Testimonials

Testimonials

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

Dubai | Nov 27, 2017



Instructor was very prepared for the course. Overall rating of instructor: 9. Good material and relevant examples provided by trainer.
Imran Khan
Etisalat

Overall rating of instructor: 9. The cybersecurity framework and HIPAA incident and risk management were the strengths of the course.
Uzair Ahmad
Etisalat

Overall rating of instructor: 10. Overall rating of course: 10. Excellent program.
Ghulam Qasim
Etisalat

Overall rating of instructor: 10. Overall rating of course: 10. The content was the strength of the program.
Sumit Sharma
Etisalat

Overall rating of instructor: 9. Overall rating of course: 9. A well structured course.
Uzair Ahmad
Etisalat

Overall rating of instructor: 9. The cybersecurity framework and HIPAA incident and risk management were the strengths of the course.
Amal Alhajeri
Etisalat

Overall rating of instructor: 9. Overall rating of course: 9. The cybersecurity framework that was covered was the strength of the program.
Amr Nabil

A well organized and highly illustrated program with industry expertise delivered. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Overall rating of course: 10. The multiple frameworks discussed was a strength of the program.
Subramaniam Vaidhyanathan
Etisalat

The course was very beneficial and with in-depth cybersecurity information. This helped enhance the security knowledge of the attendees. Mr. Pabrai highlighted and covered most areas starting from the history of security and included relevant examples. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Overall rating of course: 10.
Mohammad Ali Al Hallami
Etisalat

Instructor was prepared for delivery of the program. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Overall rating of course: 10.
Vijay Kumar Soni
Etisalat

Expert level instructor. Complex topics explained in an easy to understand manner. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Overall rating of course: 9.
Antonio Barrantes
Etisalat

Great knowledge of the instructor around the topics. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Overall rating of course: 9.
Francisco Ruiz
Etisalat

Overall rating of instructor: 10. Overall rating of course: 10. Good delivery.
Boby Kuruvila George
Etisalat

Albany, GA | Nov 17, 2017



Organized, explained things well. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.
Cynthia Thomas

Instructor were very informative, detailed & had plenty of knowledge regarding the course. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.
Joshua Allen
CTSI

The instructor was able to hold my attention & engaged with the class. I really enjoyed this course. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.
Haley Duplechin
CTSI

I enjoyed the class very much. It was very informative. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.
Selina Sauls
CTSI

Depth of data a comprehensive coverage. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.
Matthew Holt
CTSI

All of the information is valid and useful. I thoroughly enjoyed this class. Ali & Lorna made the topic interesting.
Tina Peterson
CTSI

Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.
Angela Wright
CTSI

Great course on cybersecurity. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.
Mark Thomas
CTSI

General information of cybersecurity and steps to make a plan. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.
Mark Andrew Tillman
Lee County Library

A lot of information covered in one day. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.
Patricia Kay Rowland
U.S.M.C

Lots of material covered. Good study media and well organized. Good class overall. Good instructors. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.
Jamie Drew
CTSI

Class gave strong framework for cybersecurity planning. Instructors had solid gasp of material. Added more real-life example.
Daniel Hedges
NEOS

Detailed, well presented, structured & done in a logical sequence. Instructors understand the importance of the material. Loved the course, a pleasure to be able to participates. Certainly, appropriate for today’s continuously cyber intensive world. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.
Dale Brown
MCLSI

Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.
John Hardin
CTSI

Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.
Steven Thompson
NEOS

Munich | Nov 13-15, 2017



Ali is one of the best trainers with an extremely broad knowledge of the topic area I had so far. The training was of exceptional value for us to get a broad understanding of the HITRUST certification and how it can help us in achieving compliance. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.

One of the best most knowledgeable instructor I know. Strength of the program included a clear, structured approach to complex topics. Immediate and clear answers to questions, and knowledge about the related topic.
Florian Ertl
Konica Minolta, Munich, Germany

As always, Ali does a great job at making complex subject matter understandable and even enjoyable. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10. Was a very comprehensive program. The strength of the course included depth of knowledge, referring to our project, Presentation quality.
Joe Cisna
Konica Minolta, Munich, Germany

One of the best most knowledgeable instructor I know. Strength of the program included a clear, structured approach to complex topics. Immediate and clear answers to questions, and knowledge about the related topic.
Florian Ertl
Konica Minolta, Munich, Germany

Thank you. I came here for the training program. I learned a lot. We found out what we need for HITRUST
Yamamura Takuya
Konica Minolta, Munich, Germany

Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10. The strength of the course included good consistent terminology and association to other similar frameworks.
Filip Jumecka
Konica Minolta, Munich, Germany

Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.” Absolutely have a better understanding of the topics that were covered. Delivered a good overview of HITRUST and how to achieve certification.
Michael Ruebener
Konica Minolta, Munich, Germany

Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10. The strength of the course included the ability to ask detailed questions a get relevant answers with references to other parts of the presentation.
Benjamin DeWaal
Konica Minolta, Munich, Germany

HITRUST Cybersecurity Workshop

Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.
Brenda Ruelas
Amita Health

Clear instructor and content are the strength of the course. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.
Nidhi Luthra
Amita Health

Solid Understanding of HITRUST. Gave me a understanding of HITRUST compared to HITECH, HIPAA and Risk Assessment. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.
Kenneth McMinn
Scotland County Hospital

Great information and explanation of how to go through HITRUST certification. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.
Laura Huska
ISI Telemanagement Solutions

All good content. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.
Brian Byrnes
Presence Health

Well prepared slides. It was a great presentation and practical. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.
Madhav Gogawale
Amita Health

First time learning about security and policy. Well detailed, thorough, clear to a beginner like me. Sometime repetitive, but the repetition was necessary to drive the main points home. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.
Nila Krishnan

Overall Rating of Course: 7. Overall Rating of Instructor: 7.
Jamie Shimarek

Expertise evident is the strength of the course. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.
Anil Saldanha
Seamless Technologies Inc.

Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.
John Torr
Cognitive health

Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.
David Degenhart
Amita health

Experience and expectations of HITRUST are the strength of the course. Overall Rating of Course: 7. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.
Ryan Ousey
Ryan Ousey

Explanation of HITRUST assessment process is the strength of the course. Very informative and warm workshop. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.
Bryan Villanueva
Trionfo Solutions

Excellent job Ali! We appreciate your depth of knowledge and guidance for cyber strategy and options to consider. Looking forward to further discussions. Overall rating course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Strength of program included the breadth of content and correlation to HIPAA, NIST, ISO, and GDPR with HITRUST.
Roberto Rijos
Konica Minolta Healthcare America (KMHA)

Overall rating course: 9. Overall rating of instructor: 9 Now able to understand HITRUST and recognize what we need to do next.
Allen Hiroshiga
Konica Minolta Healthcare America (KMHA)

Very good Workshop training material. Better knowledge of HITRUST CSF. Overall rating course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Understandable explanations. Thank you!
Hiroyuki Kubota
Konica Minolta Healthcare America (KMHA)

Ali Pabrai delivers the content in an engaging way. Well done! Overall rating course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Well-structured program. Great overview. Instructor has deep knowledge to respond to specific questions.
Steve Eisner
Konica Minolta Healthcare America (KMHA)

Overall rating course: 9. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Covered spectrum of security.
Tom Deguchi
Konica Minolta Healthcare America (KMHA)

Covering HITRUST requirements and readiness for completion were the strength of the program. Overall rating course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.
Johari Barber
Konica Minolta Healthcare America (KMHA)

Good information presented in an easy to understand format. Overall rating course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Knowledgeable instructor. Made it easy to understand the complex world of regulations.
Todd Hall
Konica Minolta Healthcare America (KMHA)

The program delivered a real world understanding of HITRUST. Better understand now the steps and approach to take to launch HITRUST. Overall rating course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Instructor had very good working knowledge of HITRUST. Helped us better understand how to scope and plan for the initial engagement.
Michael Laconti
Konica Minolta Healthcare America (KMHA)

HITRUST Cybersecurity Strategy Workshop

The strength of the program was the discussion on the management framework, and process flow. Overall rating workshop: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Excellent presentation! I have a much better understanding of HITRUST and its requirements. Chalice and Deb were very knowledgeable and communicated the subject matter well.

Overall rating workshop: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Very good presentation.

Strength of the program was the interaction.

The overview of the CSF framework and MyCSF was the strength of the course. Overall rating workshop: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.

Strength of the program was the foundation provided for future direction for compliance and cyber security.

I like how the instructor reviewed content at a higher level rather than all the details at this point. The workshop was entertaining as well as conversational; and focused on our specific organization. Overall rating workshop: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.

Interactivity was a strength of the program.

Knowledge of the instructor was a strength of the program. I look forward to working with the ecfirst Team in the future. Overall rating workshop: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.

The overall complexity of HITRUST was covered well in the program.

Great HITRUST training. The instructor knowledge of HITRUST and how to implement it in our organization. Overall rating workshop: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.

The HITRUST course was brief and informative. Overall rating workshop: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.

The high-level insight was a strength of the HITRUST workshop. Overall rating workshop: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.

Having multiple instructors helped a lot. The open question format was terrific. Overall rating workshop: 9. Overall rating of instructor: 10.

Knowledge based, fast paced, easy to follow. Very informative course!!!

The practical aspect of the workshop was important.

The overview of HITRUST was well done.

Great overview of HITRUST and good introduction to MyCSF. Overall rating workshop: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.

Fun, good presenters, good presentation material.

Great information! Easy to understand. The pace and content were good! I hope other health systems pursue HITRUST certification. Overall rating workshop: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. The three-instructor tag team worked!

Overall rating workshop: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Very descriptive program that covered well what HITRUST entails.

Private, Onsite Workshop at a large Health System, June 2017


Like the checklists in the CCSA class.

Great view of how all the different components of a security program relate to each other. The CCSA class did a good job of pulling the pieces together.

Wide range of topics covered. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.

Have a much better understanding if cybersecurity topics covered. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10

Instructor was able to relate the sometimes dry material to real life scenarios.

Instructor was energetic. Kept us engaged. Course book and reference materials provided were great.

Strong instructor. Knowledgeable, and covered topics well. Overall rating of course: 9. Overall rating of instructor: 10.

Ali did a great job presenting the material. Great compliance information.

Great overview. Fit my needs perfectly! Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Ali’s passion for cybersecurity comes out during his delivery. The passion encourages participation and learning. Ali is very open to questions and dialog that makes the subject material yours.

The CCSA Program was organized and concise. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.

Good high level overview. Ali is very engaging and knowledgeable. I have no doubt about his mastery of the topics and it shows. Overall rating of course: 9. Overall rating of instructor: 10.

Very good and informative. I enjoyed the course and presentation.

Strength of the course included instructor knowledge and the reference book. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.

Much better course than others I have taken. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.

Private, On-Site CCSA Class Evaluation, June 2017

The CCSA Program provided a great governance strategy review of the cybersecurity framework. Within my executive role and planning with our Board of Directors, the information delivered was invaluable! This will enable us to move forward with our cybersecurity plan. The strength of the course included: checklists and the NIST CSF review.
Lori Beeby
Community Hospital

The CCSA Program content was clear and concise. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. I would highly recommend this class for anyone involved in cybersecurity program development and maintenance.
Nita Bowers
The Training Place

Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.
Debbie Tidmore
UnityPoint Health

Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.
Laurie Sullivan
Qunicy Medical Group

Good overall coverage of security planning and thought process.
John Boualavong
Quincy Medical Group

Great detailed information.
Derek Sailors
Community Hospital

Clear communication, knowledge and explanation of slide-to-test ratio. “Overall rating of course: 9.5. Overall rating of instructor: 9.5. Enjoying class. Good information. Very relevant to current role.
Michael Lane
UnityPoint Health

Interactive and informative course. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.
Matthew Dee
Rise Services

The course definitely helps me prepare for my tasks in the near future. The instructor was very clear in his explanation. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10. I definitely will take similar courses with ecfirst. Instructor was knowledgeable and friendly.
Mao Nuon
Akili Interactive

Instructor was very prepared for the course. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.
Tom Barker

Very easy to understand. Well organized with real world intelligence. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10. While the material is complicated, the course book, and instructor’s passionate presentation not only made it easy to understand, but an enjoyable and fun experience.
Dan Schmidt
KMBS

Course brings the concepts and terminology together. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9. Great to meet a practicing instructor who is an industry recognized SME.
Abhu Bhattacharya
KMBS

The strength of the CCSA course was the outline and explanation of the NIST framework, as well as implementation of a cybersecurity program. Small class size with great dialogue. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9. The CCSA course opened my eyes to different cybersecurity frameworks, as well as talk track I should be having with clients on how our services are helping customers get from their current profile to the target cyber profile.
Brennan Allen
All Covered

The CCSA Program was outstanding on every level. Overall rating of Course: 10; Overall rating of Instructor: 10. Strength of the Course: All of it.
Bob Acosta
KMBS

The CCSA course provides a blend of overview with appropriate drill downs. Overall rating of Course: 10; Overall rating of Instructor: 10.
Chris Elmore
All Covered

Very informative course. Overall rating of Course: 10; Overall rating of Instructor: 10.
Ezekial Keator
P-M-S

Excellent course. Overall rating of Course: 10; Overall rating of Instructor: 10.
Ron Gillis
Konica Minolta

Great course! Lots of useful information presented in a concise and relevant manner. Overall rating of Course: 10; Overall rating of Instructor: 10. Strength of the Course: Engaging presentation style. Real world examples, not just reading from slides. Lots packed into session.
Peter Coronado
Conceptual MindWorks

Ali does a great job covering all the topics. Excellent course! Overall rating of Course: 10; Overall rating of Instructor: 10. Strength of the Course: All around great course.
Jorge Gomez
HistoryMaker Homes

Overall rating of Course: 10; Overall rating of Instructor: 10. Strength of the Course: Broad, yet concise.
Lakai Collins
Verizon

The CCSA℠ Program was exceptional. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. The course content is exceptional. Ali is an extraordinary presenter. I was motivated, empowered and equipped to develop and enhance a comprehensive cybersecurity program.
Elsa Zavala
Citizens Business Bank

The breakdown of the cybersecurity framework was the strength of the CCSA℠ course. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Thank you for a great class.
CCSA℠ Program Attendee, Ontario, California

Topics were relevant, tangible, to my responsibilities. Further enhance my understanding.
CCSA℠ Program Attendee, Ontario, California

Excellent course. Overall rating of Course: 10; Overall rating of Instructor: 10.
Ron Gillis
Konica Minolta

Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.
Fabiola Rios
Citizens Business Bank

The strength of the course was that information provided was coupled with examples of how to implement the program. The CCSA℠ Program was very informative.
CCSA℠ Program Attendee, Ontario, California

It was really good overall. Great job. Able to understand concepts clearly. Overall rating of course: 9. Overall rating of instructor: 10.
CCSA℠ Program Attendee, Ontario, California

The strength of the course was the instructor’s knowledge. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.
Debra Hite
Citizens Business Bank

Very informative. Simplified information. Nice checklists and examples. The class was informative and provided real world examples. It was presented in a fun and simplified manner.
Brent Holmes
Citizens Business Bank

The strength of the CCSA℠ Program is that it made a very large and complex area into an understandable format. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Thank you so much. This was a wonderful course. The instructor was very prepared for the course.
Peter Csaba
Citizens Business Bank

Orlando, FL

The strength of the CCSA℠ Program was it provided a clear picture of what is required in a cybersecurity plan and associated requirements. Overall rating of the course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Instructor was very prepared for the CCSA℠ Program. This was a very complete overview of the elements of a cybersecurity framework, creating a plan, and the associated requirements.
Harry Anderson
Konica Minolta

Great content, and checklists. The instructor lives and breathes this! Overall rating of instructor: 10.
Tim Coker
All Covered

Strength of the course was walking thru a framework to establish a cybersecurity program. Overall rating of the course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Course provided a fantastic foundation to engage an enterprise environment, regarding establishing their cybersecurity program.
Jaime Verva
All Covered

Strong content. Great communication. Overall rating of the course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.
Joseph Harris
Vizient

I enjoyed increasing my technical knowledge in this important area. I cannot wait to apply what I have learned. I will continue to build on my knowledge based on a careful review of the course content. Overall rating of the course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. CCSA℠ Program has a structured communication and content.
Ken Boyer
Konica Minolta

Very detailed explanation about building and managing a cybersecurity program. Overall rating of the course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Excellent program.
Tracy Wood
Konica Minolta

Material was well organized and presented in a methodical manner. Overall rating of the course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.
Mary Nickle
TerraCom Direct

Best class I have ever taken at Konica Minolta! Instructor was very prepared for the CCSA℠ Program. Overall rating of the course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. The strength of the program is that it beautifully covers the area of cybersecurity. The course made a complex area logical and simple. Provides me with ability to qualify questions to assess my clients. I am now able to articulate to all stakeholders in the corporate office why this program will be important to them – CEO, Legal, Compliance, BioEngineering, CIO, CISO, CTO, Privacy Officer, even HR.
Katherine Finley
Konica Minolta

Los Angeles, NV

Being a former Sales Educator, I know first hand how challenging it can be to hold the attention of an audience when teaching. This is especially true when the information is technical and possibly arcane to some in your class. Ali Pabrai performs this very difficult task with great ease, command, and enthusiasm. It makes the learning experience not just fun but effective. Great Job Ali!
Clif Magee
Engagement Team Manager, Los Angeles Market
Konica Minolta Business Solutions

Course Strengths: Presentation Material of the CCSA℠ course.
Grace Parker
Parsons Corporation

Course Rating: 10, Instructor Rating: 10
Howard Blober
Full Spectrum Assess

Comprehensive yet moved quickly Course Rating: 10, Instructor Rating: 10
Margaret Ayala
Los Angeles County

Checklist, documents, and resources provided, knowledgeable instructor. Course Rating: 10, Instructor Rating: 10
Derek Christopher
Hines and Associates

Well organized, practical study very useful.
Sungih Ahu

A+ Course. Rating: 10 Instructor Rating: 10
Connie Seal
Deep Run Security

Good overall review of NIST CSF Framework. Instructor Rating: 10
David Sanner
Cisco

Subjects covered were very well presented. Course Strengths: Outline in all areas and checklists. Course Rating: 10, Instructor Rating: 10
Eugene Fry
Scryptinc

I believe the information was clearly presented. Course Strengths: Updated information and knowledge of teacher. Course Rating: 10, Instructor Rating: 10
Karen Figueroa
Evangelical Covenant

Instructor has a high knowledge of subject and passes that info with enthusiasm Course Rating: 10, Instructor
Rating: 10
Andrew Parleto

Course Rating: 10, Instructor Rating: 10
Ali Mirshafii
KMBS

Solid Introduction to Cyber Security. Course Rating: 10, Instructor Rating: 10
Bryan Taylor
All Covered

Solid Introduction to Cyber Security. Course Rating: 10, Instructor Rating: 10
Bryan Taylor
All Covered

Interactive program with examples. Course Rating: 10, Instructor Rating: 10
Drew Catalpo
All Covered

Great pace, good information that is relevant. Course Rating: 10, Instructor Rating: 10
Richard Richison
All Covered

Washington, DC


Wow! Great instructor/presenter! CCSA℠ is a terrific course.

Very informative. Kept if fun and interesting

Helps us to build and validate the security program for the enterprise. Overall rating of course and instructor: 10. Anca Banciu
Montefiore Health System

Good materials and checklist for cyber security.

Ali Pabrai is a great instructor! Did a phenomenal job in presenting material for the CCSA℠ program in such a short amount of time. Overall rating of course and instructor: 10. Great instructor. Great resources. Angela Simmons
Total Medical Compliance

Very informative and kept it fun and interesting. Overall rating of course and instructor: 10. The organization of slides and data within the slides were strength of the course.

Informed instructor. Overall rating of course and instructor: 10. Terri Durst
Southwest Diagnostic Imaging

Good overview with detail backup for future reference. Charles Rivers
SDI

The strengths of the course were content, checklists, and comprehensive review of policy standards. Overall rating of course and instructor: 10. Patrick Cross
Memorial Health

Clear to follow. Thoroughly outlined. Overall rating of course and instructor: 10. Thank you for a very clear explanation of a complicated area. Judith D. Thompson
Esq., Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office

The strengths of the course included content, materials, presenter/instructor, and the participants’ background and expertise. Mr. Pabrai provided an excellent environment for participants to contribute experiences and input to the topics covered. Mr. Pabrai demonstrated complete knowledge of subject matter. I will recommend participation in future courses.Rafael Diaz
Clinicas del Camino Real, Inc.

The instructor was very prepared for the course. The strengths of the course included details, full of information and easy to follow along. Being new to the field Ali Pabrai made it fun, interesting and easy to understand the content. Overall rating of course and instructor: 10. I am very satisfied with the overall presentation and the information provided.Timothy Olson
Southwest Health System

The strength of the course was the wide coverage of topics. Denis Burns
FSU College of Medicine

Dynamic speaker and able to deliver technical content in an easy to understand manner. Overall rating of course and instructor: 10. Instructor Ali Pabrai was extremely knowledgeable and effective at teaching the CCSA℠ material. I thoroughly enjoyed this course.Lisa Jackel
Goodwill of the Finger Lakes, Inc.

The checklists and content that can be easily implemented into processes – were the strengths of the course. Jessica James
Amedisys, Inc.

Course was thorough and included good materials. Very good course. Very thorough information provided. Class interaction was very important.Andrei Dumitrescu
State of Tennessee

Instructor was able to explore any topic in greater detail. Overall rating of course and instructor: 10.Randy Overmyer
Goodwill of the Finger Lakes, Inc.

Instructor was absolutely prepared for the CCSA℠ course. Given time available everything was great. Overall rating of course and instructor: 10. Ali Pabrai’s passion and energy about security is infectious. No matter how many times I attend a class or presentation with Ali, I learn something new.Jay Falck
Unicorn Computingn

CCSA℠ Program, Dec 2016



Great presentation. I very much enjoyed the day. Now if only I can pass the exam! Over rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Instructor hit all topics well. Strength of course was the great exchange.Steve Lewis EVP & COO
StoAmigo

Foundation information to prepare an effective cybersecurity program was a strength of the CCSA℠ course. Over rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.William Evans, CIO
CSVS

Strength of the course was its comprehensive and general application across industries. Over rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.Brett Peters, Regional Manager
Konica Minolta

Strength of the course was the higher level of knowledge of cyber security.Kari Orrender, Regional Manager
Konica Minolta

Very clear! Detailed! Pulled the CHP and CSCS courses together. Over rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.Stephanie Benoit-Kurtz, VP
Link Technologies

I have taken ecfirst courses before, and I returned due to the thorough and lively information. Over rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. The checklists and discussions were the strengths of the course. Michael O’Hara
MedSec Privacy

Ali Pabrai was masterful. He allowed us to bring up most topical recent events in the media. Over rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. ecfirst is a top-notch training organization. The materials and the CCSA℠ program are fantastic. Rick Kingsbury
Konica Minolta

The application of cyber security practices in the real world were a strength of the CCSA℠ program. Over rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Ali Pabrai is a wealth of information. He is adept at explaining complex issues in a simplistic manner. Kevin Roth
Konica Minolta

The cyber security checklists and workflows that were outlined seem like they will be very helpful. Over rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Ali Pabrai is a very engaging instructor who brought life to a rather mundane topic. I appreciate the knowledge and experience that he brought to the class. I look forward to working with him in the future. James Trewin, Sr. VP, Information Services
CHMB

Great overview of NIST CSF and related information. Spirited discussion with classmates. Overall rating of instructor: 10. The CCSA℠ Program instructor-led class is a very informative introductory class to cyber security. Would recommend for anyone involved in or concerned with their cyber security posture would take the certification training. Ian Maurer, Sr. VP of Technology
CHMB

Applicable knowledge and detailed information that is usable and well organized were the strngths of the CCSA℠ program. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Student, Las Vegas CCSA℠ Program

CCSA℠ Program, Oct 2016



We have been heavily involved in HIPAA Security for several years. The CCSA℠ program is a terrific course to understand HIPAA Security and the cyber security framework. We learned how to expand the framework into what we are already doing. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Very good high-level coverage! Charity Sharpe
Unity Point Health

Enjoyed all of the discussions with Ali and his input. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Great course. Amazing instructor. One of the best training classes I have attended. Karen Durbin

Loved the real life examples in the course. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Very informative. I understand a lot more than I did before. Kris Laidley

The strength of the course was the format of the instruction given and the style of the presentation. Encouragement of class participation was great. I really enjoyed the class. I learned a lot about cyber security. Overall rating of instructor: 10. I walked away with some practical applications. Beth Manley
Iowa State Association of Counties

Tied all the information on cyber security together! Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Great enthusiasm. Terrific way to learn about IT and cyber security. Lorna Waggoner

Tied everything together for me from CHP and CSCS classes. Overall rating of course: 9. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Deb Lang

Good overview from a high-level perspective. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Roy Hansen

The CCSA℠ book and the powerpoint presentation were the strengths of the program. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Heather Burke

Strength of the CCSA℠ course were the examples presented by the instructor. Ali is an excellent instructor with good personality and examples shared. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Stephanie Toms

Was great to see all the cyber security information presented, pulled together at the end! Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Annjonette Mimi Hart
Unity Point Health

The many side stories shared on cyber security that relate to ways to converse with security with clients – were a strength of the CCSA℠ Program. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Fritz Craiger

The many side stories shared on cyber security that relate to ways to converse with security with clients – were a strength of the CCSA℠ Program. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Fritz Craiger

Very effective presentation delivered in the CCSA℠ Program. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Rob Blue
Unity Point Health

The manual, powerpoint, and the instructor were the strength of the CCSA℠ Program. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Adam Romo

CCSA℠ Program, April 2016



The instructor Ali Pabrai was superb! The entire CCSA℠ Program was extremely helpful. Full of valuable information. Overall rating of course and instructor: 10. Ali Pabrai is extremely knowledgeable in cyber security. He made the class and information come across in a very comprehensive manner. Superb course & trainer! Recommended! Eloy Escamilla
Knapp Medical Center

Great instructor with patience in teaching and guiding the course in an understandable manner. Juan Alvarado
Prime Healthcare

Enjoyed the CCSA℠ class. Learned a lot. Instructor was very engaging. Overall rating of course and instructor: 10. Instructor kept the course interesting. Instructor engaged class with lots of questions and responses to keep students involved. Stephanie Scere
Monroe Hospital

Interactive presentation. Instructor was prepared for the program. Soumya Lingareddy
Dallas Medical Center

Strength of course was the vast knowledge delivered. Overall course and instructor rating: 10. I really learned a lot on how to go back and evaluate our systems. How secure are we? How can we better protect ourselves? Was covered well in the program. Deborah Lesher
Providence Medical Center

Ali Pabrai is an excellent instructor. Very knowledgeable in all areas of security. Overall rating course and instructor: 10. Very good information covered. Joy Patton
Prime Healthcare

Overall rating of course and instructor: 10. Great speaker CCSA℠ Attendee
Dallas Regional Medical Center

Great instructor. Overall rating of course and instructor: 10. Joel Leal
Harlingen Medical Center

Hit on all important cyber security topics. Covered a lot of information in a short time. Very thorough and efficiently delivered. Rating of instructor: 10. Mike Gaglianone
Prime Healthcare

Ali Pabrai was very knowledgeable and delivered information in a great way. Good materials. Instructor was very prepared. Robert Gates
Prime Healthcare

The energy that Ali Pabrai maintained helped me stay engaged in the material covered. Much appreciated! Overall rating of course and instructor: 10. Structure of presentation made content easier to learn. Joe Wood
Prime Healthcare

Ali Pabrai is a wealth of knowledge and full of energy and passion for security. Enjoyed Ali’s CCSA℠ class. Overall rating of course and instructor: 10. Very concise and informative program. Uma Mahesh
Prime Healthcare

Excellent course book and materials. Overall rating of course and instructor: 10. Excellent program! A very knowledgeable instructor!! Provided a roadmap to develop a Cyber Security Plan. Thank you! Peggy Assessor
Lake Huron Medical Center

Overall rating of course and instructor: 10. Very informative. Look forward to another class. Strength of the course was the powerpoint presentation. Pabrai the instructor was very active in delivering. Attendee
CCSA℠ Program, Dallas, Texas

Major Clients

We are very satisfied with your thoroughness and have made a number of policy adjustments as a result of the findings. We look forward to a continuing relationship and would highly recommend ecfirst.
LEE PAYNE
Director of Healthcare Services
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.

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
Srcg Ops – Business Technology

I first learned about ecfirst through a detailed online search of providers in the healthcare certification space, specifically HIPAA and technology security related programs for my company. I quickly learned two things that was not immediately available online. First, the detailed nature of the testing met my criteria to ensure this is not a ‘check the box activity’ but rather one that ensured adoption and internalization of knowledge. Second, I found the secondary businesses units that can provide compliance as a service. I purchased a penetration test and had one of our applications certified ‘HIPAA Complaint” and feel that both items added fantastic value to my organization.
John Cruz
Chief Executive Officer
Prove It!

Prime Healthcare and its network of 14 hospitals in Southern California are excited to have exclusively selected ecfirst, home of the HIPAA Academy, to address HIPAA and HITECH regulatory compliance mandates. The engagement is based on the ecfirst Managed Compliance Services Program which is a complete end-to-end comprehensive compliance solution that addresses risk analysis, technical vulnerability assessment, policy development, social engineering, business impact analysis, creation of a disaster recovery plan, as well as on-demand remediation services for risk management (corrective action plan). Prime Healthcare is excited to have partnered with an organization – ecfirst – that is recognized in the healthcare industry and with business associates internationally, as a leader devoted to enabling health systems to continually meet information privacy and security regulatory requirements.
Prime Healthcare
Corporate Marketing

As a long-time customer of All Covered, a business unit of Konica Minolta, who manages my company IT infrastructure, my firm first reached out to determine if they knew of a party to help with an Information Security Risk and Vulnerability Assessment. I was pleasantly surprised to know that All Covered has a strategic partnership with ecfirst. This eased my mind immediately because I knew that any successful assessment and subsequent actions would require collaboration from multiple parties.

Since the beginning, my experience with ecfirst has been outstanding. I spent the most time with the professional responsible for the Risk Assessment. He was outstanding every step of the way. Unlike other company services which encompass an assessment only, ecfirst offered a package of services which did not stop with the assessments and instead began the groundwork for a solid set of policies and procedures which I could then review and amend with the particular information that only I would know about my company processes. Many questions came up during this part of the project, and ecfirst was beyond responsive and answered every question as thoroughly as I could ever imagine.

I am very grateful for the services ecfirst has offered and very fortunate to have this partnership between ecfirst and All Covered/Konica Minolta available.

I would recommend ecfirst for information security services.

An Existing All Covered Client in Southern California
August 2015

As a leader in consumer-driven healthcare account administration of HSA, HRA, FSA, and VEBA, and with health exchanges, HealthEquity is very sensitive to the PHI it manages. HealthEquity selected ecfirst to partner with for an independent, third-party review of our compliance with HIPAA and HITECH mandates. We found that ecfirst provided exceptional value for the work they delivered. The staff members were easy to work with. Their insight and guidance has enabled our organization to be better positioned to address compliance requirements. We highly recommend ecfirst and look forward to working with them again in the near future.
Eric Sorenson
Information Security Officer
HealthEquity

CHA™

“A lot of information covered. Appreciated. Overall rating of the Course: 8. Overall rating of the Instructor: 9.”
Jason Folks
WageWorks

“Very comprehensive always. This course was very good. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Aaron Fraser
WageWorks

“Quality of presentation is the greatest strength. Had a great experience and Lorna has a great personality and managed a class very well! Overall rating of the Course: 9. Overall rating of the Instructor: 9.”
Rob Royse
St. Louis County

“I found the training very useful. I was not very aware of HIPAA. After the training, I can say that I can help our company to practice the policies and rules strictly. Overall, CHA™ Program was very useful and entertaining as well. Program provides a deep understanding of what is HIPAA, and best practices to comply with it. Course rating: 10. Instructor rating: 10.”
Jan Christopher Larin
Visaya KPO

“CHA™ training has enlightened me with basic understanding of HIPAA law. Detailed and experienced speaker with terrific understanding of HIPAA.”
Paul Michael Santiago
Visaya KPO

“Each topic in the CHA™ Program was properly presented and very well explained. Course rating: 10. Instructor rating: 10.”
Melchisedec Eborde
Visaya KPO

“Great manual for the CHA™ Program. Great explanation, and terrific instructor/trainer. A very enlightening session. Details of the general things I know were discussed and questions in my mind were answered. The trainer was knowledgeable and able to answer our queries.”
Jan Michael Lim
Visaya KPO

“This course provided an excellent opportunity to test my knowledge of HIPAA. The quizzes were thought provoking and Lorna was very personable and knowledgeable. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants a basic to intermediate understanding of HIPAA whether you are a covered entity, business associate or subcontractor.”
Edward Dailo
Second Image National

“The class is a great learning tool having little to no prior experience with HIPAA. The examples are helpful in understanding how the complex requirements apply to real life situations.”
Stephanie Chin
Box, Inc.

“Mr. Pabrai has been extremely flexible and has accommodated all of our requests to deliver a very successful session at Coimbatore. We are happy we got a chance to work with the best! We definitely had a great value add and I’m sure we will continue to work with him for trainings in the future.”
Nandhini P.
Payoda Technologies

“The strengths of the course included a detailed explanation of the HIPAA rules, applications and implications. The course will help me leverage HIPAA and all of its related content in a far better way so that Payoda is compliant in all of its operations.”
S. Vijayakumar
Payoda Technologies

“The training material and the confidence level of the instructor were the strengths of the course. The whole training program was an absolute eye opener on HIPAA. As an organization trying to USA healthcare domain, this course was very much needed by Payoda. It was very well delivered by Mr. Pabrai. Thanks to The HIPAA Academy and Payoda.”
Sujana Arul Selvi
Payoda Technologies

“The clarity and detailed information on key topics of HIPAA were the strengths of the course. The course was very useful in getting knowledge of HIPAA and other related key topics.”
Kirubha Chinaa Gounder
Payoda Technologies

“Mr. Pabrai’s training was excellent. I got insight into how to use HIPAA compliance in our products and services. The strength of the course was the knowledge of HIPAA acquired with practical application to Payoda."
Vaskar Mistri
Payoda Technologies

“The instructor spent the time well for training us about HIPAA. The course covered everything related to HIPAA. Repetition of key topics helped us know more and better understand HIPAA. Overall, the instructor covered every aspect of HIPAA.”
Prabhakar D.
Payoda Technologies

“It was great knowledge to understand HIPAA as part of the work we do. It has helped me to know the USA healthcare industry. Better understand how patient data is managed and governed. Got a good understanding of the HIPAA regulation.”
Bharath K.
Payoda Technologies

“Trainer, materials, presentations, and examples provided were a strength of the training provided. Training was very helpful to understand HIPAA from ground zero. The instructor was good in articulating many scenarios in a simple language and terminology.”
Harish Kashyup
Payoda Technologies

“Lorna built great rapport with our group and moved us quickly through material, but with key stories and illustrations to make it understandable. She has a great sense of humor and is very knowledgeable. I feel I have a good grasp of HIPAA compliance requirements after taking this class.”
Lisa Rolfs
Konica Minolta

“Lorna is very prepared and experienced. It’s a lot of information to cover in 2 days, but I feel the information was detailed and simplified enough to help me absorb it all. Thank you!”
Lynn Mohn
Arches Health Plan

"The instructor-led course was effective and covered all aspects of the HIPAA Final Rule well. Mr. Ali Pabrai came across as a very knowledgeable person on HIPAA and brought with him a wealth of implementation experience across various healthcare organizations. Course rating 10. Instructor rating 10! Effective instruction communication and the enthusiasm of the instructor were strengths of the CHA™ Program."
Dinesh Ganesan
Healthcare Consultant

"Very good job by the instructor. He was able to address all the queries from the participants in the class. I would like to thank the instructor for sharing his invaluable knowledge and experience. Course strengths included focused content and instructor communication."
Dr. Ram Deepak
Scope e-Knowledge

"Strength of the CHA™ Program included an overall understanding of HIPAA and the Privacy Rule, including key terminology."
Bibhudatta Mishra
Apollo Hospitals

"The CHA™ Program is really enriching and will help me get my organization to be more current on HIPAA compliance requirements. Up-to-date information and examples."
Praveen S.
Transcend India Pvt. Ltd.

"Mr. Ali Pabrai is an excellent trainer. he has in-depth knowledge and explains in the simplest language. His training has been so interesting that the entire day-long session was very captivating. The instructor was very well prepared."
Prasant Kumarkar
Scope e-Knowledge

"The CHA™ Program is a very useful session for anyone who is looking for in-depth information about HIPAA and the healthcare domain. Training materials and the knowledge of the instructor were the strengths of the program."
P. Saravanan
I-link Multitech Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

"Working with the biggest healthcare group in India, the CHA™ Program curriculum is going to help standardize the practices globally for our enterprise. The strength of the CHA Program is the coverage of the regulatory standards followed in the USA, which may be applicable to the Indian healthcare industry."
Surjyaku Das
Apollo Hospitals

"Very interactive and informative program, CHA™. Especially thank Mr. Ali Pabrai for providing deep insight on the HIPAA Privacy Rule."
Dr. Subhash Gundla
Vision 2K, Inc.

"CHA™ is a good program. Now have an understanding on the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule. Would recommend the CHA Program to my colleagues."
Sowmitra Deshmukh
Vision 2K, Inc.

"CHA™ has a very well laid out curriculum. Easy to understand without too much prior knowledge. The material was covered very systematically. The instructor was very effective. The course was informative and fun."
Veena Reddy Endula
Vision 2K, Inc.

"The CHA™ Program provided detailed insight into HIPAA and its impact. Very useful, informative course and definitely an impressive instructor."
Dr. Murali Mohan
Vision 2K, Inc.

"The CHA™ Program came across as a very interactive program with high energy from the instructor throughout the session."
Sunil Marampallay
Vision 2K, Inc.

"Mr. Pabrai has delivered an excellent program on HIPAA where I could gain maximum knowledge about HIPAA compliance. I thank him for delivering the CHA™ Program and to make the content understandable to me.”
Dr. B. Padmalatha
Vision 2K, Inc.

"CHA™ is a very well-organized program. Highly knowledgeable instructor in privacy and security and importance of following HIPAA."
P. Anil K. S. Moses
Vision 2K, Inc.

"Mr. Pabrai has presented the CHA™ Program in a very good manner. It has opened up ideas for us to re-organize and structure our work to ensure compliance."
G. Subramanya
Vision 2K, Inc.

CHP

“Structured knowledge is the strength of the course. Great course & instructor. Overall Rating of the Course: 10. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Basil Bakri
MatchMD

“Comprehensive HIPAA professional course. Enjoyed learning from Lorna. Much better than my self-taught online course. One of the best HIPAA training experiences I have attended. Overall Rating of the Course: 10. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Eric Woolridge
OHC Central

“Easy to follow with the Instructor led course. Overall Rating of the Course: 9. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 9.”
Phillip Bays
City of Austin

“Very detailed information. Overall Rating of the Course: 10. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Suzanne Pliska
The McGregor Clinic

“Overall Rating of the Course: 9. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 9.”
Brian Griffin
Springhill Medical Center

“Overall Rating of the Course: 10. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Marilyn Goodwin
Springhill Medical Centre

“Lots of information that I was really unaware of. Really great. Overall Rating of the Course: 10. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Samantha Siple
Bureau of Reclamation – PN Region

“Preparedness and flow of information are the course strength. Overall Rating of the Course: 10. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Daniel Olson
IHCRC

“Lorna’s mastery of the material was exceptional. Well done.”
Chris Newland
Pathways

“In-person review is the strength of the course. Overall Rating of the Course: 9. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 9.”
Anton Almqvist
Sythc

“Lorna’s training was a great refresher and triggered a few take-aways for me.”
Rob Ressmann
“Very knowledgeable! Explanation of maturity of all security laws and standards are the strength of the course. Aware of final HIPAA rules now. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Aaron Kelly
CareSource

“Strength of the course is gives me “why” of why we have HIPAA the Importance & what can happen if not followed.”
Natlie Moon-Storer
CareSource

“Good. Details information. Overall rating of the Course: 9.”
Beth Weidner
CareSource

“Well prepared. Book & materials are strength of the course. Overall rating of the Course: 9. Overall rating of the Instructor: 9.”
“Course strength is blending HIPAA regulation with security. Overall rating of the Course: 9. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
“Great Speaker. The right amount of “Fun” added to keep interest. Lorna is great and very engaging. I enjoyed personal stories that aided in understanding the material. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Regina Dillon
CareSource

“Instructor / Examples / Pace / Detail are the course strength. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
James Dillon Carson
CareSource

“Very Knowledgeable instructor. Great speaker. Great course! I wish all of CareSource could take this training! Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Searsa Johnson
CareSource

“Instructor is very relatable, makes the dry subject seem interesting, I feel everyone in our company should be required to take this class! Overall rating of the Course: 9. Overall rating of the Instructor: 9.”
Betsy Epperson
CareSource

“Entertaining & broad. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Dan Wilkins
CareSource

“Great presenter. Lorna always does a great job keeping the topic interesting. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Chris Harlow
CareSource

“I had a good understand. Helped to tie it all together. Good examples provided to demonstrate the topics. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Angi Moots
CareSource

“Pace & detail were appropriate. Great examples. Overall rating of the Course: 9. Overall rating of the Instructor: 9.”
Robert Leik
CareSource

“Good examples. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Steve Binder
CareSource

“Keeping attention & clarity of course are the greatest strength. Overall rating of the Course: 9. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Joseph Waits
CareSource

“Great overview, examples shared help reinforce information. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Tammy Crawford
CareSource

“Many good & realistic examples throughout the lecture. Overall rating of the Course: 9. Overall rating of the Instructor: 9.”
Lisa Spatz
CareSource

“I feel I have a better understanding of HIPAA after the class. Great presentation. The real-world examples make the topic easy to understand and bring the topic close to home. Overall rating of the Instructor: 9.”
“Instructor was very well versed in subject matter. Very informative. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Darin Hurst
CareSource

“Lorna made the course interesting with her real-life examples. Overall rating of the Course: 9. Overall rating of the Instructor: 9.”
Marrisa Foudray
CareSource

“Numerous examples, antidotes to enhance audience understanding. Great speaker. Very knowledgeable, good pace really liked the binder received. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Sherri Kist
CareSource

“Experience of instructor, quality of manual and related slides and greatest strength. Overall rating of the Course: 9. Overall rating of the Instructor: 9.”
Robert Hunt
CareSource

“Very informative. Nice to have binder material. Great info and presentation. Presenter very professional & very knowledgeable. Overall rating of the Course: 9. Overall rating of the Instructor: 9.”
Dustina Schroder
CareSource

“Depth of material is the greatest strength. Attending this course provided me a thorough understanding of HIPAA. I previously had only annual training on this topic. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Jordan Jahn
CareSource

“Instructor was conversational & entertaining. Great notes, great resources to review later. My intention was to take back learnings to my team. I think I’ll bring some stories, commercial for appropriate safeguards. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Jennifer Meyer
CareSource

“Well prepared. Understandable information. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Amber Chappelow
CareSource

“Very thorough. Well organized. Understandable. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Kristina Harold
CareSource

“Excellent presentation & written materials. Lorna’s humor is the greatest strength. Well organized. Understandable. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Barb Lahmann
CareSource

“More interaction. Subject matter.”
Craig Ruse
CareSource

“Very well prepared. Great presenter. Related stories and examples are strength of the course. Lorna made this topic very interesting. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Gail Broome
CareSource

“Wonderful progression of information. Real world application/examples help to provide clear understanding of information. History was beneficial & handouts were wonderful. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Jessica Rowland
CareSource

“Very prepared & knowledgeable instructor. Lorna’s delivery of information was interesting and explored analogies to make the topic discussion enjoyable. Overall rating of the Course: 9. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Elizabeth (Lisa) Stokely
CareSource

“Robust use of examples are greatest strength. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
S. Michelle Phillips
CareSource

“Took a very complex topic and condensed it to give a good comprehensive overview. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
CareSource
“Presenter, Handbook & speaker knowledge are the greatest strength. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Sandra Spencer
CareSource

“Strength of the course are presentation, binder/handouts & speaker knowledge. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Christy Walters
CareSource

“Strength of the course is giving “Why’s. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Julieanne Jenkins
CareSource

“Excellent info with examples & stories by presenter. Very effective in helping to explain info! Great training. I was triggered by presentation for great ideas to use when training in my department. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Wendy Hoffman
CareSource

“Have a greater understanding of the bigger picture of HIPAA/Security in workplace. Also, as employee to be aware of vulnerabilities and individual responsibility to address HIPAA. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
DaVonna Hornback
CareSource

“Lorna’s knowledge and the way she presented examples was great. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Mary Eileen Lechleitner
CareSource

“Good presentation. Held audience attention. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Peggy Beat
CareSource

“Great examples that went along with definitions. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
LaDawn Manning
CareSource

“Strong course. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Megan Thompson
CareSource

“Very detailed about the laws and what the specification are.”
Sheila Thompson
CareSource

“Very knowledgeable. Instructor’s experience is the greatest strength. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Stacie Conklin
CareSource

“Nice handouts. Understood about business associations as related to HIPAA. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Vicki Hornbeck
CareSource

“Quality of presentation is the greatest strength. Had a great experience and Lorna has a great personality and managed a class very well! Overall rating of the Course: 9. Overall rating of the Instructor: 9.”
Rob Royse
St. Louis County

“Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Mary Munson
Woodlands BHN

“Interactive course. Delivered personal stories & experiences. Overall rating of the Course: 9. Overall rating of the Instructor: 9.”
Patricia Perry
HCSC

“Makes me understand how important it is to be HIPAA Compliant. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Anthony Gresham
IHCRC

“Well Prepared. Overall rating of the Course: 9. Overall rating of the Instructor: 9.”
Tracey Renaud
Derick Dermatology

“She was very funny and kept it interesting. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Kellie Clinton
Trustmark

“Lorna made the class so interesting with various scenarios. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Sheela Suresh
Joint Commission

“Detailed and timely presentation. It was great class. Lorna did an excellent job of making a topic that is very interesting and comical when appropriate. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Theresa Wacker
Cytek

“Lorna is fantastic! She made HIPAA fun. I would recommend this class to anyone that is looking to become a certified HIPAA professional. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Autumn Twidwell
Scott AFB, IL
Dental Clinic Records & Administration

“Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10”
. Oai Huynh
RevenueWell Systems

“Mrs. Waggoner did an outstanding job. Lots of good info and she gave good examples/stories to support bullets. She made the course easy. I enjoyed taking this course. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Juan Busanet
Brooke Army Medical Center

“Great reminder on topics that I have been taken previously. Very comprehensive. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Tom Streeter
HCIM

“Ease of understanding the material being presented. Overall rating of the Course: 8. Overall rating of the Instructor: 8.”
Ann Hart
Woodlands BHN

“Content was clear. Easy to understand and the instructor kept me motivated, amuzed while learning more of a topic that I thought I knew for a decade. Loved the funny scenarios & stories. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Vanessa Jacobs
Integration Link, LLC

“Awesome. Overall rating of the Course: 9. Overall rating of the Instructor: 9.”
Gregg Cesario
HCSC

“She made it entertaining and used plenty of examples. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Rosio Zambrano
HCSC

“Clarified the rules and regulations for HIPAA and made me realize the importance of securing ePHI. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Chris Burg
TechBox Inc.
“Instructor was well prepared. All topics and knowledge of the instructor were a great strength. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Rodney Larson
TechBox Inc.
“Effective teaching from a qualified person. Teaching a lot from an overview level while also being able to answer specific questions. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Jeremy Schrader
TechBox Inc.
“Indepth Information. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Isaac Wilson
TechBox Inc.
“A lot of areas covered. The instructor was great. Overall rating of the Instructor: 8.”
Pete Richards
TechBox Inc.
“Great presentation. Lots of info. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
John Zerkle
TechBox Inc.
“Having a knowledgeable instructor facilitating the course is the overall strength. Overall rating of the Course: 8. Overall rating of the Instructor: 9.”
Elinor Ferguson
MS Division of Medicaid
“Lorna is a great and energetic instructor. This is a lot of information. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Karson Luther
MS Division of Medicaid
“Lorna is a wonderful instructor! Her teaching style and experience is great strength. I feel I have a much better understanding of HIPAA requirements. Overall rating of the Course: 9. Overall rating of the Instructor: 9.”
Janie Simpson
MS Division of Medicaid
“Good presentation. Overall rating of the Course: 9. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Charles R. Terry
MS Division of Medicaid
“Making complex regulations understandable. Overall rating of the Course: 8. Overall rating of the Instructor: 8.”
Sheila Kearney
MS Division of Medicaid
“Thorough knowledge of instructor is the great strength. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
David Neil Dumas
MS Division of Medicaid
“Instructor well prepared. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Kimberly Sartin Holloway
MS Division of Medicaid
“Very thorough and well-prepared instructor. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Robert G. Anderson
MS Division of Medicaid
“The instructor was knowledgeable and very interactive. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Denita N. Smith
MS Division of Medicaid
“Real world explanations/examples provided made convoluted topics easier to understand and remember. This was my re-certification session and Lorna was just a dynamic as she was 3 years ago!! Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Beth Lo
Eden Autism
“Instructor was well prepared. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Peter C. Spratt
Yakima Valley Farm Worker's Clinic
“Great course. Very informative. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Michelle Henderson
Medcom Benefit Solutions
“Instructor was very knowledgeable and thorough. Delivered relevant information. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Traci Boon
ProCare Pain Solutions
“In-depth knowledge is the strength of the course. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Jeffrey McIntyre
MSDH
“Well prepared. Depth of coverage. Instructor did an outstanding job. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
James Meadows
Biomerieux
“Well organized topics. Interesting stories. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Connie Seal
Carson & Saint
“Goal flow; started at the top, describing HIPAA and diving into details. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Paul Kiely
Akili Interactive
“Overall Rating of the Course: 8. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Claudia Cook
State of Alaska, Department of Health & Social SVC
“The course is well layed out – stringing together the HIPAA puzzle pieces. Lorna is great and brought the ‘real life’ application of HIPAA. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Elisabeth Reid-Gonzalez
St. Rose Hospital
“The Instructor is very well prepared and explained the topics with real time examples. Overall Rating of the Course: 10. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Shahram Ghobadi
“Lorna has applied materials to examples which helps to remember. This course is great because it reminds us of certain details that are at times forgotten or uncommon. Overall Rating of the Course: 10. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Araceli Macias
Kern Health systems
“The Instructor and the contents are the strengths of the course. Overall Rating of the Course: 10. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Timothy Nekuza
Dental Health Services
“Very knowledgeable course. I learned more than what I expected. Thanks. Lorna was great. Overall Rating of the Course: 10. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Jeannifer Dominguez
St. Rose Hospital
“Easy to follow visual training and notes. Fantastic class and instructor. Very insightful into HIPAA. Overall Rating of the Course: 10. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 10.” Divyash Patel
MX 2 Technology. Inc
“Lorna’s experience and knowledge are excellent. The course contents are very refreshable. Overall Rating of the Course: 10. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Chris Nichols
Derick Dermatology
“The strength of the course is the contents that covers the scope of HIPAA. Overall Rating of the Course: 9. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 10.”
John Beuke
Printer Logic
“The course contents are in-depth, but told in an understandable way. Overall Rating of the Course: 9. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Ken Mickelson
Printer Logic
“Perfect mix of knowledge, fun and conversation. Overall Rating of the Course:9. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Dhara Shah
Student
“The Instructor covers all the contents with great example. Overall Rating of the Course: 8. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Laura E. Lahti
State of MI
“Strongly enforces on the process to implement & follow HIPAA in your organization. Overall Rating of the Course: 10. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Sajimon Alex
Kaisor Permanente
“Instructor’s presentation style and familiarity with course material is the greatest strength. Overall Rating of the Course: 10. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Leann Thompson
Mississippi Division of Medicaid
“Discussion/Examples Driven. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Chris Keim
Christopher B. Keim, PC
“Instructor was very much prepared for the course. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Neera Ohri
Kaiser Permanente
“Course had detailed explanation by examples which made it easier to understand. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Jack Kim
Prunso Technology
“Course had good, on-point stories and examples. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.”
Trevor Briede
Kaiser Permanente
“Instructor was prepared. Course was clear, concise and focused on the key elements. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.”
Dalita Isahakian
Kaiser Permanente
“Good introductory course. Lorna was funny and high energy. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Marta Kourliandtchik
GlobalMed
“Awesome knowledge source. Lorna was very prepared. Covered all the important points not only for an exam but also for real world else. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Nahom Tulu

“Clear and direct. Excellent examples. Encouragement of class participation. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Veronica Brown
Common Ground
“Instructor had thorough understanding. Documentation provided was through and a good future too. I enjoyed my experience and am leaving with more understanding of HIPAA and the importance of it. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.”
Catrina LaRocca
West Health Institute
“The workbooks are really helpful. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Tessa Wunder
ecfirst
“Good Information. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.”
Stephen Brown
University of Tennessee
“Lorna was very dynamic, engaging, & knowledgeable. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Sophia Preston
ecfirst
“Knowledgeable Instructor. Reference manual to refer back is the strength. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Lisa Barton
ecfirst
“Important historical content. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Glora Beckett
MS State Dept. of Health
“The information was very detailed for understanding HIPAA. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.”
Shanda Steele
PHL - MS State Dept. of Health
“Great Training – Just a lot of info to take in. Overall Rating of Course: 8. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.”
Christie Craft Berry
MS State Dept. of Health
“Detail. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
David Hall
MS State Dept. of Health
“Great book & resources. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Amanda White
MS State Dept. of Health
“The course was great! Would be nice test after each module. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Latrese Hossley Thomas
HFLC - MS State Dept. of Health
“Lorna was very prepared and knowledgeable. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Donna Etheridge
MS State Dept. of Health
“Knowledge of instructor is great strength. Class was very intensive. Overall Rating of Course: 8. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Degina Booker
MS State Dept. of Health
“Overall Rating of Course: 8. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Charlotte Holly
MS State Dept. of Health
“Lorna’s ability to use real life experiences. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Kendra Johnson
MS State Dept. of Health
“Received knowledge regarding HIPAA polices & guidelines. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Gloria Grant
MS State Dept. of Health
“Highly detailed specific information. Course was extensive and course handbook looks to be a good reference for future use. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.”
Mike Fuller
MS State Dept. of Health STD HIV
“Very interesting, loved stories that related to subject matter. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Jennifer Lawson
MS State Dept. of Health
“More knowledgeable about HIPAA in general. The class was fast but the instructor made it interesting. There was a lot of information to comprehend and retain in such a short period of time. Overall Rating of Course: 8. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Jeanette Johnson
MS State Dept. of Health
“The course provided everything we needed to know. Lorna was an enjoyable speaker. The class was very intensive. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Lashandria Hampton
MS State Dept. of Health - Health Planning
“Learned a lot more about HIPAA. The instructor and class was very prepared and organized. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
“Very good course, lots of information in short time. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.”
Teletha Johnson
MS State Dept. of Health
“Good information; Knowledgeable and engaging instructor; Great material. I wish there were more instructors like her. She was truly awesome. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10+5.”
Eva Thomas
MS State Dept. of Health
“Specific examples and excellent presentation. A good clear understanding of material and hearing some new information. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Toya Ford
MS State Dept. of Health, Child health services
“Very detailed. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.”
Kimberly Reese
MS State Dept. of Health
“The instructor was very knowledgeable about the material. She answered everyone questions. Funny and nice! Overall Rating of Course: 8. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.”
Kelli James
MS State Dept. of Health - HFLC
“Very interesting. Learned some things we were doing wrong then this class. Knowledgeable. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Michele Whitehead
MS State Dept. of Health
“This was very eye opening. Overall Rating of Course: 8. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.”
Sharlyne Vuyovich
MS State Dept. of Health
“Very knowledgeable and great guidelines. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Mary “Missy” Fisher
MS State Dept. of Health
“Knowledgeable instructor who kept class moving at a brisk pace yet presented information in a relatable manner. Overall Rating of Course: 8. Overall Rating of Instructor: 8.” “Goes beyond typical HIPAA background and adds a comprehensive depth to topic. Gained increased knowledge of HIPAA from varied perspectives. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Vickie Tucker
MS State Dept. of Health OTC
“I feel like most of my retenties was from Lorna makes the subject at the time into a story, it was a good way to learn. I do with the class could have been 2 ½ and 3 days. The last part seems rushed. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Chalise Whitehead
MS State Dept. of Health
“More resourceful regarding HIPAA rules/etc. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.”
Lois Moore
MS State Dept. of Health
“Thorough overview. This course is too many hours for each day. Adult learners do not absorb taught materials for 5-7 consecutive hours. Should be 4-5 hours/day over 2-4 days. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.”
Becky Shipp
MS State Dept. of Health
“Overall Rating of Course: 8. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10”
Antenikah Robbins
MS State Dept. of Health - HFLC
“Good instructor/good Material. Lorna was incredible! Very good presentation with very good mix of real world events along with great stories and illustrations! Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Lee Winborne
MS State Dept. of Health
“Very good Presenter would have enjoyed more if it was not rushed. Too much information for 2 days training need informative that office MSDH. There were things that I will not be able to use ever, like all the acronyms. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Kim Evans
MS State Dept. of Health
“Instructor was very knowledgeable. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Sharon Rouser
MS State Dept. of Health
“Fantastic Presenter. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Alisa Williams
MS State Dept. of Health
“Strength of the course is the book; reviewing what would be on the test; welcomed audience questions; practices tests. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.” “Good information. Overall Rating of Course: 8. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.” “Instructor knew information and got my attention with stories. Overall Rating of Course: 8. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Brieah Hudson
Oral Heath
“Overall Rating of Course: 8. Overall Rating of Instructor: 7.” “Very well prepared. The instructor was great – Stories were very helpful. Great Class, I learned a lot. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Ingrid Dave Williams
MS State Dept. of Health
“Lots of information did not know. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.” “Very intense course. Instructor well prepared. Overall Rating of Instructor: 8.”
Robbie Grant
“Informative. The Instructor is very knowledgeable.”
Xueynan Wang
MS State Dept. of Health
“The class was very informative. I learned a lot of information regarding HIPAA” Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Lisha Jones
MS State Dept. of Health
“Large amount of information in two days course. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Teresa Windham
MS State Dept. of Health
“Great course materials, informative instructor. Overall Rating of Course: 8. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Theresa Kittle
MS State Dept. of Health/WIC Program
“Informative. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.”
Linda Horne
MS State Dept. of Health/WIC Program
“Strength of the course is to prepare Department of Health Staff in the requirements of HIPAA. We can relate the training to our daily operations. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Stella Williams
MS State Dept. of Health
“Covers all practical areas of HIPAA. Overall Rating of Course: 8. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.”
Rebecca Henley
MS State Dept. of Health
“The indepth understanding of HIPAA. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Tiffany Johnson
MS State Dept. of Health
“Learning about Privacy and Security rule and learning the different codes. I enjoyed the class. I love how Mrs. Waggoner give examples & life stories pertaining to HIPAA. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Morgan Reed
TB Office
“Great information, delivery of content excellent and maybe needed another day to absorb information. Thanks! This training was excellent. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Beryl Polk
MS State Dept. of Health/WIC Program
“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
“In-depth presentation. Excellent introduction to HIPAA. A must for any CIO on CISO who is responsible for HIPAA data. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Shannon Michael Lawson
State of Alaska, CISO
“Covered history of HIPAA and HITECH. Good slides and written information per page. Overall Rating of Course: 8. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Grady Treston
State of Alaska
“Comprehensive approach in short time period. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.”
Paula Smedley
State of Alaska
“Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Michael Walker
Behavioral Health
“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
“Lorna’s enthusiasm is infectious. Overall Rating of Course: 8. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Tom Mangelsdorf
Wostmann & Assoc.
“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
“Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Michael Walker
Behavioral Health
“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
“Lorna’s enthusiasm is infectious. Overall Rating of Course: 8. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Tom Mangelsdorf
Wostmann & Assoc.
“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
“Strength of the course is real world understanding of HIPAA. Real world examples. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Michael Laconti
Konica Minolta
“Really detailed information. Great Resource book. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.”
Leighann Straughen
New Season-CMG LP
“Fast paced will a lot of info. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Bev Nicholson
Pathways of Idaho
“Extremely prepared. The overall course assisted me tremendously. Great class! Thank you Lorna! Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Johari Barber
Konica Minolta, Healthcare Americas, Inc.
“Overall Rating of Course: 8. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Kenna Cuomo
Catholic Charities
“Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Steve Calicutt
CenterPath Hospital
“Security manual is the strength of the course. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Neil Hall
Konica Minolta
“Instructor knew the subject & made it interesting. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Tracy Frye
Universal Mental Health
“Lorna was incredible. I appreciated her approach with stories and real life application. Brings all the aspects of HIPAA together in a nice compact bundle. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Leslie Cothren
Universal Mental Health
“Knowledgeable instructor. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Mary Schufreider
Caverlot
“Lorna was fully prepared. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.”
Malik Shehryaawan
“Instructor was very prepared. Knowledgeable, course material & reference cards are the strength of the course. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Christopher A. McWhite
Ashley Addiction Treatment
“The instructor’s ability to engage the class and help them retain the information. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Jacqueline Pontarelli
Labor First LLC
“Informative and relatable examples were used to cover content. Understood the administrative, physical & technical safeguards. Overall Rating of Course: 8. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.”
Jessica Nicol
Booz Allen Hamilton
“Analogies, real world examples & Jokes are the strength of the course. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Omar Dennis
Sedulous Consulting
“Great & fun class. Informative. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Thomas Strish
Sedulous Consulting
“Much better understanding of HIPAA. Appreciative. Immediately impact my roles & values. Overall Rating of Course: 8. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Peter Batura
KMBS
“Knowledgeable Instructor. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Karen Perry-Wenstrat
HIPAA Cratic
“Lorna was extremely knowledgeable on the covered topics. She was engaging and knew how to keep it entertaining. I’m so happy to attend this course. I thought I had a working knowledge of the HIPAA combined text coming into this course. I learned so much. Thank you Lorna! Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.”
Kelli Ogunlesi
HIPAAwise
“I already have my CHP, but after this class I have a way better understanding of CHP now. Lorna had excellent knowledge about CHP. Course gives and prepares us to meet the HIPAA compliance and to keep our info secured. Thank you Lorna! Overall Rating of Course: 8. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Dhilip Kumar Sivaraj
ecfirst
“Class was a comprehensive overview of HIPAA that allowed for questions and facilitated discussion between professionals at many backgrounds. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.”
Tahlia Brody
TLD Systems


“Complete review. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Camille Young
Modoc County Behavioral Health
“Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Ramiro Soto
Kaiser Permanente
“Depth of framework information is the strength of the course. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Rick Guetschow
Episource
“Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.”
Stephanie Kessler
RKL LLP
“Strength of the course is giving real life examples for each topic. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Vanessa Segay
Indian Health Service
“Instructor was amazing. Examples were really helpful. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Shaina Morris
Healthgrades
“Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Kien Trinh
NextGen Flex IT
“The depth of information and assistance in what is important to focus for exam and in practice. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.”
Rachelle S. Richardson
MS Division of Medicaid
“The instructor was very knowledgeable and able to answer questions. A very good class. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Joseph Loo
Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic
“Comprehensiveness was a strength of the course. I feel like I have a better understanding of the various complexities of HIPAA. Thank you for providing this training! Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Natalie Novello
Area Agency on Aging 1-B
“Ability to make all elements of the framework easier to understand was a strength of the course. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.”
Steve Ubiera
Healthgrades
“Lots of resources available and examples of topics. Lorna was wonderful and extremely knowledgeable. Open dialog discussion. Enjoyed my time in this course. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Wendy Todd
California Dept. of Corrections & Rehabilitation
“Actual examples of breaches is the strength of the course. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Michael Davidsen
Managed Care Systems
“Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Amar Manro
CHMA
“Covered HIPAA Accordingly. Recommended! Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Drake Marinca
RISE Services, Inc.
“Stories applicable to topic and funny. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Chuck Holmes
Modoc County
“Much deeper understanding. Rules, regulations, legislatives, compliance, and governance areas are the strength of the course. Great instructor, great course to learn about HIPAA. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.”
Lac Tran
Prime Healthcare
“Instructor is very knowledgeable and able to answer questions as well as make the information interesting. Exposure to a lot of information. Have a great security officer, so hopefully she is up to speed! Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Stephanie Faulkes
Mahaska Health Partnership
“Depth of material is the strength of the course. Grounded in Actual law (Federal Register). Lorna keeps rather boring and technical content interesting and engaging. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.”
Jay Wilson
Healthgrades
“Overall Training experience is good. I would like to have this kind of training in future as well. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”
Mohammad Nooruddin Ghouri
Optum Global Solutions
“Knowledge of instructor & completeness of instructor manual. Overall rating of course: 9. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”
Trisha Gardner
Cascade – City-County Health Dept.
“Covered a broad range of topics. I came to the course with limited HIPAA Compliance. Understanding & experience other than basic employee training. My expectation was to come and learn more detailed info to take back and apply to my organization. Overall rating of instructor: 8.”
Bruce Brown
US Army
“A ton of great content with great documentation to bring home. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”
Katherine Bellantoni
Gemrine Group
“Very informative, well organized. Information was clearly presented. Overall rating of course: 9. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”
Cheryl Chang
CHSi
“A lot of details. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”
Anantram Deopersaud
Jamaica Hospital
“Really clear outline with focus on meaningful detail & illustrative anecdotes. As a European Privacy Officer, I was almost totally inexperienced in US regulations. I feel now have a really good understanding of HIPAA Title II. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”
Nicholas Bertrand
Voluntis
“In-depth coverage of HIPAA. I would recommend the course to others & post it was very useful. Overall rating of course: 9. Overall rating of instructor: 9.”
Patrick Story
NECC
“Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”
Sami Boshut
JHMC
“Interactive. Overwhelming great. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”
Janell Smith
Comprehensive Health Service Inc
“The course material was easy to understand & was presented in the same manner. I was able to fill in the gaps in my knowledge. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”
Brandy Cunningham
Muscogee (Creek) - Nation Dept. of Health
“Understandable compared to ledger. Instructor was informative with many anecdotes keep us interested and better understand application of ideas. Overall rating of course: 9. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”
Micah Athy
Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
“Very personable & gave a lot of real life examples. I came in with zero knowledge of HIPAA so yes, but I learned a ton. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”
Eric Hansen
Normel Tech, LLC
“Great class. Looking forward to CSCS. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”
Joshua Burch
Normel Tech, LLC
“The small class size was good for open discussion and Lorna was very inviting of questions and clarification.”
Russ McGuire
Cerner Corporation


“Lorna is an awesome trainer and her depth of knowledge provides practical solutions to difficult requirements.”
Nita Bowers
The Training Place


“Great instructor for material.”
Cory Simmons
Wheelhouse IT


“Was a very thorough class and the instructor was great. I would recommend to anyone in the industry to take.”
Ryan Hockenga
Wheelhouse IT


“Very professional and enthusiastic.”
Melvin Ostlie
Community Hospital Connection


“Course was a very good balance between topics covered and conciseness. Learned everything about HIPAA that I was hoping for!”
David Delarosa
Menax


“Excellend presentation, quite informative & engaging.”
Kim Tendrich
FL Dept of Health


“Instructor is very knowledgeable. Kept the class interesting, provided scenarios to better explain topics and materials. Great course!”
Cecilia Lorenzo
Clini Sanitas


“Lorna Waggoner’s breadth of knowledge is truly impressive. She shined the light in the darkness to bring understanding!”
Elizabeth Brown
CTSI Outsourcing



CSCS™

“Much needed information to build a good cybersecurity program at my place of work. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Anthony Gresham
IHCRC


“Ali was great! Instructor was supremely knowledgeable about information presented. I had a great time participating in this course. Great job, ecfirst. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Juan Busanet
U.S Army / Brook Army Medical Centre


“The information provided was extremely up-to-date and thorough as it relates to cybersecurity across multiple industries. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Theresa Wacker
Cytek


“A tremendous amount of cyber information that I can apply immediately. The strength of the course is the volume of information on cybersecurity. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Tom Streeter
HCIM


“Great information on cybersecurity laws and standards. Overall rating of the Instructor: 9.”
Richard Clasen
MHC Memorial Hospital


“Strength of course: Ali Pabrai’s knowledge. Rating of CSCS™ course: 10. Rating of instructor: 10.”
Connie Seal
Carson & Saint


“Not having an IT background, I was afraid I would be lost in the material. Happily, many concepts were broken down in a very understandable way. I found the practical exam exercise helpful in remembering the ISO standards. Instructor was able to provide real world examples to make technical concepts relatable and memorable. Rating of CSCS™ course: 10. Rating of instructor: 10.”
Beth Lo
Eden Autism


“Instructor was prepared for the course. Rating of instructor: 10.”
Brian Shank
Centers Plan


“Strength of the CSCS™ course was the instructor’s level of knowledge. Rating of CSCS™ course: 10. Rating of instructor: 10.”
Jeffrey McIntyre
MSDH


“Instructor was very enthusiastic and made the class more interesting. It was a great overall discussion of all the standards and regulations including certifications that businesses have to comply with. Rating of CSCS™ course: 10. Rating of instructor: 10.”
Michael Carr
Beacon Health Options


“Learned a lot. Thank you! The strength of the CSCS™ course was the interaction with the instructor as well as the detailed presentation. Rating of CSCS™ course: 10. Rating of instructor: 10.”
Liz Garcia
Centers Plan


“Strength of the CSCS™ course was the instructor. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”
Jim Nation
Mobility Exchange


“The instructor was very prepared for the CSCS™ program. Great introduction to all things cybersecurity. I feel I am able to engage with my IT staff about related materials successfully. Rating of CSCS™ course: 9. Rating of instructor: 10.”
Kristen Joshnick
CCNV


“Strength of the CSCS™ course was the instructor experience and ease with which information was provided. Made a complex topic more understandable. The CSCS™ course material covered a breadth of information with depth. Not just any instructor could make it easy to digest. The CSCS™ program is a great introduction to compliance mastery. Rating of CSCS™ course: 8. Rating of instructor: 10.”
Karen Perry-Weinstat
HIPAAcraticRx.com


“Great preparation of Uday Ali Pabrai is the strength of the course. Overall rating of the Course: 9. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Ken Mickelsen
Printer Logic


“In-depth coverage of relevant principles and regulations. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
John Beuke
Printer Logic


“Always very informative and explained logically. And the knowledge of the Uday Ali Pabrai is the strength of the course. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Michael Laconti
Konica Minolta


“I have learned a lot of information regarding Security and compliance which I wasn’t aware of. Good and clear voice tone, writing workflow and how everything linked with security and compliance helped to understand the material. Overall rating of the Course: 9. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
J. Dominguez-Saure
St. Rose Hospital


“Focused on important concepts and standards. Excellent course and information provided during the sessions!. Look forward to utilizing the concepts taught to strengthen our Information Security program. Overall rating of the Course: 9. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
John Bhambra
Marin County HHS


“Instructor is the strength of the course. Overall rating of the Course: 9. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Shahram Ghobadi


“Teaching style made me easy to understand and the course material were well layed out. Excellent class for anyone wanting to learn more from experts that are easy to understand based on the teaching style. Class was also very lively and fun. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Divyash Patel
MX2 Technology. Inc


“Taking the CSCS™ course has opened my eyes to the possibilities around building frameworks for IoT. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”
Ralph Ramsey
Zingbox


“Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”
Mike Turpin
PurFoods


“Provided excellent high-level overview. In-depth instructions when needed. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”
Steven Ransbottom
Bone&Joints


“Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”
Thomas Blume


“Interactive. Well-placed. Fantastic class. Indicated areas for additional learning/education. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”
Richard P. Thielman
NASWA


“Exposure to cybersecurity regulations and frameworks were the strengths of the CSCS™ course. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”
Chris Bosque
PrinterLogic


“Fantastic interaction with instructor. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”
SolDyn


“Great, informative class. Instructor was very knowledgeable and kept us engaged. Thank you! Overall rating of course: 9. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”
Kelly Rogers
PrinterLogic


“Lots of additional information from interaction with other students in the CSCS™ class. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”
PurFoods


“Organized well. Instructor has b 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



“Focused on key concepts of security and compliance. A lot of good information and materials to use and apply in building our own security and compliance program. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.”
Bryan Villanueva
TRIONFO


“Very detailed, break down well defined. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.”
Veronica Brown
Common Ground


“Covered high level of most important frame-works and laws in cybersecurity. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Nahom Tulu


“Instructor is very knowledgeable and helpful. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Sophia Preston
ecfirst


“Strengths of the course is stayed on task. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Eric Crane
Delta Dental of Oklahoma
State of Alaska


“Comprehensive. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Eugene Smith
Garden of the Gods Collection


“Comprehensive. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Jerry Rieger
ecfirst


“Strengths of the course is HIPAA and ISO. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Carmita Rivera



“Good review of a wide subject. Enjoyable two days to ever, what is valuable material, that can be dry. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Dora Keller
Aultcare


“Extremely knowledgeable, Excellent Instructor. Have better understanding on many topics. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Joyce Klutts


“Good overview of multiple policies. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Eric Landford
Trinity Valley School


“Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Amar Manro
CHMB


“Gave real world examples. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Vanessa Segay
Navajo Area Office


“Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Drake Marinca
RISE Inc.


“Lots of information to cover in two days, but Keith did on excellent job. Real world examples were provided. Overall Rating of Course: 8. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Vincent Weatherall
Prime Healthcare


“I was impressed with the amount of experiences instructor had and sharing with us. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Chuck Holmes
Modoc County


“Great course. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.”
Dan Beal
MCSI


“Very in-depth. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10”
Rick Guetschow
Episource


“A crash course of understanding PCI, HIPAA to ISO. Very good instructor. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.”
Lac Tran
Prime Healthcare


“One of the most informative classes I’ve ever attended. I really learned more than I could imagine.”
Mark Slivka
Edwards Business Systems


“Most informational class regarding HIPAA and Information Security Management that I have ever taken.”
Jimmy Bradley
BCBSAL


“Ian is amazing!”
Josh Grantham
Solera Health, Inc.


“It was great to learn with the group and have different perspectives from different backgrounds.”
Winson John
Delta Dental of Oklahoma


“The case study was awesome as it applied the skills learned to solve the case.”
Deepak Ohri
IBM


“I highly recommend others interested in understanding regulatory & compliance requirements attend this course.”
Al Backeris
KM/All Covered


“I really enjoyed the class and learned a lot in the two days of study.”
Miguel Oliva
UnityPoint Health


“I have very much enjoyed this class. I wasn’t sure where knowledge of compliance gaps may be and I now have serveral items to go back and look into closer.”
Charity Sharpe
UnityPoint Health


“Taking the CSCS™ course has exposed numerous areas that need improvement and review. The knowledge gained will be immediately applicable within my role.”
Todd G. Krajewski
UnityPoint Health


“A lot of information over 2 days. I enjoyed the practical exercise as it put what we learned into a real world scenario.”
Rich Hardyman
UnityPoint Health


“Received in-depth understanding of security laws, especially regulations of high importance in the healthcare industry.”
Ronak Thakur
AV Hospital


“All the material covered is very valuable and much needed in the industry. Thank you so much for making us aware of what we need to do to impact processes with our workforce in our organization. Thanks a lot.”
Ankit Pandya
AV Hospital


“Ali Pabrai teaches an excellent program. He’s thorough and his knowledge and experience is highly valued. A very informative program. Instructor and course rating: 10.”
Shami Brar
AV Hospital


“The strength of the course was the instructor, Ali Pabrai. Taking this program was highly beneficial to my career. Ali Pabrai is an excellent instructor with great knowledge of security and compliance. Instructor and course rating: 10.”
Adam Romo


“Retention is key for training. The pace and attitude of this program were both conducive to that retention. Upbeat, fast-paced environment. Instructor and course rating: 10.”
Clint Anderson
Little River Healthcare


“It is a learning curve for all of the students in the class (private). Ian has highlighted the topics and discussed in a detailed way how we can prepare for the worst case scenario. Overall it was an excellent class.”
Prabhu Bollu
St. Rose Hospital


“This course was better than I expected. The presenter and course material is very well designed.”
Himanshu Handa
St. Rose Hospital


“I want to convey my thanks for the CSCS™ class last week (Dallas, TX – Instructor-Led). It was an incredible experience and Ali Pabrai was a fantastic instructor. There is so much information to absorb but the pace wasn’t overwhelming and I came out with an exponentially higher amount of knowledge than going in. I don’t know that I can make that claim regarding many other classes I have experienced.”
Curt Schatz, MBA
NMHIMSS President


“Prior to this CSCS™ course I had little knowledge of security regulations that affected healthcare. After completing the CSCS™ Program, I have a very well rounded knowledge of what affects my business and understand what is needed. I can go back to my firm and feel confident in addressing risk.”
Aimee Bertrand
The Schumacher Group


“First rate information delivered by a top notch instructor, Ali Pabrai! If security compliance is a part of your responsibilities, you must attend this course.”
Curt Schatz
New Mexico Cancer Center


“It was great having an overview of several industries in one class. If you are working in a firm that needs to address several security regulations, this class is vital. It helps you understand the requirements and define your expectations for compliance.”
Dani Williams


“The CSCS™ training was very organized and the teacher was well prepared. Great information that will be useful for our company.”
Kristi Thibodeaux
The Schumacher Group


“Mr. Pabrai was very detailed and the class entertaining. He helped me with the understanding of PCI, ISO and other standards that I was originally not familiar with.”
Christopher B. Nash
Highland Clinic APMC


“Highly relevant, high informative class! Ali is a wonderful instructor and has a wealth of knowledge and experience in HIPAA and information security as a whole. This class is a must for any information security professional. Highly recommend!”
Lynn Gibson
East Keep Security


“This was a fast paced review of many security and compliance frameworks, including COST, NIST, PCI DSS and ISO. The CSCS™ Program was valuable to me as my organization is in the process of implementing a HIPAA compliance strategy. I can now enhance our chosen NIST framework with the best from ISO, COBIT and PCI.”
Randy Surratt
Conceptual Mindworks


“The CSCS™ Program was excellent in that it covered a large volume of information very thoroughly in a very short period of time. Mr. Pabrai is a subject matter expert and was able to immediately answer any question presented.”
Ryan Heckman


“This has been a great class, very good Instructor with lot of knowledge on the topics.”
John Chou
Slalom Consulting


“Very detailed material.”
Sai Shankar
Slalom Consulting


“Gained valuable information in a very short sub of time. Very well done ecfirst!!!”
Slalom Consulting Attendee


“Ali is a wonderful instructor, knowledgeable and was able to explain very technical, and sometimes confusing materials, logically that made sense.”
Slalom Consulting Attendee


“This course has given insight to security aspects and actual challenges that needs to be adopted in any organisation. Very informative facts and context shared. Definitely elated about the knowledge shared by Mr. Pabrai.”
Nikhil Ranjan Nayak
Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd.


“The instruction and the training material were practical. I gained more knowledge in compliance by the way the Instructor delivered the content. My heartfelt thanks to Mr. Ali Pabrai and ecfirst for conducting such a wonderful training program.”
N. Sasikumar
EpiSource India Pvt. Ltd.


“Overall the program gave us good understanding about various compliance programs with global examples. The strength of this course is that is covers key areas and is very informative. This will definitely be useful as I continue my journey towards security and compliance. Thanks to Ali for presenting in an understandable manner.”
A.H. Mohamed Salish
EpiSource India Pvt. Ltd.


“The course is really very good and useful. Thank you very much for the course.”
T. Brindha VijayaNandhini
Pabrai India Pvt. Ltd.


“This course is very good with lots and lots of information on security and compliance. After finishing the CSCS™ program I feel it is going to boost my career in many ways and help me to get into the next level of my work. I am very impressed by Pabrai’s way of presentation. He made it easy for me to get into the subject area.”
Sunil Clement. K
QBSS


“When I go back to my work, I now better understand how and why security and compliance is important for an organisation. It was a very good launching pad for me personally. I would want to register for similar courses in the future with ecfirst.”
S. Neelakanth
EpiSource India Pvt. Ltd.


“Overall I found the course was very useful. Lots of learning and now the work starts for us to implement this in our organisation and also educate others in the industry on the importance on IT security. Mr. Pabrai explained it very well, especially, when there is significant course material to be covered in two days.”
Tapesh Kumar Agarwal
Meddiff Technologies


“It’s a wonderful training program covering the securities compliance regulations and standards. The way Mr. Pabrai provided the training was just awesome.”
R. Saravanan
EpiSource India Pvt. Ltd.


“This is one of the most valuable courses I ever attended. Further, the information provided in this course is the most valuable resource for me to support my current organisation implementing and sustaining the information security and compliance. This will definitely help me to explore more information related to the topics I learned in this course.”
Nanda Kumar
EpiSource India Pvt. Ltd.


“Ali presented the information in terms that I could understand and follow along with. There was a lot of information shared and the manual was well structured to follow and refer to.”
Brian Bille
Schumacher Group


“Presenter was enthusiastic and energetic. Great projection and involvement. Material very helpful and well laid out. Great session!”
Amy Frederick
Schumacher Group


“Very well taught class. Ali Pabrai was engaging and prepared.”
Jemmy Martin
Schumacher Group


“Offered a wealth of information and insight into compliance mandates.”
Kellen Flott
Schumacher Group


“The class was very informing and very well taught.”
Roderich Mcmiller
Schumacher Group


“Very informative. It was a lot of information in short time. I have a lot or reading to do.”
Junes Bron
Schumacher Group


“I felt like the course was very thorough and the instructor was extremely knowledgeable. He was able to cover the course material in time. We have much to build on with the information from this course.”
Giuseppe Setaro
Schumacher Group


“Ali and Lorna were fantastic at making a topic generally regarded as uninteresting, interesting. We covered over 700 pages of content in 8 hours so it did feel a bit high level and rushed. Overall the training was beneficial and terrifying.”
Brian Lavin
Schumacher Group


“I recently attended the CSCS™ class taught by Ali Pabrai. I am familiar with HIPAA, PCI and SOX, but it has been a few years since I worked in the SOX and PCI areas, so I was happy for a refresher.”

“Ali is a wonderful instructor, mentor and cheer leader. Although the class is 2 solid days of lecture, Ali was energetic, engaged and demonstrated his interest and care for his students throughout the class. He encouraged class discussion, while at the same time, keeping us on task to learn what was needed to pass CSCS™ certification. Although I was sceptical that I could pass on the first attempt, I was pleasantly surprised. I attribute my success to the many hints and tips Ali shared throughout the class..”

“I highly recommend this class to both the novice and experienced practitioner of compliance.”
Marcia Arrow, CISA, CISM, CSCS, CHP


“”ecfirst provides the most comprehensive overviews of HIPAA Privacy & Security that I have seen in my 10 years as a Privacy Officer. The training is not only thorough but relevant to today’s industry standard. ecfirst has the most up-to-date guidance on the latest regulations and publications within days of the release. Thank you ecfirst for challenging my brain and influencing my future.””
Elizabeth Fair
Indian Health Care Resource Center


“I now understand information security and its impact it may have to the organization.”
Ron Motiram
Sentry DS


“Having attended other training events, I’m thoroughly impressed with both the instructor’s ability in keeping the class engaged and the consistent delivery of information. Made retention easier.”
Steven Waskey
Mid Florida Community Service, Inc.


“Course provided assistance with the many different security standards. This course is a great resource for knowledge and materials about information security requirements. Well worth the time and effort to complete.”
Karen Chrisman, Staff Attorney & HIPAA Privacy Officer
GOEHI


“A lot of information was delivered in a very short time. Trainer is knowledgeable, extremely articulate and also made the information very interesting. Thanks so much for a job well done.”
Denise Hart
Independent Contractor


“Although there was a lot of material covered, the CSCS™ course is presented in a very clear manner. It took the main points of the various, important standards and related them to other standards – not in a way that would imply one was better but in a way that implied organizations should base their actions and plans on the needs and acceptable risks of the organization.”
Robert Hillhouse
University of Tennessee, Knoxville


“This was an incredibly helpful and information class. Pabrai’s energy sure helps to get us through the intensity and pace of the class!”
Sandra D. Lindsey
University of Tennessee


“Many would consider compliance a boring subject but Pabrai has made it thoroughly exciting and cool. Go ecfirst!”
Terilyn Aichimayr
Denver Health


“I was hoping to find out what I didn’t know. Pabrai did not disappoint and apparently I didn’t know a whole lot. The CSCS™ course has given me a great foundation to build on.”
Donald F. Lee III, Director of Software Development
Algonquin Studios


“Every compliance and security professional should take the CSCS™ course. Be warned! You will be drinking from the fire hose for the very intense days.”
Keith Thibodeaux
The Schumacher Group


“Excellent two-day course. Good reference materials – will use again. Great presenter/expert. Thanks.”
Susan Cunningham
Kaiser Permanente


“Very useful class. Good review and preparation to take the final exam. Lots of class engagement.”
Robin Ornata
Kaiser Permanente


“Really enjoyed material. Instructor was knowledgeable and a delight. Great HIPAA Final Rule Summary. Logical, instructive and valuable class. Helped me associate various frameworks and regulations all in one sitting. This is a compliance wine tasting!”
Jill Wisemein
Kaiser Permanente


“Ali Pabrai was a very effective trainer of the CSCS™ program. I learned a lot and have taken most of the information to be used in my job role.”
Cora Durham
Kaiser Permanente


“I was surprised how much I learned in the 2 quick, yet thorough days of intensive learning. Excellent overview of regulatory compliance and security.”
Marcia Arrow


“Ali Pabrai was a very informative and knowledgeable instructor. Ali knows the material without looking to notes or books or the class. This is a nice to have in an instructor. You could hear his experience coming from his life, work examples, and instruction. Thank you Ali for allowing me and all of us to gain knowledge from you and through you.”
Jack Medford
Prime Healthcare


“Good information. Cram session. Helps that Ali Pabrai has a sense of humor to keep our attention to the terabytes of data being delivered.”
Martin Cardova
Centinela Health Medical Center (CHMC)


“Good presentation. Lots of information.”
Linda Cobbert
Prime Healthcare


“I appreciated the content of the CSCS™ course. Tools of books and slides were excellent. Presenter’s enthusiasm and atmosphere created was great. I had many take-aways in assessing my own environment. Thank you!”
Cindy Mullins
Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center


“Ali explained about security, breaches, policies in the CSCS™ class. It was really very helpful to gain the knowledge.”
Sandeep Rademi
Prime Healthcare


“Ali was great and the information was delivered in a logical fashion in time.”
Sujeethnath Lingutla
Prime Healthcare


“The instructor, Ali Pabrai, was awesome. He made the class fly by. Very entertaining and I was actually able to retain much of the information.”
Monica Rendon
San Dimas Community Hospital


“Class had a lot of information. Instructor was great at keeping my attention. I felt he did an awesome job. The class went by very quickly and he provided a lot of information.”
Summer Guzman
Montclair Hospital


“A lot of great information. Great presentation.”
Yvonne Ramos
Prime Healthcare


“Good class.”
Don Carr
Prime Healthcare


“Ali’s enthusiasm for the subject of information security made learning the information pleasurable and memorable. He presents the information as living information, not dry facts.”
Catherine Mathis
West Anaheim Medical Center (WAMC)


“There was a great deal of valuable information presented. Good energetic presenter.”
Tammy Van Bockel
Prime Healthcare


“This course has made me aware of security issues that need to be in a plan to ensure security controls in our environment protect confidential information.”
Joe O. Leal
Prime Healthcare


“Presenter is very knowledgeable of subject. I appreciated references to specific applications within our organization (Prime). Very personable and approachable. This was a lot of information in a very short amount of time.”
Tamara Bradshaw
Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center


“Thank you for excellent training of a complex topic. Very interesting.”
Marcella (Iris) Anderson
Desert Valley Hospital


“Felt the teacher was excellent.”
Mary T. Rogers
Roxborough Memorial Hospital


“Instructor was very good and knowledgeable.”
Mike Guglianoir
Prime Healthcare


“The presentation was first class and knowledge of content was informative. I would recommend this class as it provides relevant information to protect an organization and also provides individual professional growth. Best of luck my man. You were great!!”
Solomon Eboigbodin


“The class was very informative. Ali Pabrai is a great speaker who is knowledgeable on the topics he is teaching. The content was very good. He ensures the class understands the concepts.”
Tammy Deras
Desert Valley Hospital


“The class was very intuitive. The instructor took the time to explain each module clearly while continuing to highlight exam topics.”
Vik Mahan
Prime Healthcare


“Ali Pabrai is an excellent speaker.”
Patty Canter
Prime Healthcare


“CSCS™ is a very good program.”
Eraie Pino
Prime Healthcare


“The CSCS™ Program was very informative. Enjoyed the speaker and his presentation.”
Teri Murphy
Pampa Regional Medical Center


“CSCS™ is a great course. Very well organized and presented. Speaker Ali Pabrai has exhibited his wealth of knowledge. I am glad I was a part of the class. Thank you Ali for your time and for sharing the experience in relation to the subject and also for personally teaching the class. Very good sense of humor.”
Uma Mahesh, CISSP
Prime Healthcare


“Very good information and I understood why Privacy Officers should be aware. Ali Pabrai is a great speaker.”
Nancy Fett
La Palma Hospital


“The instructor was very knowledgeable about the content as well as a good presenter. He was able to disseminate a large amount of material in a fast paced, informative manner. Thank you Ali.”
Joy Patton
Prime Healthcare


“The class provided a great detail of information. Ali completed the class with high enthusiasm and wonderful attentiveness. I very much enjoyed the class.”
Barbara Barron
Lower Bucks Hospital


“Ali was very effective in providing accurate and applicable security information needed.”
Steven Kane
Lower Bucks Hospital


“The CSCS™ Program is very educational and well rounded. It moves at a fast pace. The instructor did a wonderful job at keeping everyone with him.”
Sarah Velez
Prime Healthcare


“I very much enjoyed listening to Ali Pabrai. Very funny and informative. It was a lot of information but his confidence in us and reassurance made it much more bearable. I enjoyed all the information and knowledge we obtained.”
Edelma Urquieta


“This was a very in-depth class. The instructor presented the information well.”
Jason Williams
West Anaheim Medical Center


“Presentation was very good. I learned a lot. Content is very detailed.”
Shari Mitchell
Dallas Medical Center


“Pabrai’s presentation style is excellent. His combination with subject mastery with humor keeps his students engaged and entertained. I would recommend this CSCS™ class to other colleagues.”
John Ware
HCA Healthcare


“I believe the CHP+CSCS™ training is an invaluable way to understand the policies and procedures behind information security. The emphasis on healthcare and government networks helped, as that is what my focus is. Thank you Lorna and Ali for facilitating my course of instruction.”
Ferdie Santos
Naval Special Warfare, U.S. Navy


“Ali Pabrai is an expert on these topics. Very well done. Enjoyed following slides in CSCS™ book. Kept material entertaining but still emphasized key points and ideas.”
Natasha Pabrai


“The CSCS™ course has given me an in-depth knowledge into IT security requirements, regulations and legal frameworks. I am responsible to impact my organization for security and protection of client information at hospitals and all departments/units. This is a very important course for us as a nation. I would recommend it to all countries in this region of Africa.”
Richard Kugre Gubillah
Ghana Police Health Service


“The CSCS™ course was very educational and the instructor, Ali Pabrai, was very resourceful. I recommend the Program to any organization in Ghana. The course content was very useful to me and my organization. It will help improve NHIA IT security.”
Foster Kofi Awudi
National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA)


“Ali Pabrai is a very good instructor who took his time to teach us all that will help us become good security experts in our line of work. The CSCS™ Program is a very good program that educates all the participants about the current trend in information security worldwide. ecfirst must keep up the good work!”
Kwaku Kwabi Appiah
Ghana Health Services (GHS)


“Ali Pabrai has demonstrated that he is an experienced security expert. ecfirst has a good instructor in Ali Pabrai. It is my wish that such training be extended to other agencies in Ghana.”
Augustine Kwame Acheampong
Kemfo Anokye Teaching Hospital


“The resourceful person, Ali Pabrai, should be commended for the able manner he taught the various topics.”
Amadu Ali
National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA)


“After studying the book and the related documents on CSCS™, I found it to be quite difficult. However, after intensive instruction, I now have a full understanding of several security standards. It has fully opened my mind to security and especially security practices outside my country. Kudos to Ali. Kudos to ecfirst!”
Harmond Nii Sarkwah
Ghana Health Services (GHS)


“Ali Pabrai has been a wonderful instructor. He used his experience to make the CSCS™ course very practical and lively. He has a good sense of humor that sustained the interest of the class throughout the period. The instruction has laid a good foundation for the building of information security policy for the health sector in Ghana. The instruction was exceptional.”
Agyemang Karikari Marfo
Ghana Health Services (GHS)


“The entire CSCS™ course although new in my domain, was very useful and will me in my career as a Certified Fraud Examiner. I have learned how information security is key to the success of any every assignment. This Program will help me a lot in my work.”
Emmanuel Kimpong
National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA)


“CSCS™ is a good course, though Ghana is not yet in tune. We hope to start in our own small way to address challenges in this area.”
Erica Edem Senayah
National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA)


“I have been in IT for years but the CSCS™ Program has enlightened me on so many things about IT security that I had taken for granted. This has increased my knowledge and judgment to be wise about everything related to security to protect the organization I work in effectively.”
Emmanuel Abrah Adjei
National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA)


“The CSCS™ Program taught me the need to keep confidentiality and integrity of personal health information sacred. I now better understand why certain information must be secured with additional safeguards.”
Rebecca Akatue
National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA)


“The CSCS™ course is good. I recommend it for every organization that is concerned about protecting information about their customers.”
William Omane-Adjekum
National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA)


“This is a very good program to study.”
Appiah Sarfo-Kantanka
National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA)


“A very exciting course. Information is very valuable and practical. Despite the fact that the number of days (duration) for the course seemed limited, the information provided was extremely relevant to my occupation/profession. The instructor was very prepared and really knew what he was talking about. The CSCS™ Program is a very relevant course and one I would recommend to all professionals, whether in the public sector or private business.”
Nana Amoako Gyampoh-Kumi
National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA)


“CSCS™ is a detailed information security program that will expose you to not only the basics in information security but also content to put you on the road to excellence. This is a real loaded course. I recommend all take this program. I consider Ali Pabrai as a very knowledgeable person in this field.”
Dennis Silsofe Kuame
National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA)


“A very useful and beneficial course that has created the awareness and the importance of security in relation to PHI and EPHI. The instructor delivered a good program and tried as much as possible to make the course simple. Thanks to Ali Pabrai. Thumbs up!”
Daniel Vava Akrobotu
National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA)


“The CSCS™ course is a combination of all security standards and frameworks.”
Edward Buckman
National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA)


“Very much impressed with the wealth of knowledge that is very important to healthcare delivery. The ecfirst CSCS™ Program makes us better placed to address electronic information in healthcare.”
Eber Bradi –Not on my list
Ghana Health Service (GHS)


“I personally feel enriched with the CSCS™ information security program. I also like the instructor who made the training very simple, brief, and clear. I bly recommend that it be a top priority for our organization.”
Isaac Atsyor
Ghana Health Service (GHS)


“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


“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


“I believe this CSCS™ Program is needed for all business executives, not just security officers and IT staff.”
Dan G. Cook
State of Utah, DTS


“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


“Over the years I have had to deal with many security terms and found keeping up with them difficult. After taking Ali’s CSCS™ class not only are the terms and regulations more clear but I have a renewed outlook on securing my environment. Look out staff! Here I come to lock it down! Thanks Ali Pabrai for all the hard work!”
Matthew Evans
Managed Care Systems, California


“The CSCS™ Program contains a great deal of information concerning a wide range of regulations and best practices. I would recommend this class for anyone interested in security and regulatory compliance.”
Paul Dukich
Northwest Community Healthcare


“The CSCS™ class made a huge difference in my understandings of compliance requirements. I would recommend my co-workers attend this class with Pabrai. He is amazing. Great explanations.”
Rizwan Khan
Ace Hardware


“The CSCS™ course is all encompassing for all major standards for security. I would highly recommend all organizations to use these services and incorporate in your future security plans.”
Joel P. Bandy, MBA
Presbyteria Communities & Services


“Best instructor I have had due to the sheer volume of knowledge and experience. Course Rating: 10; Instructor Rating: 10.”
Student in Chicago CSCS™ Class, July 27, 2012


“I am just preparing to do a HIPAA privacy and security risk analysis at work. This has given me a wealth of information about how to commence and where to go for compliance references. I now have more than superficial knowledge of security concepts. Thank you, Ali!!”
Linda Meadows
Springfield Clinic


“Fast paced, informative and presented in a format that was easy to follow and understand. Presented with a lot of information in a short period of time.”
Joe Phillips
A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital


“Course material is excellent. Instructor was passionate and well versed in his knowledge of information provided.”
Attendee
CSCS™ Class, Orlando, Florida (January 2012)


“Class was great. Instructor was very knowledgeable.”
Joshua D. Brown
Pointer Law Office


“Class was very informative. Ali did a wonderful and thorough presentation of all material. I’m hopeful that this will be my building blocks for the future.”
Karen S. Abbott
Ozarks Medical Center


“Great learning experience. I can apply a lot of other compliance specifications to the more unspecific HIPAA regulations. I can answer, in more detail, some of my clients questions with more information and examples.”
Nicole Kramer
Mountain Pacific


“There was a lot of information in a very short amount of time. It was all very useful and helpful. The CSCS™ manual will provide to be a great resource for the future. Both Lorna and Ali are great presenters.”
Christopher Murphy
PNC Bank


“I like Ali’s training style and book layout – cleaner and easier to follow. Overall, I really liked the class and would give it a 9-10.”
John Dahl
FGS, Inc.


“Nice overview of international & domestic laws and standards, which impact the business of providing information security. Knowledgeable instructor on the topic, who included detailed information about other related topics and references.
Tameka Copeland
CareSource


The instructor made the content exciting and fun which made learning exciting.”
“Trend Micro Student”


“Very in depth and vital course if you need to apply this to your business.”
Eddie Myers
CREST Services


“This course is a great framework for security of networks and systems in all businesses especially businesses with regulatory requirements.”
Sean Folweiler
Central Valley Collaborative


“Well structured and presented. Information on security was clearly delivered.”
Julie Kliewer
ACMC


“Lots of information. Well done Ali.”
Kathy Runyon
SCVHHS


“The course is comprehensive and well organized.”
“I enjoyed the classes. The instructor, Alan Yue, was extremely knowledgeable. He went above and beyond to educate and convey the information. He provided additional reading which would later allow us to tie this all together. He was very visual, which helped me a lot. The background of PM made it easier to follow his teaching. I went into the course with eyes wide open. I’m leaving with a sense of a purpose. I will use all this information and apply it daily.”
Fusha L. Roberts
Mays Homecare


“Quickest, most complete way to understanding HIPAA & security risk analysis for the HITECH incentive.”
David Halajko
VMS


“With all the rules, regulations, guidelines, and standards it is really difficult to find professional, authoritative, instruction on compliance issues. Alan Yue does an excellent job of helping to organize this for the students.”
David Ashley
Horne LLP


“A lot of good material; well-organized and presented. Ali did a good job making very dry material interesting. I really benefitted from the discussion about how the different frameworks compare and contrasted. Thanks for the opportunity.”
Alan Ogilbee
Maricopa Integrated Health System


“My experience taking the CSCS™ was many times worth the investment in time and resources. The broad and deep coverage of multiple compliance obligations made simple with a smart and comprehensive approach to security strategy and an integrated security program. This class is a tremendous value.”
Alan Yue
PreNetSys


“The CSCS™ Program is a great learning solution for security & compliance. The instructor was very informative, knowledgeable and patient in answering every question. Thank you for organizing this course, putting together and finding such a good instructor to teach. Richard is great.”
Uma Reddy
Prime Healthcare Services


“Richard and Ali are very knowledgeable in the material. The presentation was done at a very good pace, quick enough to keep me interested in the material. Thanks”
John Yohannan
Yampa Valley Medical Center


“Well delivered. Presenters were very well versed in the subject matter. If I?m forced to learn something this dry, these are the people I want to learn from. I would feel comfortable using ecfirst in developing my security policies.”
Curtis Cooper
Pioneers Medical Center


“Great delivery of a complex and resource taxing topic.”
Dave Bingham
Aspen Valley Hospital


“Well presented and organized. Comprehensive. Excellent instructor.”
David Cabana
Southwest Memorial Hospital


“The program was very comprehensive and informative. I enjoyed the exposure to the content and see immediate benefit to my organization.”
Ron Hines


“The instructor presented the information on security and compliance with interest and excitement. The information was integrated into Business models so we could apply it to everyday scenarios. He also supplied great referenced and recommending books on business, project management and change implementation.”
Dana McGrath


“Overwhelming amount of information given in a short time. Done very well.”
Bernie Rice
Rangely District Hospital


“There is a lot of information delivered during this program. Though much of it is new to me, it would have been impossible to locate all this information on my own. This will help me in my career and in my challenge to keep my department compliant with all the new regulations and laws.”
Cherrell Cole
St. Mary’s Hospital


“I am very appreciative of the format of the presentation. It was very helpful to have each area outlined with steps for implementation. Both speakers were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.”
Lorrie Danford
Community Hospital


“Richard did an excellent job. I feel quite comfortable that I could easily pass the exam.”
Pensacola Junior College


“Richard is an extremely knowledgeable instructor. Enjoyed his instruction.”
D. Bourassa
PJC


“Richard Thomas presented the material in a logical format. He is extremely knowledgeable in his area and very helpful.”
Pensacola Junior College


“Richard did a great job of relating this massive amount of information. He gave many real-world examples that brought the concepts home.”
William Norrish
City of Pensacola


“Richard was very knowledgeable! He delivered the content of this course in a logical, methodical way. I recommend that if this course be taught again, Richard is the Man!”
Pensacola Junior College


“Richard Thomas did an outstanding job of covering a large amount of technical information in a short 2-day format.”
Jim Drennen
Pensacola Junior College


“Thank you for imparting your knowledge on Security to our group. Richard was great!”
Donna Shumway
Pensacola Junior College


“Very knowledgeable instructor”
Katie Avril


“I thought the course was great. The instructor knew the material.”
Franklin Norgan
Lakeland Regional Medical Center


“This training was extremely comprehensive, thorough and detailed. A broad based overview of security compliance. Very intensive and helpful.”
David Young
SeniorLink


“Excellent program. Good content and delivery. Surpassed my expectations. Certainly achieved my objectives.”
Cheryl Charles-Duval, Esq.,
Attorney-at-law, CISSP


“Good information on many regulations. Tied different regulations together. Very nice job!”
Jeff Poole
Torchmark Corp.


“Ali covered areas that were just right in understanding critical areas in regulations for information security.”
Marlin Fischer
Krystal Air


“Uday Ali Pabrai conducted a thoughtful and detailed exposure to many regulatory influences affecting the compliance of information technology environments. He is enthusiastic and professional in his instruction. I recommend the CSCS™ certification program.”
James M. Farwell
Minneapolis, Minnesota


“Mr. Pabrai has a great deal of passion for security. I’m glad I was able to attend and take this course.”
Stephen E. Davis III


“The entire CSCS™ Program was very thorough and rigorous. It is very important to grasp all the knowledge base delivered in the class. The material is very important for the entire industry in order to effectively secure business vital assets.”
Vijay Prakash
Essex County Hospital


“The CSCS™ Program was great. Instructor did an excellent job of communicating material. I was pretty unfamiliar with the topic but still think I am coming along with a good understanding.”
Jessica Cherok
The Salvation Army


“Huge amount of information. Well prepared instructors. Would definitely recommend to colleagues at HP.”
Steve Andrews
Hewlett-Packard


“The CSCS™ Program was well presented and covered a lot of areas. Mr. Pabrai did an excellent job in breaking down every topic. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in security.”
John Rosas
Essex County Hospital Center


“A lot of great information. This lays the foundation to build on for managing IT security.”
Stephen Thibodeau
Rural Indian Health


“This has been a great course. Chris and Ali are both passionate about the subject matter. Content was complete.”
Kate Schafer,
VP Epocrates


“This is a very good program. I have a good background in information security, but not in compliance and regulations. Please keep it up!”
Emmanuel Chigbu


“Very good information. I came away with good ideas and plans.”
Greg Mejia
California Rural Indian Health


“Great class and material.”
Michael Howard
Hewlett-Packard


“Attending the CSCS™ program has helped me put all the different regulations and compliance requirements in perspective. Having all the information about them in one program and reviewing each one was very informative.”
Patrick Baba, CISSP


“The presentation by Pabrai was excellent. It was an awakening to step through threats to vital assets and sensitive information.”
Devesh Kumar Sachin All India Radio (AIR)


“Excellent speaker. Good condensed content. Overall a nice package.”
Dr. J. S. Sodhi
Amity Group


“An excellent delivery by Pabrai. An excellent program. Lots of information in just 2 days.”
Ashish Bhatnagar
All India Radio (AIR)


“The contents are no doubt exceptionally brilliant and comprehensive. Thanks. Look forward to a long association with your organization.”
Vishnu Kumar


“The content and presentation of this program was very good. It gives me tremendous information regarding cybersecurity and its implications.”
Sunny Joseph
All India Radio (AIR)


“Pabrai is a very knowledgeable person. Fantastic orator with in-depth knowledge. His expertise is required in India. Once he makes in-roads in the Indian market, he will not have time for the USA or other markets.”
Ashwani Kapoor
K. genix Biotech Pvt. Ltd.


“It has been a really enlightening 2 days. Pabrai is phenomenal in his knowledge and expertise of cybersecurity. There is enormous scope for the program in India.”
Anoop Girdhar


“Appreciate the effort by Pabrai. He possesses a very dynamic personality and an amazing energy! He has provided us with valuable information that will help us fight cyber crime in the future. Thank you so very much!”
Himanshu Mishra


“A highly informative and enlightening experience. I thoroughly enjoyed this class and look forward to making use of the information I absorbed.”
Steven Astley
Moorings Park


“The CSCS™ class provided a wealth of regulatory knowledge and industry best practices as well guidance regarding key information security objectives and responsibilities. This information will prove invaluable to my organization as we familiarize our security doctrine and theology. I also appreciated the vast knowledge and candid nature of the instructor with regard to their experiences with the industry.”
Rob Marti
Integris Health


“The CSCS™ course should be mandatory training for anyone sitting in a security officer role, in any size organization. The material is invaluable at shining a much needed light on the myriad of regulations and compliance requirements facing information security professionals today. Well worth the price of admission!”
Chris Letterman
State of Alaska


“This has been one of the most accurate and comprehensive training modules I have ever experienced. The content and delivery was thorough and organized well. I would recommend the course to all persons holding executive level positions in order to appropriately make decisions in regards to complying with regulations that impact their industry.”
Steve Payne
Integris Health


“Very informative class. Makes me realize how much work there is to do. Pabrai made what could very easily have been a boring course quite interesting and engaging given his dynamic personality.”
Calvin Ho
Erickson Retirement


“The class was very informative. I was able to put structure to concepts I was unsure of. Thanks Pabrai for your enthusiastic teaching.”
Jeff Hinton
CHRISTUS Health


“The CSCS™ class provided me with a great understanding of information security as it relates to SOX, ISO, COSO, COBIT and business continuity. I will use the tools and knowledge I obtained through this class to implement an effective and compliant environment.”
Timothy King
HCA


“I learned more in 2 days of the CSCS™ program than I have in week-long courses I have taken elsewhere. My mind is filled with ideas of things to work on when I get back to the office.”
Bruce Tadlock
Children’s Medical Center of Dallas


“Lots of great information and well presented. Instructor was well prepared and organized. It is a lot to digest but the instructor left us with many reference documents to review that should supplement the information well.”
Eric Pennington
CHRISTUS Health


“Very good course. Thank you for your good work.”
Dan Kantak
State of Alaska


“Program delivers a wealth of knowledge which can be applied to the security practices of your organization regardless of what industry you practice in.”
Mark G. Fulton
Meritain Health


“The CSCS™ program is designed to live with you after the seminar. It provides resources for the rest of your career. Instructor is so inspirational and knows very well his subject matter. Who do I refer to this program? Only those I deeply love and care about.”
Francis Tanlah
Advocate Healthcare


“A very good overview of the major compliance laws, regulations, and frameworks. I came knowing very little, now I feel I know which way to start moving with security.”
Don Larson
Rush North Shore Medical Center


“The CSCS™ course was great and very comprehensive. I think that the coverage of multiple industries makes for a very well rounded understanding of security requirements. There are many good topics covered and ideas that can be incorporated into organizations I support.”
Paul Sliva
ICE Technologies


“I found the material in the CSCS™ class to be very educational, insightful and well put together. It is very useful to hear about regulations that affect businesses worldwide.”
Michael Wegner
Core Communications


“I found the course informational and useful. It will help me to refine our existing policies and procedures for information security. Ali Pabrai is very complete and entertaining to listen to. He presents a complex subject in a thorough and professional manner.”
Carl Wilburn
Carroll County, Iowa


“The CSCS™ program was very helpful in pointing out areas of potential weaknesses and will be a tremendous help to my job function.”
Ellen Hodge
CVS Caremark


“The training equipped me with skills and tools to manage the security issues of my institution’s network infrastructure. The training helped understand how to enable a much more resilient infrastructure.”
Samuel Quarshie
Ghana Health Service


“Invaluable program! I highly recommend the CSCS™ program to any person who is responsible for managing IT and has responsibilities that impact security, business continuity and disaster recovery. Very effective instructor.”
Binh Nguyen
University of California, San Francisco Medical Center


“Detailed exposure to issues of security which we had taken for granted. Hopefully, we will allocate more resources to issues of IT security and data confidentiality.”
Nathaniel Otoo
National Health Insurance Authority(NHIA), Ghana


“Very good information. Exposure to laws affecting the world of IT security.”
Leslie Scarborough
Hoag Hospital


“There was a lot of great information.”
Teresa Kopshina
Halifax Health


“Wow! I am overwhelmed by the amount of useful information I learned in the CSCS™ program. The presenter Ali Pabrai is excellent and very knowledgeable about the different regulations. I am sure that once I get back to my office I will be able to apply most of the knowledge acquired during the CSCS™ training. Thank you for the opportunity of sharing with others and learning from them as well.”
Paulo Pereira
Loma Linda University Medical Center


“Ali is very knowledgeable in all aspects of information security. It was a privilege to attend a course taught by such an experienced and competent security professional. I hope to take many lessons back to my organization.”
Corey Zeigler
Coulton-Potsdam Hospital


“The CSCS™ program was very useful and relevant to my sector, which is the health sector. The presenter was well prepared and was on top of issues. I wish to recommend this program to most sectors of the economy especially to the developing world where IT is getting a lot of visibility. Excellent program!!!”
Limuna M. Muniru
Ministry of Health Ghana


“Presenter knowledge was excellent.”
“The class was very informative. There was a lot of material to cover. The practice tests were very helpful.”
Nicole Rivera
United Healthcare – Prescription Solutions


“The program had a lot of information. There was good class participation. The program included emphasis on learning, summary, terminology and 2 practice exams.”
Karen Mihelic
Perot Systems


“Before attending the class I had no concept of ISO 27002. I know have a much better understanding of ISO concepts and standards.”
Cecil Miller, CHP
JHHA


“The course was very well structured. The delivery was fantastic. Security is usually taken for granted and have cost a lot of businesses dearly. The CSCS™ program opened my eyes to a new world of the state of information security. I will recommend highly.”
Ben Kusi
National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Ghana


“Great job. Great information.”
Corey Adams
MACT


“I enjoyed this two-day CSCS™ class. It was very informative. Pabrai is a great instructor. He is very knowledgeable and made it a very light atmosphere – while keeping things on track and moving along. He was able to answer all our questions, and give us ideas on how to make our infrastructure more secure. It was a fun class.”
Randy Whitaker
Aultman Health Foundation


“Detailed, organized delivery of the subject matter. Ali presents the information in an organized format, that helps you understand the underlying concepts in the curriculum. Excellent class.”
Harold Horne
United Indian Health Services


“Presentation was very informative. Thank you for keeping a very dry topic entertaining.”
Sasi Shifarraw
Aultman Health Foundation


“I was very impressed with the CSCS™ class. I have learned many things that will help me in my new position as well as the 16 CPE’s that will count toward my CISSP credential.”
Mike Radosevic,
CISSP OSF Healthcare Systems


“This course was enlightening. I had no idea of the number of regulations out there. The regulations were presented in a clear and organized manner that made them easier to digest.”
Joe Kirby
Red Hat, Inc.


“I was looking for a refresher on the regulatory landscape. I got that and much more. The regulations themselves are confusing, but I came out with a clearer picture of what they were and what they require. I now have a Chinese menu of resources I can use, even if I am not bound by that regulation.”
Kevin K. Smith
Nyemaster Goode, PC


“The training was comprehensive in covering the major legislations affecting several industries. Real world experiences was beneficial and relevant.”
Christine Kinyenje,
CISSP Lockheed Martin


“The CSCS™ course has been a very thorough and in-depth study of the fundamentals of information security in the industry and government, across the board. I have a much better and clearer understanding of how to implement security plans and procedures and their impact on business, government and my own privacy – after receiving this training.”
Lane Wade
Howard Technology Solutions


“I found the CSCS™ class to be very informative and educating, I give the teacher Pabrai an A+. He made the class very interesting and knows how to keep your attention.”
Larry Scheetz
Aultman Health Foundation


“Pabrai is an excellent teacher in the field of information security. I am sure his instruction will be valuable as we move towards a more secure environment.”
Barbara McGill
Aultman Health Foundation


“The CSCS™ class is very good and covered every aspect of what is required in today’s healthcare and business world. It addressed the many different industries and their security requirements so that we have a better understanding of what is required for integrity and security of protected information. I especially liked the module on contingency planning and disaster recovery.”
Terry Andrews
Aultman Health Foundation


“I learned a lot about security and compliance. Hopefully, we can get a team together at Aultman and work together to get us fully compliant with regulations such as HIPAA and PCI that impact us. Pabrai has a great personality. You livened up the class with your sense of humor.”
Linda Osentoski
Aultman Health Foundation


“Very informative. Lots of information to absorb. Identified the areas that require great significant improvement. Thanks.”
Tina DeJane
Aultman Health Foundation


“The information presented was very thorough. Ali’s knowledge of the subject matter was impressive. Not all of the information presented will be useful in my current employment, but may be in the future.”
Doug Olin
Innovative Solutions


“Great class. I would recommend it to others.”
“Instructor was very engaging.”
“Excellent presentation. Demonstrated depth and knowledge as well as broad understanding of issues facing organizations today. I gained a lot of useful information. Excitement is key!”
T. Shawn Knisely
Aultman Health Foundation


“I found the CSCS™ class to be very useful. It was taught with passion and was entertaining while informative. Would definitely attend another class by this teacher. I would recommend this class.”
Brian Linerode
Aultman Health Foundation


“The class was excellent. Very comprehensive. My primary responsibilities include the creation of security policies and business continuity plans. The information covered in the class will be of immediate benefit to me, my company and our clients. Thank you!”
JoDee Pederson
3SG


“This is an extremely comprehensive course that covers the main security frameworks. The key to success of the proper implementation of the security standards is to not only comply with the standard for your industry, but also integrate the best practices of others.”
David P. Spaker II


“I enjoyed the class very much. It was very informative. The presentation made the topics very clear about regulatory and compliance requirements across industries. Information provided is very helpful for research.”
Frank Wong
City of Los Angeles, California


“Ali is a terrific presenter. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and his in-depth knowledge of all of the material. I am recommending the CSCS™ program to several of my co-workers.”
Steve Garcia
Vemics, Inc.


“Ali is an extremely knowledgeable and a skilled presenter of IT security and compliance methodologies across multiple industries and frameworks. He kept the class interested, engaged and wanting to learn more.”
Michael W. DeGraff


“The training session was interesting and we now have a clear picture about different security standards and frameworks. We were also exposed to different compliance requirements from various countries for information security.”
Rajitha Baswaboina
Zayata India Pvt. Ltd.


“Pabrai was very knowledgeable. Great class.”
Patrick Harrison
Revolution.com


“Good training! I learned so much new knowledge and security and compliance.”
Ken Lee Chow
ITCHI, Inc.


“The CSCS™ class provided a great overview of the requirements and definitions for many regulatory requirements. It is a must-do for every security professional to use as reference as their business/agencies grow.”
Kari Garland
Riverside County, California


“Extremely comprehensive program giving one the advantage point of understanding security from all unified industries and then to be able to apply it to others. Program is thought provoking. Enable the participant to take the concept and think of areas that they need to focus on to make their environment/organizations better.”
Brian Lane, Vice President
American Hospital Association (AHA) Solutions


“I’ve learned so much from the CSCS™ class. The content of the program was very helpful for me to understand the concepts of so many different regulations and legislations. Great class!”
Anson Fong
City of Los Angeles, California


“This was an excellent class. Finally, a program that encompasses all regulations an organization needs to be aware of and consider when conducting their business.”
Jeff Bontsas
Ascension Health


“A lot of information covered in a clear and easy to understand manner. Instructor shared real life situations to better understand certain scenarios.”
Tony Grevich
ITS


“The class was extremely informative and entertaining. I have never learned so much in so little time.”
Matt Hendrickson
Onsite Computer Solutions


“Ali taught with excitement and gave direction and information on subjects that could turn any dry desert into a rain forest. Knowledgeable, informative and having a passion to share his assets of compliance are but a few traits that make this course exciting, enjoyable and fun. Thanks Ali!”
Jason Havelock
Gotham OHC, Inc.


“This program is excellent and I will refer my friends and business partners to attend the course in the future.”
Gopal R. Gangireddy
WorldTech USA, Inc.


“Loved this program. Ali is a fantastic instructor. Thank you.”
Cynthia Stark
Cascade Healthcare Community


“Awesome presentation. I’ve learned a lot in a little time. I’m in application development and was enlightened and empowered by the information and detail of topics presented. The actual documents referenced will be very helpful in designing more secure and compliant applications.”
Shayne Blevins
Rockford Health Systems


“The course is something very exciting. It gives me the opportunity to learn how we may lose critical information and how to develop appropriate security safeguards to protect the same. The subject covered was very comprehensive and the instructor is well versed on the subject based on his knowledge and vast experience. I will recommend to management that our IT Manager and others attend this course.”
Daniel M. Manuel
Moylans Insurance Underwriters, Inc.


“The CSCS™ course was out of my range of experience since I have no IT background. Ali presented a well prepared presentation that gave me a greater understanding of the subject matter as well as practical application suggestions. He was a great presenter/trainer and I appreciated his talent and humor.”
Debby Fencil
Familylinks, Inc.


“Ali delivers his message in an engaging manner that keeps interest from the audience. References to other sources of information are always given should someone want to delve into the subject in further detail.”
Joe Granneman, CISSP, CHSS, Chief Security Officer, Chief Technology Officer
Rockford Health Systems


“The information presented cleared up some of the issues regarding what is required and how to begin compliance. The presenter kept everyone’s attention and presented the material in a fun way. The class was well worth the time and I would highly recommend it.”
Mike Lindstrom
Rockford Health Systems


“Ali is a great speaker. Very knowledgeable about the subject he was speaking on. He was excited and passionate about the information he presented and he has a good sense of humor.”
Adam Stahl
Rockford Health Systems


“The course material was quite interesting and relative to my area. I didn’t realize how much detail there was in regards to regulations, Security, ISO…..very informative. Ali is the expert and has a better understanding of information security.”
IT Staff Member
Rockford Health Systems


“Program was very good. Presenter was very knowledgeable about subject and passionate about security.”
Brian Akey
Rockford Health Systems


“Program was a very good overview of the different policies and procedures that are involved with regulations. It gave a good insight into information security, privacy, and data protection. It made me aware of many different data protection policies and templates.”
Shawn David
Rockford Health Systems


“Ali was a fantastic presenter and I enjoyed the seminar very much. The information given to myself and my co-workers will be very useful in the future.”
Morgan Loewecke
Rockford Health Systems


“The information presented today was very valuable to my current work efforts within the IT environment at Rockford. The information was very well organized and presented in a clear format.”
Deb Esparza
Rockford Health Systems


“Ali is very passionate about his material and is extremely knowledgeable. His presentation provided me with quite a number of new regulatory items I was not aware of. I hope he can present future programs to us.”
Tim Naami
Rockford Health Systems


“The information was very valuable. I think we have a long way to go.”
Angela Hyser Rockford Health Systems


“The CSCS™ program was very detailed. Ali went through the material at a good pace. Ali kept the class on track and focused.”
John Herlugson
Rockford Health Systems


“I appreciate the time taken to cover this complex subject. I enjoyed the class and the detail information on compliance. I will be focused on our network system to bring further security and compliance to it.”
Jonathan Ballard
Rockford Health Systems


“A lot of info covered in a short amount of time.”
Cory Gehrke
Rockford Health Systems


“Ali was a good speaker, liked jokes, and kept attentive. A lot of material covered in short period.”
IT Staff Member
Rockford Health Systems


“I thought that the presentation was put together very well. Ali clearly knew the ins and outs of security. He was very energetic about this topic and gave clear concise answers.”
Kris Johnson
Rockford Health Systems


“Ali did a fine job of presenting the information.”
Shawn McCoy
Rockford Health Systems


“I was very comfortable in HIPAA. The other information received was very informative and enlightening. My position is Clinical Computer Training Specialist.”
Darrell W. Carter
Rockford Health Systems


“It was interesting and I learned about a new alcoholic beverage. What is better than that? B52!!!”
Lu Ann Balch,
RN Rockford Health Systems


“Excellent overview of material and well organized. Presented in a concise, understandable format.”
Barb Johnson
Rockford Health Systems


“Ali Pabrai is well versed in a multitude of laws, regulations and standards. If your organization must comply with information security requirements, you will do well to take the CSCS™ course.”
Tony Lewis
Intuit, Inc.


“A lot of info in a short time. Many acronyms. Things we have discussed about regulations in more detail, makes me understand how important it is to be ready for any kind of disaster. Very good speaker-not boring! Very informative, very passionate about his work.”
Carmella Kane
Rockford Health Systems


“The information was very valuable to our organization and we could benefit from extended training and review of our documentation as to where we are with all of these processes.”
Lory Brantley
Rockford Health Systems


“I thought that it was very good and I got a lot out of it.”
Ron Scott
Rockford Health Systems


“Explained that there is more to regulations than I knew.”
Gary Henderson
Rockford Health Systems


“I was very comfortable in HIPAA. The other information received was very informative and enlightening. My position is Clinical Computer Training Specialist.”
Lu Ann Balch, RN
Rockford Health Systems


“Slides good. Explanations good; good comparisons between different legislations. Especially appreciated ‘live’ examples.”
Terrie Edwards
Rockford Health Systems


“CSCS™ Program is very good. Presentation was good and presenter was very knowledgeable about subject and very passionate about security.”
Brian Akey
Rockford Health Systems


“Good instructor. Knowledgeable about subjects covered.”
Mark Diaz
Intuit, Inc.


“Attending the CSCS™ program really gave me more detailed knowledge and understanding of the rules, regulations, and laws of my career field. It opened my eyes to see exactly how my organization compares in the application of the IT rules and regulations and best practices.”
LaDonna Webb
Trace Security, Inc.


“Great course, great instructor. The information given at the course will definitely help me in future work.”
Alex Pilijuzov
Intuit, Inc.


“After taking the program, I gained more knowledge in those 2 days than I did taking years worth of classes at my local community college.”
Rick Blanford


“Having no security background I found this program to be very informative and well organized and presented. The program took a very complex subject and made it understandable in a short period of time.”
Peter Savarese, President
Compliance Counsel, LLC


“This class really provided very good coverage of the numerous compliance regulations and laws that are impacting businesses. I would recommend this class to anyone that is responsible or involved with information security in their organization.”
Kevin Westby
Blessing Hospital


“Excellent curriculum. Excellent instruction. Absolutely one of the best classes I have attended. I am looking forward to my next class with ecfirst. Ali is definitely one of the best instructors I have ever had – definitely among the top three.”
Casey A. Pitts
Humility of Mary Health Partners


“The course material was very detailed and will provide good reference material for future compliance projects. The instructor was very knowledgeable and passionate about the information that he covered in class. I learned a great deal of information in a short time.”
Bill Kelty
Sherman Hospital


“I was very pleased with the training materials that were provided. In general, the hardest part was keeping the different pieces of legislation straight, since they are so similar. That was a part of several questions where I knew the content of what the question was asking, but had trouble choosing the terminology. I think this was a good experience, and I’m looking forward to the HIPAA class.”
Steve Currie
Ernest & Young


“Enthusiastic presenter. Keeps participants engaged in subject matter. Good technical content.”
Kim Ries
Ernest & Young


“The CSCS™ class was very informative and pertinent to the key items faced today in the IT security world. Ali Pabrai was very knowledgeable and a very b presenter. I enjoyed the structure of the class and the format it was delivered.”
Bob Ranalla
Ernest & Young


“Made the (dry) material as entertaining as it could be.”
Janet Rudie
Ernest & Young


“Thank you for covering across all the relevant and important regulations as they relate to security. The training was very concise and prescriptive. It was a well taught out interpretation across all regulations.”
Karl Anderson
Ernest & Young


“This 2 day class was well prepared and provided us supporting documentation. Our instructor was well prepared and able and willing to answer our questions.”
Michael Ranalla
Ernst & Young


“The instructor was excellent at making the content come alive and make a rather mundane subject area interesting. The content, PowerPoint presentations, data sheets and supporting material were extremely helpful. They were to the point, specific and very helpful.”
Fayaz Jatter
Ernest & Young


“I did enjoy the presentations and I thought the content was good!”
Cynthia Lee
Ernest & Young


“The CSCS™ course is an effective mechanism to inform IT professionals of the regulations that encompass IT security. I enjoyed the course!”
Jonathan Harrell
Trace Security, Inc


“This course was a great experience. I’m impressed with the format, instruction, and way ecfirst boiled the complexity down.”
Anonymous
Chicago Public Class 2010


“The ecfirst CSCS™ Program is an essential resource to any organization that takes security seriously.”
Josh Baker
ThinAir Data Corp


“Lots of information in 2 days. However, well represented. Learned information to take back home. All in all a great class.”
Anonymous
Chicago Public Class 2010

CCSA℠

“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


“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 b 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


“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


“Overall rating of instructor: 10. CCSA program was concise. Good presentation. A very passionate instructor. Great information.”
Don Howard
CHMB


“Have a much better understanding of HIPAA, NIST, and HITRUST. Instructor was a fountain of knowledge and expertise. Ali’s passion, knowledge and experience facilitates the attendee to learn concepts that can be so overwhelming without his guidance. He makes a difficult topic interesting and quite digestible. Over rating of CCSA program: 10. Over rating of instructor: 10”
Vicki Brown
CHMB


“Very knowledgeable instructor, provided timely and relevant examples and resources. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”
Mary Honomichi
Siouxland Community Health Center


“Instructor has breadth of knowledge on cybersecurity. Overall rating of CCSA program: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”
Andy Ansryan, Senior Director, Information Security
O’Neil Digital Solutions


“Checklists + methodology for NIST based CSF was explained well. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Great overview of the NIST CsF and how it applies to a cybersecurity program.”
T. R. Piller, IT Director + ISO
Arkray


“Energetic instructor and made the training material easier to understand. Overall rating of course: 9. Overall rating of instructor: 9.”


“Frameworks and risk analysis, risk management, encryption were strengths of the course. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”
Katherine Wilson, Senior Internal Auditor
University of Rochester


“Knowledgeable speaker. Presented in a very informative way. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. The speaker was knowledgeable on the subject matter. Expertise came through in his presentation. I highly recommend him!”
Suzanne Kaneshiro, Privacy Officer
Dept. of Public Health & Social Services, Guam


“Long-time expertise of the instructor and a very logical layout of the course material were strengths of the CCSA Program. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. For a non-IT HIPAA professional like myself, this course gave a comprehensive, but easy-to-understand structure for integrating privacy and security requirements.”
Brett Shrader , Privacy Officer
Beacon Health Options


“Information provided was in-depth and easy to understand. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Great class! Instructor was knowledgeable on topic. He answered all my questions and explained things in a way you can easily understand.”
Kayla Wharton, HIPAA Compliance Specialist
Innovative, Inc.


“Focused, interactive, real-life examples. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Excellent prep course led by knowledgeable, entertaining cyber professional, who brought dry security concepts to life.”
Victoria Gage-Bernheimer, Privacy Counsel
Accenture


“Instructor was very prepared for the course. Overall rating of instructor: 9. Good material and relevant examples provided by trainer.”
Imran Khan
Etisalat


“Overall rating of instructor: 9. The cybersecurity framework and HIPAA incident and risk management were the strengths of the course.”
Uzair Ahmad
Etisalat


“Overall rating of instructor: 10. Overall rating of course: 10. Excellent program.”
Ghulam Qasim
Etisalat


“Overall rating of instructor: 10. Overall rating of course: 10. The content was the strength of the program.”
Sumit Sharma
Etisalat


“Overall rating of instructor: 9. Overall rating of course: 9. A well structured course.”
Amal Alhajeri
Etisalat


“Overall rating of instructor: 9. Overall rating of course: 9. The cybersecurity framework that was covered was the strength of the program.”
Amr Nabil


“A well organized and highly illustrated program with industry expertise delivered. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Overall rating of course: 10. The multiple frameworks discussed was a strength of the program.”
Subramaniam Vaidhyanathan
Etisalat


“The course was very beneficial and with in-depth cybersecurity information. This helped enhance the security knowledge of the attendees. Mr. Pabrai highlighted and covered most areas starting from the history of security and included relevant examples. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Overall rating of course: 10.”
Mohammad Ali Al Hallami
Etisalat


“Instructor was prepared for delivery of the program. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Overall rating of course: 10.”
Vijay Kumar Soni
Etisalat


“Expert level instructor. Complex topics explained in an easy to understand manner. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Overall rating of course: 9.”
Antonio Barrantes
Etisalat


“Great knowledge of the instructor around the topics. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Overall rating of course: 9.”
Francisco Ruiz
Etisalat


“Overall rating of instructor: 10. Overall rating of course: 10. Good delivery.”
Boby Kuruvila George
Etisalat


“Organized, explained things well. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Cynthia Thomas


“Instructor were very informative, detailed & had plenty of knowledge regarding the course. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Joshua Allen
CTSI


“The instructor was able to hold my attention & engaged with the class. I really enjoyed this course. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Haley Duplechin
CTSI


“I enjoyed the class very much. It was very informative. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.”
Selina Sauls
CTSI


"Depth of data and comprehensive coverage. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Matthew Holt
CTSI


“All of the information is valid and useful. I thoroughly enjoyed this class. Ali & Lorna made the topic interesting.”
Tina Peterson
CTSI


“Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Angela Wright
CTSI


“Great course on cybersecurity. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Mark Thomas
CTSI


“General information of cybersecurity & steps to make a plan. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Mark Andrew Tillman
Lee County Library


“A lot of information covered in one day. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.”
Patricia Kay Rowland
U.S.M.C


“Lots of material covered. Good study media and well organized. Good class overall. Good instructors. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.”
Jamie Drew
CTSI


“Class gave b framework for cybersecurity planning. Instructors had solid gasp of material. Added more real-life examples.”
Daniel Hedges
NEOS


“Detailed, well presented, structured & done in a logical sequence. Instructors understand the importance of the material. Loved the course, a pleasure to be able to participate. Certainly, appropriate for today’s continuously cyber intensive world. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Dale Brown
MCLSI


“Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
John Hardin
CTSI


“Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Steven Thompson
NEOS


“Like the checklists in the CCSA class.”

“Great view of how all the different components of a security program relate to each other. The CCSA class did a good job of pulling the pieces together.”

“Wide range of topics covered. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”

“Have a much better understanding if cybersecurity topics covered. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”

“Instructor was able to relate the sometimes dry material to real life scenarios.”

“Instructor was energetic. Kept us engaged. Course book and reference materials provided were great.”

“b instructor. Knowledgeable, and covered topics well. Overall rating of course: 9. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”

“Ali did a great job presenting the material. Great compliance information.”

“Great overview. Fit my needs perfectly! Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Ali’s passion for cybersecurity comes out during his delivery. The passion encourages participation and learning. Ali is very open to questions and dialog that makes the subject material yours.”

“The CCSA Program was organized and concise. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”

“Good high level overview. Ali is very engaging and knowledgeable. I have no doubt about his mastery of the topics and it shows. Overall rating of course: 9. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”

“Very good and informative. I enjoyed the course and presentation.”

“Strength of the course included instructor knowledge and the reference book. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”

“Much better course than others I have taken. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”

Private, On-Site CCSA Class Evaluation, June 2017
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“The CCSA Program provided a great governance strategy review of the cybersecurity framework. Within my executive role and planning with our Board of Directors, the information delivered was invaluable! This will enable us to move forward with our cybersecurity plan. The strength of the course included: checklists and the NIST CSF review.”
Lori Beeby
Community Hospital


“The CCSA Program content was clear and concise. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. I would highly recommend this class for anyone involved in cybersecurity program development and maintenance.”
Nita Bowers
The Training Place


“Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”
Debbie Tidmore
UnityPoint Health


“Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”
Laurie Sullivan
Qunicy Medical Group


“Good overall coverage of security planning and thought process.”
John Boualavong
Quincy Medical Group


“Great detailed information.”
Derek Sailors
Community Hospital


“Clear communication, knowledge and explanation of slide-to-test ratio. “Overall rating of course: 9.5. Overall rating of instructor: 9.5. Enjoying class. Good information. Very relevant to current role.”
Michael Lane
UnityPoint Health


“Interactive and informative course. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Matthew Dee
Rise Services


“The course definitely helps me prepare for my tasks in the near future. The instructor was very clear in his explanation. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10. I definitely will take similar courses with ecfirst. Instructor was knowledgeable and friendly.”
Mao Nuon
Akili Interactive


“Instructor was very prepared for the course. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”
Tom Barker


“Very easy to understand. Well organized with real world intelligence. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10. While the material is complicated, the course book, and instructor’s passionate presentation not only made it easy to understand, but an enjoyable and fun experience.”
Dan Schmidt
KMBS


“Course brings the concepts and terminology together. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9. Great to meet a practicing instructor who is an industry recognized SME.”
Abhu Bhattacharya
KMBS


“The strength of the CCSA course was the outline and explanation of the NIST framework, as well as implementation of a cybersecurity program. Small class size with great dialogue. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9. The CCSA course opened my eyes to different cybersecurity frameworks, as well as talk track I should be having with clients on how our services are helping customers get from their current profile to the target cyber profile.”
Brennan Allen
All Covered


“The CCSA Program was outstanding on every level. Overall rating of Course: 10; Overall rating of Instructor: 10. Strength of the Course: All of it.”
Bob Acosta
KMBS


“The CCSA course provides a blend of overview with appropriate drill downs. Overall rating of Course: 10; Overall rating of Instructor: 10.”
Chris Elmore
All Covered


“Very informative course. Overall rating of Course: 10; Overall rating of Instructor: 10.”
Ezekial Keator
P-M-S


“Excellent course. Overall rating of Course: 10; Overall rating of Instructor: 10.”
Ron Gillis
Konica Minolta


“Great course! Lots of useful information presented in a concise and relevant manner. Overall rating of Course: 10; Overall rating of Instructor: 10. Strength of the Course: Engaging presentation style. Real world examples, not just reading from slides. Lots packed into session.”
Peter Coronado
Conceptual MindWorks


“Ali does a great job covering all the topics. Excellent course! Overall rating of Course: 10; Overall rating of Instructor: 10. Strength of the Course: All around great course.”
Jorge Gomez
HistoryMaker Homes


“Overall rating of Course: 10; Overall rating of Instructor: 10. Strength of the Course: Broad, yet concise.”
Lakai Collins
Verizon


“Excellent teacher and speaker. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. I was apprehensive taking the course expecting it to be too technical. The information was presented so well and so easy to absorb.”
Dawn Meglino
StratxIT Solutions


“Pabrai covered a lot of information. Effectively and concisely. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Wonderful course. Excellent instructor!”
Nickie Braxton
Boston Medical Center


“Very detailed and well delivered. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”
Brad Fell, MD
Allied Physicians Group


“Nicely laid out program. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. I did not know what to expect coming here. I learned a lot of valuable information to use in my own practice. So glad I came!”
Dale Musson


“Checklists are useful. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”
Jacqueline Holmes
Cummins, Inc.


“Excellent instructor and slide deck. Clearly expert on topic. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”
Deborah Tokos
United Health Services Hospitals


“Practical and functional. Topical and quick. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”
Paul Sponcia
The IT Company


“Instructor is educated in all areas of security.”
Andy Ansryan

“Great information. Very thorough. The amount of information provided is amazing! Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. I feel more confident when I speak to my clients because of my experience with ecfirst.”
Mark Slivka
Edwards Business Systems


“Topics were explained carefully/methodically.”
Michael Williams


“Review, redundancy, emphasis on key topics were strengths of the course. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”
Karen Pugh


“Detailed focus on practical examples.”
Ricardo Santiago


“Referenced materials, regulatory guidance provided, instructor’s vast knowledge of subject matter were strengths of the CCSA Program. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. I am so glad that I decided to sign up for this course.”
Eric A. Emmer-Ross
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center


“Very knowledgeable instructor. Easy to understand slides. Excellent speaker. Overall rating of course: 9. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Very informative and great interaction with group.”
Shon Ward


“Comprehensive. Solid information. Excellent material to take away. Overall rating of course: 9. Overall rating of instructor: 9. The courses moves at a dynamic pace, but was very comprehensive. Gave a solid base on which to define and create a cyber security framework.”
Gary Channer
Moxie Software


“The strength of the course was the quality of instruction and information. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. I was a bit apprehensive concerning the technical aspects of the subject matter. However, Ali made it easy to understand and apply to my organization. Super job!”
Lou Dinatale
U.S. Army


"The CCSASM Program was exceptional. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. The course content is exceptional. Ali is an extraordinary presenter. I was motivated, empowered and equipped to develop and enhance a comprehensive cybersecurity program."
Elsa Zavala
Citizens Business Bank


"The breakdown of the cybersecurity framework was the strength of the CCSASM course. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Thank you for a great class."
CCSASM Program Attendee, Ontario, California


"Topics were relevant, tangible, to my responsibilities. Further enhance my understanding."
CCSASM Program Attendee, Ontario, California


"Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10."
Fabiola Rios
Citizens Business Bank


"The strength of the course was that information provided was coupled with examples of how to implement the program. The CCSASM Program was very informative."
CCSASM Program Attendee, Ontario, California


"It was really good overall. Great job. Able to understand concepts clearly. Overall rating of course: 9. Overall rating of instructor: 10."
CCSASM Program Attendee, Ontario, California


"The strength of the course was the instructor’s knowledge. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10."
Debra Hite
Citizens Business Bank


"Very informative. Simplified information. Nice checklists and examples. The class was informative and provided real world examples. It was presented in a fun and simplified manner."
Brent Holmes
Citizens Business Bank


"The strength of the CCSASM Program is that it made a very large and complex area into an understandable format. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Thank you so much. This was a wonderful course. The instructor was very prepared for the course."
Peter Csaba
Citizens Business Bank


"The strength of the CCSASM Program was it provided a clear picture of what is required in a cybersecurity plan and associated requirements. Overall rating of the course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Instructor was very prepared for the CCSASM Program. This was a very complete overview of the elements of a cybersecurity framework, creating a plan, and the associated requirements."
Harry Anderson
Konica Minolta


"Great content, and checklists. The instructor lives and breathes this! Overall rating of instructor: 10."
Tim Coker
All Covered


"Strength of the course was walking thru a framework to establish a cybersecurity program. Overall rating of the course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Course provided a fantastic foundation to engage an enterprise environment, regarding establishing their cybersecurity program."
Jaime Verva
All Covered


"b content. Great communication. Overall rating of the course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10."
Joseph Harris
Vizient


"I enjoyed increasing my technical knowledge in this important area. I cannot wait to apply what I have learned. I will continue to build on my knowledge based on a careful review of the course content. Overall rating of the course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. CCSASM Program has a structured communication and content."
Ken Boyer
Konica Minolta


"Very detailed explanation about building and managing a cybersecurity program. Overall rating of the course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Excellent program."
Tracy Wood
Konica Minolta


"Material was well organized and presented in a methodical manner. Overall rating of the course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10."
Mary Nickle
TerraCom Direct


"Best class I have ever taken at Konica Minolta! Instructor was very prepared for the CCSASM Program. Overall rating of the course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. The strength of the program is that it beautifully covers the area of cybersecurity. The course made a complex area logical and simple. Provides me with ability to qualify questions to assess my clients. I am now able to articulate to all stakeholders in the corporate office why this program will be important to them – CEO, Legal, Compliance, BioEngineering, CIO, CISO, CTO, Privacy Officer, even HR."
Katherine Finley
Konica Minolta


"Being a former Sales Educator, I know first hand how challenging it can be to hold the attention of an audience when teaching. This is especially true when the information is technical and possibly arcane to some in your class. Ali Pabrai performs this very difficult task with great ease, command, and enthusiasm. It makes the learning experience not just fun but effective. Great Job Ali!"
Clif Magee
Engagement Team Manager, Los Angeles Market
Konica Minolta Business Solutions


"Course Strengths: Presentation Material of the CCSASM course."
Grace Parker
Parsons Corporation


"Course Rating: 10, Instructor Rating: 10"
Howard Blober
Full Spectrum Assess


"Comprehensive yet moved quickly Course Rating: 10, Instructor Rating: 10"
Margaret Ayala
Los Angeles County


"Checklist, documents, and resources provided, knowledgeable instructor. Course Rating: 10, Instructor Rating: 10"
Derek Christopher
Hines and Associates


"Well organized, practical study very useful."
Sungih Ahu

"A+ Course. Rating: 10 Instructor Rating: 10"
Connie Seal
Deep Run Security


"Good overall review of NIST CSF Framework. Instructor Rating: 10"
David Sanner
Cisco


"Subjects covered were very well presented. Course Strengths: Outline in all areas and checklists. Course Rating: 10, Instructor Rating: 10"
Eugene Fry
Scryptinc


"I believe the information was clearly presented. Course Strengths: Updated information and knowledge of teacher. Course Rating: 10, Instructor Rating: 10"
Karen Figueroa
Evangelical Covenant


"Instructor has a high knowledge of subject and passes that info with enthusiasm Course Rating: 10, Instructor Rating: 10"
Andrew Parleto


"Course Rating: 10, Instructor Rating: 10"
BAli Mirshafii
KMBS


"Solid Introduction to Cyber Security. Course Rating: 10, Instructor Rating: 10"
Bryan Taylor
All Covered


"Interactive program with examples. Course Rating: 10, Instructor Rating: 10"
Drew Catalpo
All Covered


"Great pace, good information that is relevant. Course Rating: 10, Instructor Rating: 10"
Richard Richison
All Covered


"Great presentation. I very much enjoyed the day. Now if only I can pass the exam! Over rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Instructor hit all topics well. Strength of course was the great exchange."
Steve Lewis, EVP & COO
StoAmigo


"Foundation information to prepare an effective cybersecurity program was a strength of the CCSASM course. Over rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10."
William Evans, CIO
CSVS


"Strength of the course was its comprehensive and general application across industries. Over rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10."
Brett Peters, Regional Manager
Konica Minolta


"Strength of the course was the higher level of knowledge of cyber security."
Kari Orrender, Regional Manager
Konica Minolta


"Very clear! Detailed! Pulled the CHP and CSCS courses together. Over rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10."
Stephanie Benoit-Kurtz, VP
Link Technologies


"I have taken ecfirst courses before, and I returned due to the thorough and lively information. Over rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. The checklists and discussions were the strengths of the course."
Michael O’Hara
MedSec Privacy


"Ali Pabrai was masterful. He allowed us to bring up most topical recent events in the media. Over rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. ecfirst is a top-notch training organization. The materials and the CCSASM program are fantastic."
Rick Kingsbury
Konica Minolta


"The application of cyber security practices in the real world were a strength of the CCSASM program. Over rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Ali Pabrai is a wealth of information. He is adept at explaining complex issues in a simplistic manner."
Kevin Roth
Konica Minolta


"The cyber security checklists and workflows that were outlined seem like they will be very helpful. Over rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Ali Pabrai is a very engaging instructor who brought life to a rather mundane topic. I appreciate the knowledge and experience that he brought to the class. I look forward to working with him in the future."
James Trewin, Sr. VP, Information Services
CHMB


"Great overview of NIST CSF and related information. Spirited discussion with classmates. Overall rating of instructor: 10. The CCSASM Program instructor-led class is a very informative introductory class to cyber security. Would recommend for anyone involved in or concerned with their cyber security posture would take the certification training."
Ian Maurer, Sr. VP of Technology
CHMB


"Applicable knowledge and detailed information that is usable and well organized were the strngths of the CCSASM program. Overall rating of instructor: 10."
Student, Las Vegas CCSASM Program


"We have been heavily involved in HIPAA Security for several years. The CCSASM program is a terrific course to understand HIPAA Security and the cyber security framework. We learned how to expand the framework into what we are already doing. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Very good high-level coverage!"
Charity Sharpe
Unity Point Health


"Enjoyed all of the discussions with Ali and his input. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Great course. Amazing instructor. One of the best training classes I have attended."
Karen Durbin


"Loved the real life examples in the course. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Very informative. I understand a lot more than I did before."
Kris Laidley


"The strength of the course was the format of the instruction given and the style of the presentation. Encouragement of class participation was great. I really enjoyed the class. I learned a lot about cyber security. Overall rating of instructor: 10. I walked away with some practical applications."
Beth Manley
Iowa State Association of Counties


"Tied all the information on cyber security together! Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Great enthusiasm. Terrific way to learn about IT and cyber security."
Lorna Waggoner


"Tied everything together for me from CHP and CSCS classes. Overall rating of course: 9. Overall rating of instructor: 10."
Deb Lang


"Good overview from a high-level perspective. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10."
Roy Hansen


"The CCSASM book and the powerpoint presentation were the strengths of the program. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10."
Heather Burke


"Strength of the CCSASM course were the examples presented by the instructor. Ali is an excellent instructor with good personality and examples shared. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10."
Stephanie Toms


"Was great to see all the cyber security information presented, pulled together at the end! Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10."
Annjonette Mimi Hart
Unity Point Health


"The many side stories shared on cyber security that relate to ways to converse with security with clients – were a strength of the CCSASM Program. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10."
Fritz Craiger


"Very effective presentation delivered in the CCSASM Program. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10."
Rob Blue
Unity Point Health


"The manual, powerpoint, and the instructor were the strength of the CCSASM Program. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10."
Adam Romo


"Wow! Great instructor/presenter! CCSASM is a terrific course."
Attendee, Sep 2016


"Very informative. Kept if fun and interesting."
Attendee, Sep 2016


"Helps us to build and validate the security program for the enterprise. Overall rating of course and instructor: 10."
Anca Banciu
Montefiore Health System


"Good materials and checklist for cyber security."
Attendee, Sep 2016


"Ali Pabrai is a great instructor! Did a phenomenal job in presenting material for the CCSASM program in such a short amount of time. Overall rating of course and instructor: 10. Great instructor. Great resources."
Angela Simmons
Total Medical Compliance


"Very informative and kept it fun and interesting. Overall rating of course and instructor: 10. The organization of slides and data within the slides were strength of the course."
Attendee, Sep 2016


"Informed instructor. Overall rating of course and instructor: 10."
Terri Durst
Southwest Diagnostic Imaging


"Good overview with detail backup for future reference."
Charles Rivers
SDI


"The strengths of the course were content, checklists, and comprehensive review of policy standards. Overall rating of course and instructor: 10."
Patrick Cross
Memorial Health


"Clear to follow. Thoroughly outlined. Overall rating of course and instructor: 10. Thank you for a very clear explanation of a complicated area."
Judith D. Thompson, Esq.
Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office


"The strengths of the course included content, materials, presenter/instructor, and the participants’ background and expertise. Mr. Pabrai provided an excellent environment for participants to contribute experiences and input to the topics covered. Mr. Pabrai demonstrated complete knowledge of subject matter. I will recommend participation in future courses."
Rafael Diaz
Clinicas del Camino Real, Inc.


"The instructor was very prepared for the course. The strengths of the course included details, full of information and easy to follow along. Being new to the field Ali Pabrai made it fun, interesting and easy to understand the content. Overall rating of course and instructor: 10. I am very satisfied with the overall presentation and the information provided."
Timothy Olson
Southwest Health System


"The strength of the course was the wide coverage of topics. Denis Burns
FSU College of Medicine


"Dynamic speaker and able to deliver technical content in an easy to understand manner. Overall rating of course and instructor: 10. Instructor Ali Pabrai was extremely knowledgeable and effective at teaching the CCSASM material. I thoroughly enjoyed this course."
Lisa Jackel
Goodwill of the Finger Lakes, Inc.


"The checklists and content that can be easily implemented into processes – were the strengths of the course."
Jessica James
Amedisys, Inc


"Course was thorough and included good materials. Very good course. Very thorough information provided. Class interaction was very important."
Andrei Dumitrescu
State of Tennessee

HITRUST

HITRUST Cybersecurity Strategy Workshop

Thank you again for the presentation by Pabrai at the HITRUST 2019 Global Conference in Texas. My opinion was that Pabrai delivered the best presentation of the conference. Very professional, thoughtfully constructed, and presented with passion.
Neal Francom | Compliance and Audit
OODA Health

I attended Pabrai’s HITRUST (Kaizen) at the HITRUST 2019 Global Conference. I thought it was the best session of the show. I appreciated the approach and content.
Todd Heinz | Enterprise Security Risk Management Practice
Heartland Business Systems

ecfirst is a great partner for P3 Health Partners as we work towards HITRUST certification. We started with an extremely tight time frame which required all involved to be focused and dedicated to our objective. ecfirst has been a dedicated partner and provided whatever resources were needed for us to accomplish our goals. Every person from ecfirst has been professional and knowledgeable. They have continuously gone up and beyond expectations and truly been a partner that cares about their clients. I look forward to our continued partnership because I know they have our best interest in mind.
Devery Goodey | Vice President of Information Systems
P3 Health Partners

I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you. Thank you and the excellent team at ecfirst for hard work, late hours, and diligence during the first round of our HITRUST certification, and now working on our annual risk management and HIPAA compliance assessment.

We at BRG are always looking to improve and enhance our compliance and cybersecurity posture. This is an area of executive and strategic priority for our organization to secure confidential client information. From HIPAA compliance, cybersecurity pen tests, to the HITRUST certification engagement, we have found ecfirst to be an exceptional partner that labored incredibly hard for us, with us. The ecfirst insight and diligence to ensuring HITRUST certification mandates are met led to us completing our engagement on budget and time. We look forward to deeper collaboration with ecfirst in the cybersecurity space in the future. I know you are personally committed and engaged to ensure BRG success with each engagement. I continue to recommend ecfirst highly and often!
Chip Goodman | Vice President of Information Technology
Berkeley Research Group, LLC

BrightOutcome is focused in improving patient health outcomes across the continuum of care. BrightOutcome is deeply committed to securing patient information across our systems and Web-based applications. We have been working with Ali Pabrai and his wonderful team at ecfirst since 2012.

The ecfirst team literally helped us build our HIPAA practices from ground up, allowing us to offer secure HIPAA-compliant eHealth and health IT solutions to our customers across the U.S. We are actively taking the logical next step in working with ecfirst to pursue the HITRUST certification in order to further expand our market. We see the partnership with ecfirst as an integral part of our business strategy and have been extremely satisfied with the quality and value of the services that ecfirst has rendered.
DerShung Yang, PhD | Founder & President
BrightOutcome

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
Srcg Ops – Business Technology

Provant Health partnered with ecfirst to build a plan and assist in executing it with the goal of achieving HITRUST certification.

Ali Pabrai and his team were flexible, collaborative, and most importantly patient as we worked to educate our management team and key employees on the meaning and value of HITRUST. Due to many internal corporate changes, the first phase of the project took much longer than planned but ecfirst stayed with us the whole way. They pushed our team when needed but also stepped back and gave us room at times.

’d recommend ecfirst to any company who wants to understand HITRUST or work on assessing and remediating their processes and systems in preparation for certification.
Tom Basiliere | Chief Information Officer
Provant Health

Overall rating of the HITRUST Workshop: 9. Overall rating of the Instructor: 9.
Bhavesh Merai
Walgreens

Very informative. Provided me great direction on what to do to move organization towards HITRUST Certification. Overall rating of the HITRUST Workshop: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.
Tom Streeter
Healthcare Information Management

Very good overview of HITRUST requirements. Overall rating of the HITRUST Workshop: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.
Jeff Beall
Amita Health

Well prepared. Overall rating of the HITRUST Workshop: 9. Overall rating of the Instructor: 9.
Rob Royse
St. Louis County BPM

Very informative. Information was detailed, and session very informative. Overall rating of the HITRUST Workshop: 9. Overall rating of the Instructor: 9.
Oai Huynh
Revenuewell Systems LLC

Very informative. Picked up new information even after being very familiar with the process workflow having gone through it. Overall rating of the HITRUST Workshop: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.
Bryan Villanueva
TriOnfo

Great overview of HITRUST, assessment process and certification process. Ali is an engaging speaker who can make the topic of cybersecurity interesting. This workshop gives a really well-structured high-level overview of HITRUST. Overall rating of the HITRUST Workshop: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.
Suresh Krishnan
Mazik Global

Great presentation with energetic and passionate delivery. Allowed great questions from the audience. Awesome to have matter of fact answers. I hope to learn more about HITRUST and its capabilities in the future, so, I can continue to support my team and manager. Overall rating of the HITRUST Workshop: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.
Blandi Lister
Telligen

The strength of the HITRUST Workshop is pulling the diverse group together and providing excellent training materials. Overall rating of the HITRUST Workshop: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.
Villay Himis
Amita Health

Practical approach to HITRUST journey. Overall rating of the HITRUST Workshop: 9. Overall rating of the Instructor: 9.
D.S. Suresh Kumar
Wishbone Club

Really informative. Instructors were very knowledgeable; Michael from HITRUST was a great resource to have in the workshop. Overall rating of the HITRUST Workshop: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.
Juan Busanest
U.S. Army/Brooke Army N.C.

In-depth industry knowledge. The workshop provided more insight and information to streamline HITRUST certification. In other-words, the workshop demystified HITRUST. Overall rating of the HITRUST Workshop: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.
Vanessa Jacobs
Integration Link LLC

Flowed well. Discussed current changes to CSF and what is coming on the next 12 months. Ali Pabrai and his Team are very engaging and are really knowledgeable in all steps throughout the HITRUST certification process. Overall rating of the HITRUST Workshop: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.
Scott Moherek BRG

Depth of knowledge and HITRUST executive onsite were the greatest strength of the program. Valuable to see this available to all ecfirst clients and potential clients. Overall rating of the HITRUST Workshop: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.
Chip Goodman
BRG

The course is very informative. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.
Amanda Geers
Hoag Hospital

Better understanding of HITRUST connection between Policies, Procedures and Evidence. Overall rating of the Course: 9. Overall rating of the Instructor: 9.
Ronnie Beekee
Hoag Hospital

Good Information. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.
James Ablan Go
Hoag Hospital

Good overview of security to achieve HITRUST maturity. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.
Waleed Bassyoni
Hoag Hospital

Very well-structed and helped me to understand easily. Overall Rating of the Course: 10. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 10.
Dara Huston
DMN Tech

Broad real-world experience, not just technical overlay. Overall Rating of the Course: 10. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 10.
Christina Whitlock
H3 Strategies

Clearly outlined the HITRUST compliance program, and the importance of scoping. Overall Rating of the Course: 10. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 10.
Dhara Shah
Student

The workshop helped me to understand technical aspects clearly. Overall Rating of the Course: 10. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 10.
Shahram Ghobadi

The workshop explained me the value of HITRUST. The course solidified my desire to obtain this certification. Overall Rating of the Course: 9. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 10.
Ken Mickelson
Printer Logic

The topics helps us to become HITRUST professional. I have gone through the CHP and CSCSTM. Overall Rating of the Course: 10. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 10.
Chris Bosque
Printer Logic

Before coming to the course, I knew little. But at the end of the course, I just nailed it than I thought. Showed the process and what to expect with HITRUST. Overall Rating of the Course: 10. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 10.
Soh Beela
Printer Logic

Exceptional preparation. Instructors knowledge is the strength of the course. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.
Andrew Hoffman
Broadridge

Good review. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.
Kelley Moore
Broadridge

Excellent road map & how to be prepared for the certification. I have good foundation to prepare for the process of certification. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.
Kristina Cole
Broadridge

Great course. Very informative.
Blore Weissman
Broadridge

Yes, all instructors were prepared & knowledge experts. I think this was a very good ‘overview’ of HITRUST and what it encompasses and what we as an organization can expect from the assessor and HITRUST. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.
Thomas Edlund
Broadridge

Good overview. Good preparation for the assessments. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.
Susan DeRose
Broadridge