapter, I would recommend other ISACA chapters or any other organization looking to get a “phenomenal” speaker on information security to consider engaging Mr. Pabrai.
Chetan Trivedi, CISA, CISM
ISACA Orange County, California
Program Director

Ali's presentation gave clarity around the complexity of the multitude of compliances. The content can be used to help communicate to c-level managers the current security climate and direction security regulations are heading. This type of presentation to mid-level managers confirms as well as adds content that is highly relevant.

It was obvious that Ali was very passionate about his topic, had a strong grasp of the subject matter and included his audience in discussions. It really hit the mark to bring home even to experienced security professionals a level of confirmation of their understanding of information security programs and how to implement industry standard controls.

The audience that Ali presented to at the InfraGard suberConference 2010 included law enforcement, protection and safety professionals as well as seasoned information security managers and directors. The presentation was very well received.
Ken M. Shaurette, CISSP, CISA, CISM
InfraGard suber Conference – Wisconsin, Chair

U.S. Government Agency

Clients that Mr. Pabrai has delivered to have included the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center. His career was launched with Fermilab, U.S. Department of Energy nuclear research entity.

U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center Fermilab U.S. Department of Energy nuclear research entity

I enjoyed the course and would recommend it to anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of HIPAA.
Craig Devashrayee
Paralegal,
Utah Department of Health

For very difficult material, very dry administration and implementation of critically required materials, Lorna brought the information to life with practical examples.
Sheila Walsh-McDonald
Breach Ombudsman,
Utah Department of Health

As a newly appointed Information Security Officer for Utah Department of Health, I found high value from the CSCS™ training program.
Wu Xu
State of Utah,
Department of Health

Great value to non-IT specialist. Strength of course included clarity and content. Top notch.
Doug Springmeyer, Assistant Attorney General
State of Utah, Department of Health

Great overview and familiarization to varied security standards. Good place to get familiar with the security universe.
Lyle Odendahl
State of Utah,
Department of Health

CSCS™ is a very comprehensive review of security compliance requirements across the spectrum of standards in use. Very helpful high-level overview.
Francesca Lanier
State of Utah,
Department of Health

I would recommend the CSCS™ program to any company, government agency or other organization that works with confidential information.
Craig Devashrayee
State of Utah,
Department of Health

I am pleased to write this letter or recommendation for ecfirst.

One of my main clients, the Utah Department of Health has been managing a major breach of data under the control of a business associate.

ecfirst was contracted to provide security risk analysis, technical vulnerability assessment, policy development, as well as training and certification services, including the Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP) and the Certified Security Compliance Specialist™ (CSCS™) programs.

My client reports, and my interaction subports, that ecfirst has been very professional in their contract performance. Services were tailored to meet the needs of the Department and Utah law. ecfirst has demonstrated dedication to ensuring that projects goals were met or exceeded every step of the way.
Doug Springmeyer,
Assistant Attorney General Chair,
HIPAA Implementation Committee
Utah Attorney General’s Office

ecfirst provided The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) a set of HIPAA security policy templates and follow-up consultations. We were able to efficiently modify, adopt and put the policies into practice. Adopting ecfirst policy templates shortened our policy developmental time and established a solid foundation for us to implement HIPAA requirements.
Wu Xu, Ph.D. Director,
Office of Health Information and Data Security Information Security Officer,
Utah Department of Health

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,
State of Utah

Thank you! We have worked with Ali Pabrai and are familiar with ecfirst services. I found the webinar to be a valuable resource and just about right in terms of delivery time. Thank you again!
Francesca Lanier
Utah Department of Health

State of Illinois, Department of Human Services

I discovered ecfirst, Home of the HIPAA Academy, when I made an application to the National HIPAA Summit in Washington DC. As part of the application process, HIPAA Academy's HIPAA certification courses were offered. The price was very competitive and I could regulate how quickly or slowly I took the course. I took ecfirst's Certified HIPAA Administrator™ (CHA™) course and exam. The course instructed the learner in the basics of HIPAA Privacy and Security.

The next course in their series is the Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP). This is an intensive training program delivered by one of ecfirst's professional instructors. Thirteen privacy officers in my agency attended that training. This course is much more detailed in terms of HIPAA Privacy and Security. My colleagues and I now have a much deeper understanding of the Privacy Rule, the Security Rule, National Healthcare Identifiers and Code Sets.

The on-line subport provided by ecfirst was excellent and timely.

I highly recommend the ecfirst and HIPAA Academy certification courses.
Peg Tanner
HIPAA Chief Privacy Officer
State of Illinois, Department of Human Services

U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2006 – The U. S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs faced a daunting task – choosing an organization to train the nation’s VA Hospitals’ Privacy and Security Compliance officials on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Since each official was responsible for compliance with the federal regulation protecting patient data for their respective hospital, a comprehensive training program was required. ecfirst, a division of ecfirst, was chosen based on their reputation in the healthcare industry for high-quality and comprehensive HIPAA training solutions.

ecfirst is one of the finest educational organizations with whom I have had the pleasure to work. The staff are extremely knowledgeable and experienced both in private sector and government sector security legislation” stated Lydia Duckworth, HIPAA Security Project Manager for the VA.
Uday ‘Ali’ Pabrai, CEO of ecfirst, was involved in the project from the beginning and delivered the security training. “During our work together, Ali Pabrai was able to impart best practices for developing disaster recovery plans, the technical specifications for public key infrastructure and other encryption based solutions, wireless security requirements and the general state of HIPAA Security compliance.

I welcome the opportunity to work with ecfirst again in the future and would recommend this organization to anyone looking to develop security or privacy training tailored to their particular environment whether you are a healthcare organization or a business associate of a healthcare organization, said Duckworth.

About the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is responsible for providing federal benefits to veterans and their families. Headed by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, VA is the second largest of the 15 Cabinet departments and operates nationwide programs for healthcare, financial assistance and burial benefits. VA’s healthcare system now includes 154 medical centers, with at least one in each state, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. VA operates more than 1,300 sites of care, including 875 ambulatory care and community-based outpatient clinics, 136 nursing homes, 43 residential rehabilitation treatment programs, 206 Veterans Centers and 88 comprehensive home-care programs. VA healthcare facilities provide a broad spectrum of medical, surgical and rehabilitative care.

Overall Rating of Course: 8. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.
Joe Hudson
Department of Health and Social Services
State of Alaska

Strengths of the course is in-depth coverage of Privacy Rule. Overall Rating of Course: 8. Overall Rating of Instructor: 7.
Kathy Long
Department of Health and Social Services
State of Alaska

Real world examples and references to regulations. Overall Rating of Course: 8. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.
Elaine Rich
Department of Health and Social Services
State of Alaska

Professional, kept my interest, very thorough. Couldn’t have asked for more. Vastly improved my understanding of HIPAA. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.
Troy Lofven
Department of Health and Social Services
State of Alaska

Strengths of the course is very thorough. Lorna was a great and enthusiastic instructor who speedily but thoroughly navigated our team through the smells of the rocky HIPAA sea. A+++, would pirate and plunder with again. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.
Teresa Combs-Fisher
Department of Health and Social Services
State of Alaska

This was an amazing course and I would recommend this course as required to any professional who works with HIPAA. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.
Philp Rosen
Department of Health and Social Services
State of Alaska

Stories help drive the content home. Lorna is perhaps the most knowledgeable HIPAA instructor and advisor one can find. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.
Thor Ryan
Department of Health and Social Services
State of Alaska

Professional, kept my interest, very thorough. Couldn’t have asked for more. Vastly improved my understanding of HIPAA. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.
Troy Lofven
Department of Health and Social Services
State of Alaska

Strengths of the course is very thorough. Lorna was a great and enthusiastic instructor who speedily but thoroughly navigated our team through the smells of the rocky HIPAA sea. A+++, would pirate and plunder with again. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.
Teresa Combs-Fisher
Department of Health and Social Services
State of Alaska

This was an amazing course and I would recommend this course as required to any professional who works with HIPAA. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.
Philp Rosen
Department of Health and Social Services
State of Alaska