Global Events

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
ISACA
Conference Program Manager


Art of Performing Risk Assessments

The speaker Ali Pabrai was unbelievable! He was extremely knowledgeable and very engaged and held the whole meeting in focus.!

The best breakout session I attended.

Excellent resource, very motivated.

Excellent speaker on the topic!!!

The instructor was excellent! This was a popular session considering the number of attendees and extra chairs that were brought in. I assume the large turnout was anticipated but we were packed in like sardines.

The speaker was great!

Uday Ali Pabrai was awesome with lot of enthusiasm.

Well done!

On behalf of the Austin-HIMSS board of directors, I wanted to thank Mr. Pabrai for giving such a great presentation to our chapter members!

Evaluations that we received following Ali Pabrai's presentation to the Austin-HIMSS chapter were extremely positive! The audience, which consisted of CIOs, directors, analysts and other healthcare professionals, appreciated Mr. Pabrai's humorous, yet incisive and professional, discussion of information security and its role in healthcare. We recommend Mr. Pabrai to others as a very knowledgeable and professional speaker.
Lillian C. Prince, MBA, MA, PMP
Program Chair: Austin-HIMSS
Austin, TX Chapter of HIMSS

Ali Pabrai, CEO, ecfirst delivered a great presentation. His command of the topic and dynamic speaking style made for a very successful morning. Definitely recommend Mr.Pabrai to others as a knowledgeable and engaging speaker.
Diane Capaldo, MHA
President, Iowa Chapter of HIMSS

Las Vegas, NV | Nov 15-16, 2018



Organized well. Instructor has strong background in subject matter. Course rating: 10. Instructor rating: 10.
Joy Bosley
Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana

Knowledgeable instructor. Course rating: 9. Instructor rating: 10.
Gavin Hinze
Function 4

Ali’s enthusiasm for the subject matter makes it very easy to engage and to extrapolate questions. Course rating: 10. Instructor rating: 10. I would recommend this class to anyone involved in compliance, in any industry. As technology expands, so do the compliance requirements and cybersecurity challenges.
Tessa Wunder

Knowledgeable instructor. Course rating: 9. Instructor rating: 10.
Gavin Hinze
Function 4

NIST overview was well done. Key takeaway was the seven step security plan. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.
Brenda Ruelas
Amita Health

Instructor was absolutely prepared for the course. The strength of the course was the communication of granular content. Explained everything outstandingly. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. There is a lot of information packed in this one day; but the information was delivered perfectly, and any questions were always addressed.
Theresa Corbett

Excellent slides and content. Overall rating of course: 9. Overall rating of instructor: 9.
Nidhi Luthra, CISO
Amita Health

Excellent slides and content. Overall rating of course: 9. Overall rating of instructor: 9.
Nidhi Luthra, CISO
Amita Health

The course was very informative. The content materials were great. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.
Glenn Johnson
Amita Health

Very enthusiastic teacher! Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. The outline and structure of the materials delivered was very helpful in making it understandable. Ali Pabrai is a great instructor. He makes the topic of cybersecurity very exciting and interesting. Thank you!
David Chan
St. John’s University

Comprehensive coverage needed for a strong cybersecurity program development – is the strength of the course. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. It’s a pleasure to listen to Ali Pabrai describe the formation of a comprehensive cybersecurity program. Every CISO must attend the CCSA program.
Suresh Krishnan, CTO
Amita Health

Understood HITRUST a lot better. I am clear on the application of HITRUST. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.
Stephen Hwang
Brightoutcome

Great information. Practical examples. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Great class with lots of content and information.
Todd Creek
Dura-Tech

I have a better understanding of the need to implement a security framework. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Great instruction and delivery of content. Funny! Informative, and very enjoyable!
Phillip Pendergrass
Amita Health

Juneau, AK | June 6, 2018

Concise, easy to consume. Did a great job staying focused. Ali is an excellent instructor. I learned about Cybersecurity & you can too! Overall Rating of Course: 8. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.
Randy Hild
Department of Health and Social Services
State of Alaska

Thorough real world examples and relatable for non-technical staff. Overall Rating of Course: 8. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.
Elaine Rich
Department of Health and Social Services
State of Alaska

It was a good presentation. Very fast paced and covered the material at a high level. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 8.
Shannon Michael Lawson
OIT/CISO

NIST CsF overview & explanations are the strength of the course. Overall Rating of Course: 8. Overall Rating of Instructor: 8.
Grady Treston
Department of Health and Social Services
State of Alaska

Great information. The material could have benefitted from a 2 day course. Very well-informed instructor. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.
Paula Smedley
Department of Health and Social Services
State of Alaska

Good overall.
Kathy Long
Department of Health and Social Services
State of Alaska

Excellent. Overall Rating of Course: 8. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.
Joseph Hudson
Department of Health and Social Services
State of Alaska

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