Client References & Testimonials

Client References & Testimonials

Client References & Testimonials

prime healthcare services

“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

Consumer Driven Healthcare Account Administration Leader ecfirst Testimonial

“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

Risk Analysis, Technical Vulnerability Assessment & Social Engineering Client Testimonial For Hospital Network

“Our organization manages an IT infrastructure for a hospital system that is rich and deep in confidential patient information. We selected ecfirst (The HIPAA Academy™) to partner with, for an independent, third-party review of our compliance with HIPAA and HITECH mandates. The core objective of the exercise was a comprehensive risk analysis exercise that was inclusive of a technical vulnerability assessment and a social engineering engagement. We found that ecfirst provided exceptional value for the work they delivered. The staff members were very professional and easy to work with. Their insight and guidance has enabled our organization to be better positioned to address complex compliance requirements. We highly recommend ecfirst and look forward to working with them again in the near future.”

Phil Wasson, President and CEO
TriRivers Health Partners

Enterprise Information Security Plan Testimonial

“ecfirst was engaged to develop a comprehensive enterprise information security plan. The process of development of the plan included interviews, review of critical documents, including policies and information related to security controls implemented.”

“The ecfirst Security Team was very responsive and tailored the information security plan to our specific requirements, including compliance mandates/standards such as HIPAA, HITECH, ISO 27002 and NIST SP 800-53. Work was professionally executed and of exceptional quality. ecfirst has worked hard to earn our confidence and our trust. We look forward to work with ecfirst again in the near future.”

Tom Brink
Director IT Operations, HIPAA Security Officer
Maricopa Integrated Health System

Risk Analysis & ecfirst On-Demand Testimonial

“As a Health Information Exchange (HIE), MHIN is very sensitive to the PHI it manages. MHIN 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.”

Kristi Schmidt
Michiana Health Information Network (MHIN)

Risk Analysis & Vulnerability Assessment Testimonial

“A. O. Fox Memorial Hospital, a member of the Bassett Healthcare Network, in upstate New York provides a broad spectrum of healthcare, with renowned specialties in emergency, acute, and primary care. The privacy and security of patient information is of vital importance to the organization. It is for this reason we selected ecfirst, Home of The HIPAA Academy™, to conduct a thorough and comprehensive review of our safeguards around PHI across the enterprise.”

“ecfirst came across as a diligent organization, exceptionally professional and responsive to all our requirements, be it policy review, risk analysis or technical vulnerability assessment. A relationship of trust has been established and we have no hesitation in recommending ecfirst. We look forward to continuing the relationship we have established with ecfirst in the future.”

Joe Phillips
Director of IT/CIO

Expert Services on Information Security, Testimonial

“Nixon Peabody provides extensive services in the area of HIPAA and HITECH legal services and recently retained the services of Ali Pabrai, MSEE, CISSP (ISSMP, ISSAP) as an expert on information security. The case involved a data breach matter between a covered entity and a business associate. I found Mr. Pabrai and his organization, ecfirst, as exceptionally responsive in supporting all our activities as requested on a timely and professional manner. His insight was valued and of significance. We look forward to our continued association.”

Linn F. Freedman
Nixon Peabody LLP

Business Impact Analysis (BIA) Testimonial

“ecfirst was selected to conduct a comprehensive Business Impact Analysis (BIA) exercise for our complex technology infrastructure with hundreds of servers, applications across several sites. The work was completed professionally by deeply experienced experts that combed through numerous documents, an intense series of workshops and interviews, and resulted in a complete report that was actionable by senior management. ecfirst delivered enormous value in cost and the final report was supported by an executive presentation that was tailored to our requirements. We look forward to building a long-term relationship with ecfirst and recommend ecfirst highly.”

Reji Kothari
Senior Director, Technology and Operations Services
Alexian Brothers Health System

“When it comes to compliance and security solutions, Brookshire Brothers has not hesitated to utilize ecfirst and the HIPAA Academy. The value gained through service deliverable performance (Gap and Risk Analysis, Technical Vulnerability Assessments and Policy/Procedure Development) and the knowledge transfer of related training has been immense. Based on their vast experience, the ecfirst team provides impactful solutions recognized in the short and long-term.”

Sumner Osgood
VP of Information Technology
Brookshire Brothers


“When GHX began discussing our march toward HIPAA compliance, there was a general consensus about where we had to be – in three years, but there was also a notable lack of agreement on how we might get there. After thoughtful consideration (and amazing good fortune) we chose to seek the services of ecfirst as our “implementation partners” to assist our efforts with HIPAA using ISO 27000 as the framework.”

“I‟m happy to say, it was the best choice we could have made. Their ISO 27000 experience, comprehensive approach, and practical guidance, have put us solidly on the road to achieving our goal, within our time window.”

“For GHX, achieving compliance is a huge effort, and having a dependable ally was critical to our success.”

Patt Anderson
Compliance Manager

Intergrated Health Management Services

“We have come to rely on ecfirst as our partner for HIPAA and HITECH compliance. As a preferred client in the ecfirst Managed Compliance Services Program (MCSP), ecfirst makes sure that we do the right things at the right times with critical mandates. We have come to rely upon their expertise and are secure in knowing that we are getting the best advice possible. Regulations are constantly changing and the team at ecfirst keeps current with the requirements. ecfirst enables our organization to be focused on what is important.”

“We would highly recommend ecfirst to any covered entity or business associate.”


Lawrence Roberts
Integrated Health Management Services, LLC

“ecfirst provides excellent value across a comprehensive portfolio of first rate solutions for regulations such as HIPAA | HITECH compliance, risk analysis, social engineering, vulnerability assessment, disaster recovery and business continuity. They are not just experts in these respective fields but are able to communicate and motivate corporate audiences to effect change.”

“ecfirst is an excellent business partner that focuses on long term, successful relationships through consistently successful project delivery.”

Joe Granneman
Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Security Officer (CSO)
Rockford Health System

Northwest communtiy Hospital

“Ensuring secure and appropriate access is not just a compliance requirement, but vital for protecting confidential patient information. Northwest Community Hospital (NCH) has been very fortunate to find a partner in ecfirst to address several compliance challenges, be it HIPAA, HITECH, PCI DSS or the FACTA – Red Flags Rule. NCH has been an early adopter of the ecfirst Managed Compliance Services Program (MCSP) which provides a comprehensive framework to address areas such as Business Impact Analysis (BIA), Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP), Risk Analysis, Vulnerability Assessment, Security Remediation, Training, Certification, Policy Updates and more.”

“ecfirst has been a highly valued and responsive partner in its role to enable NCH to be a more trusted hospital.”

Suresh Krishnan
Chief Technology Officer (CTO) & Information Security Officer (ISO)
Northwest Community Hospital (NCH)

“Outcomes Health delivers best in class health information solutions and as a business associate, places high priority for compliance with HIPAA & HITECH mandates. Outcomes has subscribed with the Managed Compliance Services Program (MCSP), an exclusive with ecfirst, Home of The HIPAA Academy, to ensure that policies, risk analysis, vulnerability assessment and associated remediation activities are performed with diligence on a rigid schedule. Our commitment with securing sensitive information is matched by the ecfirst devotion to ensuring continual compliance. Outcomes values the partnership with ecfirst highly.”

Anil Kochhar
Vice Chairman, Compliance Officer, CIO, COO
Outcomes Health Information Solutions

Schumacher Group On-Site Cyber Security & HIPAA Training

“Presented the information in terms that I could understand and follow along with. Hit on the areas concerned with my role.”

“Entertaining, energetic, informative, nice flow.”

“Wealth of Information presented.”

“Ton of info, well organized.”

“The PCI DSS portion was informing.”

“Very Informative.”

“Very Informative and related to our work environment.”

“Highlights of requirements and standards to guide us to needed documentation and auditing practices.”

“Lots of detail – concise presentation.”

“Great coverage of a lot of information.”

“Covered a large amount of information condensed down into a reasonable timeframe.”

“Good flow to course, relevant context, excellent instructor.”

“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.”

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

“We are really grateful to Pabrai and his team coming all the way to Ghana for the HIPAA and CSCSTM training. The training changed the perception of most of the delegates resulting in change of attitude in their work in relation to data protection & handling and IT security. The lessons learnt was invaluable and most of the participants have started putting in requests for an encore.”

“It was a great pleasure working with the ecfirst team, learning about how to handle different working culture in our various countries. We take this opportunity to say a big ‘Ayekoo’ (Well done in our local parlance) to all the team members of ecfirst who made this maiden training program in Ghana a success. Season greetings to you all and a Happy New Year. Cheers and God bless you all.”

Gustav G.L. Cruickshank (Dr.)
Chief Internal Auditor
National Health Insurance Authority

“ecfirst has been one of the best things to happen to our overall information security and privacy compliance program. They literally fell out of the sky and have been a valuable asset to our organization. Their Managed Compliance Services Program (MCSP), methodic approach and thorough analysis leaves no stone unturned, giving our organization the information we need to make effective decisions.”

Wes Rogers
Director, Information Security and Support

GEMCare Health Plan/Managed Care Systems, LP

”I want to state categorically that your work and that of the ecfirst team throughout this process has been exemplary, as has been the finished product. I would not hesitate to recommend you and ecfirst to colleagues at other PPs. Rarely have I been so impressed with the knowledge, professionalism and quality of work as I have been with both of the HIPAA audits your firm performed for PPGG. Thanks again for all of your team‟s hard work.”

Joel Roth
IT Director
Planned Parenthood Golden Gate

State of Illinois, Department of Human Services

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

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

“The on-line support provided by ecfirst was excellent and timely.”

“I highly recommend the ecfirst and HIPAA Academy™ certification courses.”

Peg Tanner
HIPAA Chief Privacy Officer
State of Illinois, Department of Human Services
U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs


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

“ecfirst is one of the finest educational organizations with whom I have had the pleasure to work. The staff are extremely knowledgeable and experienced both in private sector and government sector security legislation” stated Lydia Duckworth, HIPAA Security Project Manager for the VA.

‟Uday „Ali Pabrai, CEO of ecfirst, was involved in the project from the beginning and delivered the security training. During our work together, Ali Pabrai was able to impart best practices for developing disaster recovery plans, the technical specifications for public key infrastructure and other encryption based solutions, wireless security requirements and the general state of HIPAA Security compliance.”

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

About the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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



“As a Business Associate based in California, Episource is very sensitive about any U.S. healthcare client information it processes at its offshore facility. With a deep commitment to ensure complete HIPAA and HITECH Act compliance, Episource selected ecfirst as the optimal organization to partner with for a comprehensive and thorough analysis of its policies, procedures, and practices to meet U.S. federal and State mandates. Episource is looking to adopt the ISO 27000 as the broad security framework for its internal compliance requirements – and the efforts of ecfirst have positioned us exceptionally well in this area.”

“The ecfirst HIPAA, HITECH and ISO 27000 knowledge, experience, and practical guidance, have put us solidly on the road to achieving our goal, within our time window and budget defined. ecfirst demonstrated enormous flexibility in packaging its services to address our specific requirements.”

“For Episource, achieving compliance is a an issue of ensuring client trust, and we could not have met our objective without the insight and devoted engagement by ecfirst.”

Sishir Reddy

“pi International was looking to partner with a firm that would “look underneath the rocks” to ensure compliance with the HIPAA regulations. No organization provides the depth of expertise and hands-on experience in enabling compliance with regulations as ecfirst, home of the HIPAA Academy. ecfirst has been relentless in ensuring that we at pi raise our bar significantly to protect and secure all PHI we process. We are today a better organization for our clients as a direct result. As a business associate with capabilities in the USA, Singapore, BVI, and India, we treasure our relationship with ecfirst in working with us to always ensure we keep ahead of the regulatory challenges in the healthcare information technology area.”

Peter Isaac
Founder & Chairman
pi international India; pi international LLC – USA; pi international solutions PTE LTD – Singapore; pi international group LTD – BVI.

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“Ali really had his work cut out for him. Talking to a group of security solution experts about compliance and regulation. He also had the added layers of this training being held in Las Vegas during a sales kickoff event which kept most of the attendees up all night:). The material was presented very professionally and with a pleasant level of enthusiasm. Ali’s preparation really paid off as the class often took opportunities to have some fun with him and he didn’t miss a step. Ali’s commitment and professionalism really came through when he offer to host a after-hours study session for us and by the end of the two days it really seemed as Ali was “one of us”

“The class has really helped my confidence in speaking to customers about compliance and I have already been able to use lessons learned in class to assist my customers. Thanks to ecfirst for making compliance training interesting and dare I say fun!“

Michael Lawson
Senior Sales Engineer

“Aultman Hospital in Ohio provides a broad spectrum of healthcare, with renowned specialties in emergency, acute, and primary care. The privacy and security of patient information is of vital importance to the organization. It is for this reason we selected ecfirst, Home of The HIPAA Academy, to conduct on a regular schedule a thorough and comprehensive review of our safeguards around PHI across the enterprise.”

“ecfirst came across as a diligent organization, exceptionally professional and responsive to all our requirements, be it policy review, risk analysis or technical vulnerability assessment. A relationship of trust has been established and we have no hesitation in recommending ecfirst.“

“We look forward to continuing the relationship we have established with ecfirst in the future.“

Barbara J. McGill, AAB, CHP, CSCS
HIPAA Security Officer/Analyst
Aultman Health Foundation

“We conducted a search for the right firm to conduct our HIPAA Privacy and Security self-audit and selected ecfirst because of their exceptional focus on HIPAA rules and regulations.”

“Right from the start, I was very impressed with the ecfirst certification program. The training is thorough and the instructors are very knowledgeable. They are very detail-oriented with their findings and specific with their recommendations.“

“I sleep easier at night knowing we have a company like ecfirst ready to assist us in the interpretation and implementation of the ever-changing HIPAA laws.“

Stephanie Casey
Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP)
Manager, Compliance and Governmental Affairs
Delta Dental of Oklahoma

“Ali’s presentation (OCR HIPAA Audit Prepared) was excellent!”

Mary Beth Joublanc, JD, CIPP/G

Chief Privacy Officer

State of Arizona

“Thank you for today’s webinar, it was very informative and very applicable to our current situation with regard to data security and protection of personal health information.”

Nicole Johnson, Sr. Director, IT
First Things First

“The information was presented in a helpful and accessible manner, and I believe will be easy to share with appropriate members of our compliance team.”

Felicia DeDominicis, J.D.
Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer
& Corporate Compliance Officer
Hospital for Special Care & affiliates

“Thank you for the great presentation on “Prepared for an OCR HIPAA Audit”. Ali Pabrai did a wonderful job in bringing focus on the most important aspects of the OCR HIPAA audit.”

Yolanda C. Gonzales, CISA
IT Compliance, Audit Support
Kaiser Permanente

“Terrific program. Has provided me with some focus for assessing my program.”

Stephanie Musso, RN, MSN, CHC, CHP, CIPP
Stony Brook University Hospital, HIPAA Privacy Officer

“Thanks to you (John) and Ali again for a very informative webinar on Preparing for an OCR audit!”

Andrea Deepe, Compliance Officer
Warren Washington Association for Mental Health, Inc.

“The webinar was very helpful to me. I am fairly new to the security field and attend as many webinars as possible to increase my knowledgebase.”

Donna Stone
Security Access Analyst, Information Systems
Southern New Hampshire Medical Center

“It was a very informative webinar. The information presented enforces our current Policies and Procedure.”

Karen Levy
County of Sacramento

“Thank you. I found the Webinar of great value as someone now working on updating a very old Compliance Plan developed before Hi Tech was of great concern. Your presenter did an excellent job in keeping the slides moving along and focusing on the most relevant issues. As a Director and Board member of the Maryland MGMA, I am going to provide information to the Education Chair regarding the topic. They may be interested in having your company present to our members in Maryland if you are interested.”

Janice F. Abbott

Regional Manager / Compliance Officer

Medical Practice Management, Inc.

“I found the information presented during the Webinar to be useful. It’s important to keep up with what the experts in privacy and security have to say.”

Bonnie R Millman, Privacy Officer

“I really enjoyed the webinar today. It was interesting and informative.”

Mary Taylor

Cumberland County North Carolina

“Final Rule” Webinar, Testimonials

“The information presented by ecfirst has set many thoughts in process to figure out where I need to go. The summary data sent and the slide presentation all are good reminders of what I need to do.”

Timothy Picou, MCSE
Luh Online

“I found the ecfirst presentation offered a more precise and practical overview of what my organization could do in a step-by-step manner to achieve compliance with the final rule. Your presenters are always prepared and knowledgeable in the latest regulations and save me a lot of valuable time that I would have otherwise wasted researching and trying to “decode” the regulations on my own. Thanks again! ”

Elizabeth Fair, CHP
Medical Records Supervisor
HIPAA Privacy Officer

“The presentation was very informative and concise. Great presentation! Lots of information in a digestible, easy to understand, and retain to hit the ground running for compliance. ”

Ron Motiram, Product Manager
Sentry Data Systems, Inc.

“I thought the presentation was excellent and was the right length, and providing us with these two documents is incredibly helpful – and generous. ”

Gary Ansell, CHP
HIPAA Compliance Coordinator
Kaiser Permanente – Center for Health Research

“It was great! For me, maybe even a little too short as I’m always interested in the specifics of HIPAA law. But for others, it was probably just right as it covered all the key points. I don’t think anything was left out.”

M. Iris Anderson, CHP, CHSS, CSCS

Application Analyst – Information Technology Department

HIPAA Security Officer – Desert Valley Hosp & Desert Valley Medical Grp

HIPAA Privacy Officer – Desert Valley Medical Grp

“Excellent presentation on the new HIPAA rules! Thanks so much! ”

Melisa “Lisa” Baize, CRM, CBCP, CDIA+
Clark Baize Consulting, LLC

“Thanks for the great overview of the new rules! ”

Sonya Love
Privacy & Policy Manager
Legal Department – Privacy Office
AtlantiCare Health System

“I’ve been out of privacy for a couple of years now. The presentation was a great overview to help me to understand the changes in privacy. Thank you for bringing the above-referenced presentation to us today.”

Tammy Nash

Senior Legal Service Specialist


“Thank you for providing the Webinar this afternoon on the Final Rule. We are pleased to be partnered with ecfirst and rely on your expertise. ”

Beth Cannon
Senior Contracts Administrator II

“I found the presentation very informative. Thank you. ”

Brenda Stevenson
Privacy Officer
Titusville Area Hospital

“Thank you for the very helpful webinar today. ”

Debbie Mikels
Corporate Manager, Confidentiality
Partners HealthCare System

“Thanks for the great presentation! ”

Kaiser Permanente

“I did enjoy the presentation – it was just the high level review I needed since I had not had the time to study directly.”

Nadine Turner

Manager, SOX & Compliance – LSSBB, CSM, CHP, CSCS

Kaiser Permanente

“I would like to express my great appreciation to ecfirst for the exceptional Webinar training on HIPAA which proved extremely useful to me and my team. We look forward to more of these training to remain conversant with the latest updates on HIPAA. ”

Suraj Kumar Naidu
Senior Vice President
pi International

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

Francesca Lanier
Utah Department of Health

“I found the webinar on the Final Rule to be very valuable. It was a clear and concise message about what to expect with the recent changes. I look forward to the next webinar! Thanks! ”

Wes Rhea

“I attended the HIPAA Final Rule Webcast and I found it informative, clear. The Webcast provided clarification in several areas, specifically in regard to notification. I always enjoy the ecfirst Webinars and this one was no exception. Thank you for always staying in the forefront regarding HIPAA. ”

Karen Abbott
H.I.M. Manager
Chief Privacy Officer
Ozarks Medical Center


"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

"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

"Lorna has been great throughout the process. I look forward to future courses."
Enrique Sanchez
Guidewell Sanitas

"Enjoyed learning more about HIPAA with Lorna."
George Bessenyei

"Very knowledgeable and helpful in answering questions and making the material relate to real life scenarios."
Stacey Wieland

"I know a whole lot more about HIPAA than before I started. Immensely useful!"
San Jose Public Class

"Love training with Lorna!"
Tracy Nyre
SCL Health

"Lorna rocks! I enjoyed the class, her energy, her knowledge."
Anil Pillai
Healthlucid, Inc.

"I found the course to be very informative."
Karissa Cinelli
Northwell Health

"Lorna is great personality wise and made for an entertaining, yet informative instructor. Open to all questions."
Daniel Manalo
Nortwell Health

“Excellent, well-taught and lively course.”
Joseph Bryan Henderson
BrightOutcome, Inc.

“Great course. This course will help provide the knowledge and authority needed to better assist my organization.”
Joshua Grantham
Solera Health

“Overall the course was well done. Lorna is very knowledgeable.”
Justin Graves

“This was one of the most educational classes I’ve ever attended. Very impressed.”
Mark Slivka
Edwards Business Systems

“Lorna was extremely knowledgeable about the HIPAA material. Great stories and examples to better understand the material.”
Debra Furia

“This was a great class. I am now ready to go back to my agency and help implement our compliance with all things HIPAA!”
Rita Pauley
AAA7, Inc.

“Lorna was very knowledgeable of the subject matter and an excellent instructor.”
Greg Stephens
Prime Healthcare

“A lot of information but Lorna keeps your attention.”
Vanessa Martinez

“Lorna is a very good instructor. She has a very unique way of teaching, which helps very much and make it easy to grasp and retain all information that I learned from the class.”

“Thank you for a great and interactive session.”
Saad Thara
Garden Grove Hospital

“Thank you for all the information. You made the lecture very interesting.”
Deepthi Mopathi
Prime Healthcare

“Amazing course. I learned a lot and can’t wait to get my knowledge out there and use it on my job.
Anthony Urquieta
Chino Valley Medical Center

“Great, informative class. Very educated speaker.”
Niel Dalal
Prime Healthcare

“I must admit that I was told earlier that this was going to be a great experience and they were right! Excellent teaching skills. Organized course structure.”
Sminil Mahajan
Prime Healthcare

“The class was very active and practical to the subject. Lorna always has a great attitude and always is able to help with any questions and set backs.”
Diego Contreras Bueno
Prime Healthcare

“Very informative and enjoyable lecture. Thank you!”
Swapna Dwarsala

“As the Privacy Officer at my hospital, these classes help me do a better job. HIPAA is always changing and we need to keep up with the changes to safeguard our patient’s PHI.”
Mary Rogers
Prime Healthcare

“Lorna and ecfirst have been a great partner to the Prime security effort.”
Robert Gates
Prime Healthcare

“Very nicely explained, superb knowledge base of instructor.”
Vykram Dhillon
Prime Healthcare

“This being my first time, it’s a world of information and I appreciate all I’ve learned.”
Nana Manu
Monroe Hospital

“Lorna is a great instructor. She explains the material well. I feel like she has taught me a ton within these two days.”
Heather Burke

“Lorna takes a hard subject and makes learning about HIPAA fun & exciting. Her passion for HIPAA shines through her presentation. Very informative and easy to learn.”
Marishia Phillips
Pathways Human Services

“Lorna was able to break down complex material into easy to understand content.”
Stephanie Kurtz

“Lorna was great and kept my interest throughout the entire course.”

“Great insight on HIPAA having attended the program conducted by Ali Pabrai. The session were lively with rich sharing of experience by Ali who is a master in this field. I highly recommend this course to all of those involved in this field. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of Instructor: 10.”
Ashok Kumar Vootla

“Ali has an exceptionally great energy level. Amazing Instructor with great knowledge. Keep smiling Ali. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of Instructor: 10.”
Keeli Abhishek
Primera Medical Technology

“Good course for candidate to have knowledge on HIPAA. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of Instructor: 10.”
Vamsi Krishna. T
Primera Medical Technology

“Thank You Pabrai. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of Instructor: 10.”
G.Sri Mallikarjuana
Primera Medical Technology

“Uday Ali Pabrai, the “BADSHAH” of HIPAA, is an institution in himself. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of Instructor: 10.”
Masthan Shaik
Primera Medical Technology

“Great content, lot of information, good instructor.”
Phillip Walsh
Brighter Inc.

“Great course. I now have a better understanding on HIPAA.”

“Great training.”

“Great course! Lots of information that can be immediately put to use!”

“Lorna is in a class of her own. She is absolutely the best possible instructor for a very tough subject matter.”
Stephen Stewart

“Great Instructor! Lively and engaging.”
D’Angelo Bailey
UI HealthCare

“Great class. You made it easy to understand.”
Sherry Lampe
Stewart Memorial Community Hospital

“Lorna was not only extremely informative, but made this all very fun and entertaining.”
Don Hiller

“Fantastic course. Wonderful instructor. Thoroughly described. Highly recommended.”
Mark Miles

“Wonderful class; wish more department managers attended. Should be a requirement.”
Amy Hanchey

“Lorna makes the course fun. She teaches in a fashion that makes HIPAA easily understood.”
Sheila Asson

“Wonderful, person-centered instructor.”
Alexis Harris
Family Preservation, DC

“Lorna was fabulous! She made the day go quickly and kept me interested the entire course.”
Marishia Phillips

“Class was very helpful. It made me think of lots of ideas and questions to take back to my office.”
Angelica Vidro
Pathways of Delaware

“I enjoyed the examples of incidents.”
Tyler Reese

“Enjoyed the class and instructor. The content was easy to follow.”
Anotnio Teixeira

“I really enjoyed Lorna teaching the CHP course this week. I felt she delivered value in her multiple real-life examples and through the ecfirst content.”

“Love the way I’ve been informed of the best practices in the healthcare industry right at the start of my career.”
Ronak Thaker

“A lot of material being covered but it was done very professionally.”
Shami Brar

“Although an accelerated course, Lorna was very detailed and her presentation and speaking really helped me absorb all the information needed.”
Adam Romo

“Lorna did a great job making the tedious federal rules and legislation understandable and entertaining to keep the class engaged.”
Dan Schmidt

 “Lorna did a great job keeping everyone engaged and kept it fun.”

“I’ve been through the course before and it was still very informative.”
David Cunliffe
Crisis Center of Tampa Bay

“Great, organized approach to this training. Good real world examples.”
Blythe Logan
Konica Minolta

“Excellent and informative class. Instructor held our interest and kept the class moving.”
Kathy Garza

“Without a doubt this will help when discussing HIPAA with my clients.”
Dunca Wierengo
Konica Minolta

“Excellent information, excellent organization, can’t wait to discuss with out customers. Would consider making this mandatory training for all of our healthcare sales reps.”
Tracy Wood

“Lorna was both entertaining and informative. Enjoyed the class very much!”
Ron Otis

“One of the best and most thorough classes I have attended.”
Brian McCarthy
Norton Healthcare

“Lorna was a great instructor. Her way of teaching was really impressive and it will help me and other participants of the class to function under the guidelines. Class was really beneficial.”
Prabhu Bollu
St. Rose Hospital

“The delivery of the course was very interesting and engaging.”
Himanshu Handa
St. Rose Hospital

“I feel that I now have a better understanding of the legal requirements surrounding HIPAA.”
Benjamin Worden
St. Rose Hospital

“Instructor’s presentation style was great and she gave examples, stories and talked about personal experience. It was very interactive and the summarizing at the end of the modules were very helpful.”
St. Rose Hospital

“Great content and a wonderful and knowledgeable instructor. ”
Kaiser Permanente Student

“Lorna was a phenomenal instructor with a wealth of knowledge imparted to the class. ”
Andrew Gallup
Kaiser Permanente

“GGreat job, Lorna! The stories to go along with the information really helped see everything in real world scenarios. ”
Danielle Pei
Kaiser Permanente

“Enjoyed the class! ”
Kaiser Permanente Student

“Wonderful class, good pace, great instructor. Highly recommended! ”
Nadeem Masson
Kaiser Permanente

“Great Course, I would highly recommend to anyone needing a deep dive of regulations. Lorna is a terrific instructor and makes the topic engaging and fun. ”
Dallas Public Class Attendee

“Strong class. Instructor did a good job of going over the material and make to learn. ”
Dallas Public Class Attendee

“Thanks Lorna! ”
Ryan Heckman

“Definitely glad I took the live class as oppose to the on-line version. Kept class entertaining. ”
Maraj Kidwai
Prime Healthcare Service Inc.

“Great refresher on a topic that doesn’t really change much, but brings to light deficiencies and where improvements are needed. ”
Dallas Public Class Attendee

“Good course. Very informative! ”
Dallas Public Class Attendee

“Everything was great but I wish we could take the test on 3rd day instead of the end of day 2. This does not give us enough time to study information from the second day of training. ”
Natalie Lonergne
The Delta Pathology Group

“Excellent class! ”
Dallas Public Class Attendee

“Lorna was well prepared and delivered the material with enthusiasm and energy. Well done! ”
Joe Pisna
Konica Minocta

“Excellent course! ”
Dallas Public Class Attendee

“Some of the security standards and implementations are very gray regarding real world scenarios. ”
Dallas Public Class Attendee

“Great course for a person new to CHP/HIPAA ”
Christopher Nash
Highland Clinic

“The class was great, very informative. ”
Becky Dunn
Clinics of North Texas

“Thank you for an excellent class. ”
Sue Birck
Country of Riverside

“I enjoyed the examples given to better explain the information. ”
Kristi Thibockaux
Schumacher group

“I would recommend this class to anyone trying to understand HIPAA! All my clients could use this understanding! ”
Mary Bradbury
Affiliated Resource Group

“Great course. I would highly recommend to anyone needing a deep dive of regulations. Lorna is a terrific instructor and makes the topic engaging and fun. ”
Dallas Public Class Attendee

“Strong class. Instructor did a good job of going over the material and make it easy to learn. ”
Dallas Public Class Attendee

“Definitely glad I took the live class as opposed to the online version. Kept class entertaining. ”
Maraj Kidwai
Prime Healthcare Services, Inc.

“Great refresher on a topic that doesn’t really change much, but brings to light deficiencies and where improvements are needed. ”
Dallas Public Class Attendee

“Good course. Very informative! ”
Dallas Public Class Attendee

“Excellent Class! ”
Dallas Public Class Attendee

“Lorna was well prepared and delivered the material with enthusiasm and energy. Well done! ”
Joe Cisna
Konica Minolta

“Great course for a person new to CHP/HIPAA. ”
Christopher Nash
Highland Clinic

“The class was great, very informative. ”
Becky Dunn
Clinics of North Texas

“Thank you for an excellent class. ”
Sue Birch
County of Riverside

“I enjoyed the examples given to better explain the information. ”
Kristi Thibodeaux
Schumacher Group

“I would recommend this class to anyone trying to understand HIPAA! All my clients could use this understanding! ”
Mary Bradbury

“Documents provided include complete overview of regulatory requirements. ”
Mary Hyland
The SSI Group, Inc.

“Lorna was an excellent instructor and very enthusiastic during the class. She was able to relate the subject through stories and give clear instruction on HIPAA requirements. ”
Cnalice Beam
The SSI Group, Inc.

“Knowledgeable & pleasant instructor. ”
Glen Fielder
The SSI Group, Inc.

“I have enjoyed this course, and I feel that this will help me to better understand what HIPAA will require of me. ”
Alan Cook
The SSI Group, Inc.

“The CHP class was overall great value, but in particular, Lorna’s presentation style and high level of organization allow her to be comfortable and casual with her students. When combining this with her efficacious use of mnemonic devices, ecfirst delivers a powerful service. ”
John Ware
HCA Healthcare

“I have always enjoyed all the ecfirst webinars I’ve attended as well as the CHP and CSCSTM classes. The webinars are very informative and relevant, and Ali’s presentation style gets people fired up! The CHP and CSCSTM classes are very comprehensive – a lot of information in a short time, but well presented by Lorna and Ali. Both classes provided me with information that is useful, helpful and very pertinent. ”
Rose Marie Prince, RN, BSN, MBA/HCM, CHP, CSCS
IT Service Delivery Process & Quality Analyst
Presbyterian Healthcare Services

“This training has been an eye opener and I think more policy makers should be included in this training. ”
Abass Suleymana
National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Ghana

“A truly insightful cause and the sure way forward for better care in Ghana and everywhere else to guarantee privacy and confidentiality for patients.
I would recommend it as a “must-attend” for all healthcare professionals. ”
Iddrisu A. Tanko
National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Ghana

“The whole program and training was educational.”
Issa Shiraz
National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Ghana

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

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

“Great Instructor! Strong knowledge-based program. Well laid out.”
Labette Health

“Lorna did an outstanding job presenting the content, not only to prepare for the exam but more importantly assuring that her students gained a solid understanding of HIPAA. I felt I walked away with the foundational knowledge required to support Missouri Health Connection and Missourians in building a private and secure Health Information Exchange Network in the state of Missouri. ”
Ragan Sappington
Missouri Health Connection

“I have been there on my own because I want to grow as a professional and I wasn’t to do the best in my job as a compliance officer. The first day I was terrified because the course was in English and I am in Puerto Rico. I’m so thankful to Ms. Waggoner because she was so helpful – I understand all that she said (great jokes and great examples). ”
Computer Security and Privacy Officer
Health Plan Business Operations
Kaiser Permanente Information Technology

“I felt the course was very beneficial to my career goals and in preparing for the exam. Lorna was a wonderful instructor who was able to guide the beginners and the experienced HIPAA attendees through the material at the same level. I would recommend the course to help ensure a broad understanding of the HIPAA regulation.”
Terri Thompson
University of Kansas Physicians

“This class is great for preparing for the exam. I found it to be very clear and easy to understand. Lorna did a wonderful job!”
Annette Ternes

“Lorna did a fantastic job in presenting the course material. A tremendous amount of material was covered over the two-day class period and the class material segmentation helped in the learning process.”


“Great class, needed the refresher.”

“Very good course; very informative and relevant.”
Trace Ridpath
State of Colorado

“Lorna Waggoner, the instructor, kept this course very interesting and all of us on the tip of our toes/edge of our seats. Enjoyed the course and all the information”
Dayton Green

“Great Instructor!”
Mari Mann-Silva
Diligen Technologies

“This was the most enjoyable course I’ve ever attended concerning a subject as potentially dry as HIPAA. Well done – Lorna was great!”

P. Mowry

“I’m very happy to have been here learning all the HIPAA rules and knowledge that will help me to better serve my patients and avoid errors of being compliant.”

Guillermo Cruz Palomo
Consultoria Medico (PR)

“Lorna is a really good professional and teacher. I learned in two days more than in 6 years working with HIPAA regulations in my old work place.”
Mari C Padilla

“Thank you! Great class.”
Ann Ahumada
Kaiser Permanente

“Great class.”
David Beasley

“This class gave me a better understanding of what HIPAA is.”

“I thought the class was very informative and the instructor was excellent; both knowledgeable and engaging.”

“Great information taught by a wonderful instructor.”

“I’m the President of a small Healthcare IT consulting firm, and I am the second of our staff to attend an ecfirst HIPAA training course. In my opinion the course was well organized, well presented, and a wealth of information was provided for all of the students to learn. The instructor, Lorna Waggoner, was passionate about the topic, and was able to bring the material to life with her many personal anecdotes and experience. The materials provided were well written, accurate, and easy to read, which helped translate dry Federal Law into usable material. The venue was perfect for the course, easy to get to, had free WiFi, and excellent lunch food was provided. I would recommend this course and ecfirst to anyone seeking to gain more knowledge and expertise about HIPAA legislation. It was a very pleasant experience.”
Evan Corstorphine
The Portable CIO

“The CHP course was a well condensed course with excellent delivery of the needed regulations for my staff to be able to talk the talk and know how to walk the walk on their own. The instructor’s (Lorna Waggoner) witty jokes and delivery of the information made it easier for myself, and later my staff, to comprehend and retain the information being presented to us. During the CSCS™ class my staff enjoyed Allen’s teaching technique, although Ali taught when I went I found the information was delivered both times in an equally impressive, condensed but retainable manner and we all came away from both classes knowing the information and not just memorizing a bunch of acronyms. I highly recommend ecfirst.”
Clint Russell
Mays Home Health Company

“This was the most enjoyable course I’ve ever attended concerning a subject as potentially dry as HIPAA. Well done! Lorna was great!”
Phil Mowry
Well DyneRx

“Lorna did a fantastic job in presenting the course material. A tremendous amount of material was covered over the two-day class period and the class material segmentation helped in the learning process.” Patricia Beard COSTEP “Great class, needed the refresher.”
State of Colorado Student

“Lorna Waggoner, the instructor, kept this course very interesting and all of us on the tip of our toes/edge of our seats. Enjoyed the course and all the information.”
Dayton Green

“Great Instructor!”
Mari Mann-Silva
Diligen Technologies

“Great course! Lots of material in a short period but the instructor made the information easy to remember and digest. I would highly recommend this course to the beginner to the expert; IT people as well as administrative. There are 2 A’s in HIPAA and Privacy is not in the title!”
Zadoc-Lee Kekuewa

“Lorna made HIPAA very fun. It was a real good course.”
Eddie Myers
CREST Services

“This was the most enjoyable course I’ve ever attended concerning a subject as potentially dry as HIPAA. Well done – Lorna was great!”
Phil Mowry
Well DyneRx

“Very good course. Very informative and relevant.”
Trace Ridpath
State of Colorado

“I have to say that it was not easy but the information is really great. This is something that has given me the ability to have an entirely different conversation with my customers. I would very highly recommend that if you are working in the healthcare field, this course should be a must. I’m so glad that I got the books as well as the online class as my book is going to be something I will constantly reference.”
Mimi Shaw

“This class is great for preparing for the exam. Found it to be very clear and easy to understand. Lorna did a wonderful job.”
Annette Ternes

“This class gave me a better understanding of what HIPAA is.”
State of Colorado Student

“I thought the class was very informative and the instructor was excellent. Both knowledgeable and engaging.”
Sue Wong
Kaiser Permanente

“Great information taught by a wonderful instructor”
Kaiser Permanente Student

“The training on HIPAA was excellent! Lorna Waggoner was very knowledgeable and thorough in addressing all of the concerns in the class. The information was organized so that the training flowed and transitioned from one topic to the next seamlessly. I would recommend this course for anyone and everyone working in a Covered Entity or as a Business Associate.”
Dave Foor

“I thought the Certified HIPAA Professional course was extremely worthwhile and helped to clarify the murkiness that is HIPAA. The instructor, Alan Yue, did a great job leading the course. He took a very dry topic and made it interesting and demonstrated the importance of the regulations relative to our business. I would recommend the ecfirst course to anyone, and most especially would recommend Alan as the instructor!”
Marie Simonelli, Senior Privacy Analyst
OneBeacon Insurance Group

“I really enjoyed the course, the presenter was very good. His presentational style and the depth of his knowledge on the issues concerned made it easier to understand the course. I wish to say that the course was very useful and beneficial to my work.”
Gustav G.L. Cruickshank (Dr.)
National Health Insurance Authority

“I really enjoyed the class. I’ve been reading HIPAA regulation on and off for some years now, but felt rather bored and lost at times on how to approach understanding such a dauntingly large and somewhat nebulous federal regulation. The HIPAA Academy‟s Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP) class encapsulated everything into a well organized and structured logic that I could understand and absorb much more easily and quickly.”
Patrick So, CISA
IT Compliance
Kaiser Permanente

“Lorna is so Pro HIPAA – she makes us all want to go back to work to share & implement HIPAA requirements. As a clinical professional, the knowledge this course provided me was amazing. The manual & reference cards are invaluable tools to have handy when implementing HIPAA and needing as a reference. I would recommend this course to all clinical and non-clinical healthcare workers.”
Dana McGrath

“Alan really helped me understand the core elements and details. I will be recommending ecfirst and this course to others.”
Stuart Foster

“ecfirst‟s Certified HIPAA Professional program did a great job of taking a large body of law and condensing it down to cover the aspects of the security and privacy rules that most directly impact companies that work with PHI. After taking the classes I feel confident about making HIPAA-related policy decisions that will keep our organization in compliance and ready for an audit.”
Mark Adams
LeonardoMD, Inc.

“Instructor was awesome! He knew his stuff and was able to help us put the regulations into context relative to our specific issues to the regulations. I’d highly recommend him as an instructor. The only negative I had was that it would have been helpful to have the book prior to the class. This way, we could have been more prepared to ask questions on specific items and also to have more time for on-site exam preparation.”
Students from OneBeacon Insurance Co.

“First, Lorna is an outstanding instructor. She did an excellent job of keeping the class focused especially with all the material that needed to be covered. Several years ago in the original HIPAA Privacy and Security programs, I was responsible for the security assessment for the enterprise network (WAN). Learned a lot back then. It was great to see what’s happening in the evolution of HIPAA even as we speak. Had a great time, learned a lot. Best of luck to all you folks at ecfirst.”
Preston Sharpe, Senior Technology Consultant
IT Compliance
Kaiser Permanente

“Great course. Instructor was VERY knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend this course for people who are new to HIPAA and the regulations.”
Jimmy Goga
Portable CIO

“This class is for beginners as well as people who have previous HIPAA experience as it validates what we have been doing is correct and if not, how to make it correct and feel in control of our PHI.”
Sylvia Hale
Umpqua Community Health

“My experience with the HIPAA Academy™, specifically ecfirst was by far the least painful training experience in my 11 years in the industry. HIPAA as it applies to Business Associates has always been a gray area for me. As a vendor, being compliant in a client’s eyes is of the upmost importance and this course really gave me some insight to be able to speak intelligently about this area.”
Chuck Edwards
Health check Incorporated

“The CHP course was a lot to take in at once, but the instructor’s (Lorna Wagoner) anecdotes based on her extensive and relative field experience and her course delivery made the compliance material and the rather prosaic nature of the HIPAA Rule itself frighteningly enjoyable! I learned a lot!”
Chelsea Budzko

“Great Course! Thoroughly, cleared up some of the muddiness of the HIPAA regulations for me.”
Deb Kipp
HKS Medical Information Systems

“Excellent, up-to-date information; expert instructor with great presentation style.”
Doug Renshaw

“Lorna was an excellent teacher! She was fun and kept things interesting. There are other people in my firm that should and will take this class. I feel a lot more comfortable about how HIPAA relates to my company and how I will update our policies. THANKS! Also, I wanted to let you know that I was in a meeting on Monday and the owner of my company was talking about NPIs vs. UPINs. I was able to speak to the group on the difference and how the NPIs are assigned. Wow, did I take a lot out of your training!”
Kevin Hosty
Cleverley & Associates

“I recommend the CHP course for anyone desiring a comprehensive understanding of HIPAA. The HIPAA Academy™ course solidified the understanding of HIPAA I had as a healthcare professional and increased my knowledge base in the areas of portability and accountability of healthcare information.”
Catherine Mathis, RHIT
La Palma Intercommunity Hospital

“The two days spent studying HIPAA in this format with people from all over healthcare fields greatly improved my understanding and ability to deliver compliance plans for my organization and our clients.”
Karl A. Mudra
Delta Dental of Missouri

“After years of confusion about how HIPAA regulations impact the dental practitioners, this course has laid it out in plain English. I now feel confident about implementing the requirements and can also see business value in doing so.”
Victoria Post,
DDS American Dental Partners

“Extremely informative. Stories that relate to HIPAA “text”. Not just straight “text book talk”. Excellent presentation.”
Yvonne Ramos, HIPAA Privacy Officer
Montclair Hospital Medical Center

“Wow! Lots of information in a short amount of time, but delivered in a way I could understand.”
Laura Morgan, Regional Applications Manager, Information Services
West Anaheim Medical Center

“On behalf of the State of Oregon Department of Human Services HIPAA Privacy team, we would like to say, Thank You.

The dedication and passion that your team presented on a daily basis for the past five months has been outstanding. We were able to surpass our project goal by 6 percent and maintain our projected budget! This is a direct reflection of the flexibility of both your Management team and the on-site HIPAA Consultants performing the training.

When our organization scoped out this project to train up to 10,000 DHS employees on HIPAA Privacy we knew we would have to partner with a company that has proven their abilities at a national level. We were very pleased to learn that you had an interest in working closely with us to ensure our projects‟ success. The HIPAA Academy‟s past experiences, team members and client success‟ made you the best choice for our project. You were able to prove to us the project plan you put on paper was able to be implemented and successfully achieved.

Every HIPAA Academy™ instructor delivered the training with enthusiasm and customized it to include specific examples from various organizations within the State of Oregon. The project itself was managed closely, transparently and responsibly from the Project Manager and her supporting team in the HIPAA Academy™ back office. All feedback was very quickly integrated in subsequent sessions to make every training session the best it possibly could be.

To date this is the largest departmental training project we have attempted. We owe a great deal of its success to the team at HIPAA Academy™. I hope we have the opportunity to work together in the near future. We have and will continue to refer your services to all parties that are looking for HIPAA compliance services.”
Teri Cardinale
Training Specialist
State of Oregon HIPAA Privacy Team

“A fast and effective overview of HIPAA; beginning to end, top to bottom.”
Kurt Harle
Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa

“I recommend this class for all privacy, security officers. There is a lot of information that is beneficial and important for the health care provider. The class was fun, interesting and well organized. Thank you!”
Edelma Urquieta, HIPAA Privacy Officer
Chino Valley Medical Center

“I have attended over 70 trainings and still needed more information. The HIPAA Academy™ provided outstanding training both broad-based as well as in-depth that was comprehensive and critical to my complete understanding. I am grateful to my trainers who were both extremely knowledgeable yet were able to share their information on a level that I could comprehend. They were also reassuring and supportive.” Debby Fencil Familylinks, Inc.
“I had no idea the topic of HIPAA was so involved. After taking this class, I feel that I have the information available to me in an easy to use resource that will help me to perform my job to a higher standard. Lorna Waggoner was able to take a complex (somewhat dry) subject and break it down into digestible and interesting ‘bites’”
Meg A. Watt
Intuit, Inc.

“Knowing nothing about HIPAA before attending – other than it existed – I left the CHP HIPAA training from the HIPAA Academy™ with a fairly thorough understanding at a very complex subject. I highly recommend the course for anyone who has a need (or desire) to understand HIPAA or how to assist an organization become HIPAA compliant.”
Peter A. Savarese
Compliance Counsel, LLC

“The content of this course was extremely valuable and will drive significant change in our organization. In addition, the material was well structured, the instructor was very knowledgeable and the presentation was engaging.”
Caleb Merriman
Guidant Corporation

“The course gave me the framework to build my knowledge on the topic. I’ll walk away prepared to deal with my responsibilities with confidence since I know where to find my resources. Great course; it exceeded my expectations.”
Dana Webb
County of Riverside, California

“Lorna has incredible enthusiasm and while HIPAA training can tend to be boring, Lorna does an excellent job of keeping her CHP class participants engaged.”
Liz Johnson
Big Sky OB/GYN

“The task of bringing my client to HIPAA compliance was dumped in my lap. As a consultant more on the management side of the healthcare industry, I felt overwhelmed when given the responsibility. Being only slightly familiar with the medical transactions, codes and procedure, I thought it impossible to even grasp HIPAA from a class. Boy was I wrong! I now am aware and feel competent in my knowledge of the scope of HIPAA, and I am convinced that it will be evident in my report/briefs to my clients. Thank you HIPAA Academy™!”
Anita Herron
Primary Care Partners

“HIPAA Academy™ is a leader in the industry of HIPAA Compliance. It has been a professional and knowledgeable exchange of information. The personable and customizing options make the HIPAA Academy™ the source for your complete HIPAA Compliance.”
Jenice Harter
Medical Staffing

“Great program to attend – especially an instructor lead class. It makes HIPAA easy to understand and apply. Thank you for the information shared!”
Abhishek Pandey

“Lorna Waggoner, the instructor, took a complex subject and made it user friendly. Great Job! Great Class!” Jim

Drennen Pensacola
Junior College

“Enjoyed the class. We covered many topics that are very relevant to healthcare and Privacy and Security of PHI.”

Pensacola Junior College

“The material covered was extremely well organized. Ms. Waggoner stayed on task and presented the material in an environment conducive to adult learning. I now have some valuable tools to take back to my workplace on this important topic.”
William Norrish
City of Pensacola

“Very valuable information! Lots to absorb. Love the design and layout of the textbook. Written well.”
Linda Weishahn
Pensacola Junior College

“Instructor is extremely knowledgeable about course material and HIPAA regulations. Never a dull moment! She put a real world touch to material covered throughout the course.”
David Bourassa
Pensacola Junior College

“Very good HIPAA course for all levels of knowledge. Instructor was well prepared and very knowledgeable about the subject. The instructor kept the topic interesting over the two days”
Randy Haskins,
IT Director Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa

“Great class! Knowledge of the instructor was right on par!” Katie Avril Lakeland Regional Medical Center
“This was a great course and Lorna is a great instructor. I enjoyed the class and learned a lot.”
Victor Hair

“As a medical professional, I found this training course to fill in many of the HIPAA holes that existed after my formal training was completed. I would recommend this course for all medical professionals.”
Evan Dapo

“Great class.”
William Flanagan
Singer Nelson Charlmers

“The class is like a crash course but very helpful in getting compliant with the HIPAA regulations.”
Ricardy Joseph
Singer Nelson Charlmers

“Lorna was great! Very animated and kept my attention.”
Karen Merse
Singer Nelson Charlmers

“This HIPAA class is helpful and informative to me and my business. After I took this, I realized what is needed to meet HIPAA requirements.”
David Nguyen
Fluency Inc.

“Knowledgeable Trainer, kept class engaged in topics.” Michael DeGraff Northwest Community Hospital
“Excellent class benefit was wonderful. Material provided was excellent. Instructor presented well and kept the attention of audience. Would hire company again.”
Kathy Fletcher

“I really enjoyed taking this class. I look forward to taking my knowledge back to my employer and sharing all of the information with the co-workers, as well as my upper management!”
Michelle Boyd

“I would recommend this course to anyone who needs to understand the benefits and requirements of HIPAA”
David P. Spaker III
Innovative Solutions

“I liked the course the way it was laid out and presented. Instructor was well organized and was very friendly. She answered the questions with patience. Thank you Mrs. Lorna Waggoner.”
Uma Reddy
Desert Valley Medical Center

“Fantastic course. I am a security person with no privacy responsibilities but I found the privacy and transaction code material to be great background information. Alan Yue presented the material in a logical, clear, and fun manner.”
Bryan McLaughlin
Creighton University

“I thought the day would be “dry” & move slowly. I was pleasantly surprised, we moved right along with a good mix of teaching, visuals and time for questions and illustration. Worth the time!”
Susan Brown

“Clear and concise instruction quickly brought me up to a very familiarity with HIPAA statutes.”
Steve Garcia

“The session was interesting and helpful. We had certain loopholes, which were connected by learning and knowing more about HIPAA and compliance. This was a good learning session with all different people around and from various streams.”
Rajitha B. Zavata
India Pvt. Ltd.

“Before starting this class, I thought HIPAA was an animal from the zoo, and now after taking it, I feel very confident that I will pass the certification with great ease!”
Rick Blanford

“I was very impressed with Alan’s enthusiasm, knowledge and ability to teach the material. He was effective in his delivery and was able to convey the information to the class in an interesting manner.”
Michele Fox
PNC Bank

“Excellent! I finally understand some of the principles that I had problems with. Alan explains everything so clearly – great style and knowledge of material.”
Marie Cervantes
Yoakum Community Hospital

“Informative, well organized presentation that provides a comprehensive overview of HIPAA legislation, implementation and compliances.”
Roger Rodwell
Kuakini Medical Center

“Alan’s grasp of the material and ability to communicate it to someone with limited knowledge of HIPAA is outstanding. I highly recommend it.”
Shaun Cook
Support MD

“Alan was very knowledgeable and was able to answer our specific questions with authority. I feel I have a good grasp of the HIPAA privacy rule.”
Mary Ranalla
Ameriprise Financial

“Lorna Waggoner, from HIPAA Academy™, presented an outstanding in service on HIPAA. The information she presented was pertinent to our organization. Her in service was well organized and moved smoothly. She had tailored her program to meet our needs. Lorna spoke with authority and freely answered our questions. We are a more informed organization on HIPAA, because of her presentation.”
Donna Jensen
Utah Navajo Health System

“It (the private class) certainly was a wonderful experience! Ali demonstrated not only to be a well prepared, skilled and knowledgeable professional, but also a great human being. This has been one of the best professional experiences I’ve had in my life.”
Elvis Lopez
Inmediata Health Group Corp,
Puerto Rico

“Alan Yue was the Best instructor I have ever had. His knowledge of the HIPAA Administrative Simplification Regulation was/is outstanding, as well as many other security professional topics. I am very satisfied with the training I received; I will definitely recommend others to attend.”
Casey Pitts

“This was a great class! I thought I knew HIPAA inside and out. I was wrong. I now feel much more comfortable with the thought of presenting our company obligations – and short coming with respect to our compliance efforts (or, more of our efforts to assist our customers in their compliance’s efforts.)”
Megan Heffernan

“I was skeptical coming into a 3 day training class on HIPAA, but I knew during the day it would not be as I expected. The class was very informative and I’m walking away with a better understanding of HIPAA. Also, the best instructor yet!”
April Mershon

“Was an excellent class. Would recommend it to anyone that needs to better understand the full breath of the HIPAA regulations.”
Jeff Russell
King’s Medical Group

“Excellent instructor. Recommend this class to anyone that wants a good understanding of HIPAA Regulations and Security Practice.”
Sam Hilton

“Excellent information. Presentation was done very professionally and full of energy!”
Evon Rasmussen
Division of Child & Family Services

“Great job Alan. I learned a lot and will put my new knowledge to great use. Thanks”
Julie Peterson
Bamboo Management

“This class was informative from a software security specialist standpoint.”
Josh Mugele

“Fantastic course. Instructor was very knowledgeable and was able to keep my attention the whole time.”
Scott Salerno
Mountain Medical Physicians

“The CHP course covered all the pertinent material to properly, effectively and expertly educate on a manner that was easy to assimilate and truly understand. HIPAA material is very complex, the instructor was among the best I have had.”
Dan Joyce
Lifeline systems

“I have attended many security classes. This one is, by-far, the superior offering in the security realm. The real-world experience of Alan (instructor) added value to the course content.”
Robert Beady
Signal Solutions Inc.

“I came to the class not having much of a background in the HIPAA areas and rules. I feel I am leaving the class with a greater knowledge that will help me move my company forward compliance. The presentation and instructor of the class was excellent.”
Mike Melvin
Montgomery County

“At the beginning of this course I felt a little overwhelmed with the responsibility I have been ‘nudged’ into. This course has given me guidance and knowledge of how to perform my job in the best possible way.”
Nicole Beatingo
Alexian Brothers Medical Center

“Alan did a remarkable job presenting three day’s worth of somewhat tedious and minutiae-filled information. His enthusiasm and energy kept me interested all along the way”
David Lehrman
Netcomm Consulting Services, Inc.

“The course was fantastic – well worth the time and cost benefit”
Bekki Sanchez
Harbor View Medical Center

“HIPAA is a subject containing an overwhelming amount of information. This class presented this information in an interesting and very easy to understand manner. When looking at the materials, it’s hard to imagine it can be presented, much less well-presented, in three day’s time, but this class does it in spades.”
James Taylor
Network Consultants, LLC

“I found this class to be extremely useful in understanding the general concepts of HIPAA.”
Chris Thompson

“This course is definitely an essential training aid for anyone working in the areas of Privacy & Security. I entered the course with a brief overview of the subject matter but have gained a better knowledge base and understanding due to attending the course. I’d definitely recommend the course to all health care facilities and covered entities who must comply with HIPAA. The brevity of course provided outstanding detailed information to each of us.”
Felicia Burks
US Army

“Prior to this class I had limited knowledge of HIPAA; I found this class very useful and interesting and a great introduction to HIPAA requirements and lingo. It was the instructor who made the class extraordinary. He was not only knowledgeable but also enthusiastic and energetic. He explained the HIPAA concepts using real world examples as well as everyday analogies. I feel confident that after reviewing the material briefly that I will successfully pas the CHP exam.”
Shruthi Kuiper
HCR Manor Care

“Excellent training. It was a great experience that will be useful for my job.”
Nayda Carrasquillo

“HIPAA Academy™ has produced clear and understandable content with expert level instructors. I have been able to develop a solid foundation to strengthen my company and protect my customers. I recommend Academy courses for several levels of company employees”
Sal Velasco

“The class as instruction was very well written and taught. This has given me a better understanding of the HIPAA Standards and Rules.
Rickey Earley

“The course was developed very well. It was a great eye-opener for me entering the health care industry. Having already received my CISSP, it was nice seeing that the wheel was not reinvented and that industry standards were followed. Alan proved his knowledge and awareness of the course material and presented it very well!!!”
Joey Belans Emdeon

“In depth understanding of the 3 major parts of Title 11 of HIPAA Transaction Standards, Privacy Rule & Security Rule.”
Patty Neumayer

“Having recently implemented an enterprise HIPAA Compliance Program for one of our clients, this course was able to validate certain processes of the HIPAA program and help identify areas for improvement. Having a better understanding of HIPAA law certainly makes me feel more confident about the advice I give my clients. Thanks, HIPAA Academy™”
LeRoy Brown
Automation Management Consultants

“The CHP class was a great value. The information provided not only help you get certified, but helps you with HIPAA compliance. The instructors are top notch.“
Kevin Varley

“The CHP course was extremely valuable in giving me a better understanding of the HIPAA Privacy Rule as it relates to my position of a compliance specialist. The course also gave me a much better understanding of the Security Rule. I feel that an IT person should attend. I will be sure to relate that to senior management. The Security Officer absolutely should take this course.”
Robyn Reiss
JLT Services Corp.

“The instructor is very well informed, experienced and provides a practical approach to a complex subject.”
Jeffrey L. Hunter

“Excellent course. Instructor was very knowledgeable and delivered content in a clear manner”
Wayne Kincaid

“I got very good understanding of HIPAA regulation after attending the HIPAA Academy™ Course. Thank You.”
Pyreddy Reddy

“The course held expertly developed material that combined with the outstanding skills of the presenter unlocked the tangle of HIPAA Regulations and presented them in a logical format. Well done!”
Mark Gower
Great Wall Consulting

“I have attended many classes like this one, never have I seen such enthusiasm and drive from an instructor. The class was very helpful and I would recommend it to anyone.”
Pat Taylor

“Enjoyed the class very much. The Instructor was very well prepared and knowledgeable. I will recommend this class to anyone (Administrator) to attend.”
Shawn Shamsaie
Sisters of Providence

“This class was so much more than I expected. Alan is a dynamic, knowledgeable presenter who can share the information in a practical and user friendly manner. I feel Alan has given me the tools to go back to my place of employment and begin implementing what I have learned. I would highly recommend this class to anyone who requires HIPAA knowledge.”
Sandra Nettleton
Valir Health

“The instructor was excellent. Lots of good information presented in a well structured manner with many real world practice examples”
Steve Jourdan

“HIPAA CHP – was very informational, I feel like I now have a better idea of what I need to be doing with our compliance program. I look forward to coming back and learning more!!”
Rhonda Hawson
Advanced Medical Imaging

“Highly recommended class & professor!”
Suren Avunjian
Health Line

“Very good course and a great instructor. My knowledge of HIPAA was greatly enhanced.”
Jeff Marshall
Zenith Administrations

“I came to the HIPAA seminar with my mind made up that it was just another law to create more problems for business owners. After attending the seminar I realize how important the privacy and security rules are for all people to have their confidential information kept private.”
Denise Russell
Fincher & Hecht LLC

“The CHP class was excellent. The instructor (Alan Yue) took a dry and complicated subject and made it fun and informative. The best training class I’ve ever attended.”
Stephen Whicker
St. Vincent Health

“The training was thoroughly, systematic, and still managed to be interesting. I strongly recommend this course to anyone who needs a complete and timely understanding of HIPAA issues, values and compliance.”
Michael Ehart
Capstone College

“Excellent, well organized course, includes a thorough coverage of the HIPAA regulations and the several rule s that implement. HIPAA Academy™ has an excellent set of materials to study and tech this important Healthcare transforming law. Our instructor made his course very lively and interesting”
Alberto LaCava
Felician College

“Class was great. Instructor was wonderful! ”
Jaren Johnson
St. Vincent Health

“I feel better prepared and equipped based on the text, material and the high degree and quality of the instructor. I would not keep this a secret – I will take my chances spreading the word!”
Jeff Scardino
JLT Services Corp

“Alan’s Knowledge and enthusiasm, combined with the course materials, made the course enlightening and enjoyable.”
Richard O’Malley
Medical Services of America Inc

“The class has been the best on privacy that I have attended. Alan made things or issues with privacy scalable.”
Becky Short
Maumee Valley Guidance Center

“Alan is a dynamic and energetic speaker. He grabs the student‟s attention from the beginning. There is an enormous amount of information, but Alan presents it in such a way that you are able to follow him and come away from the event as if though you are spilling over with info. Thanks Alan ‘job well done’.”
Teresa Romero
Taos Orthopedic Institute, PC

“Since I am an independent consultant, I was trying to determine if the class over home study was worth my money. After the first day of class, I was so happy that I chose to come to class. I feel as if I can pass the certification. ”
Kathy Robinson
Fade to Black

“Great boot camp for HIPAA. It has served my knowledge base well and been the efficiency for our organization.”
Charles Merritt
KMSF, Inc.

“The amount of information covered and additional references were so much more than I expected. Great course! ”
Mark Roberts
Plainfield Health Center

“I was assigned to new job responsibilities and needed to get up to speed fast. Alan fulfilled this need with grace and energy. ”
Eric Marx

“The HIPAA Academy™ CHP course provided me with a great tool to take back to my organization to assist with HIPAA implementation.”
Paul Lastrella
El Paso County, Colorado

“Good overview of the Administrative Simplification given the short span of time. The course content is good too!”
Sunilha Modoor
Deloilte Consulting

“Great Course! Alan was very knowledgeable, and I learned a great deal about how to align SARBANES-OXLEY initiatives with HIPAA. The course was well presented, and supported by good materials.”
Gary Benesko
Robert Half Management Resources

“This was an excellent class for gaining a full understanding of HIPAA. It’s impact upon your company and developing an implementation plan to be in compliance. Alan is a phenomenal instructor, who takes the time to help you understand complex information. I highly recommend this class. ”
Paul Vobgetin
Interleukin Genetics

“HIPAA is a huge undertaking, which can be overwhelming. The CHP course approaches the material in an organized manner that will make compliance with HIPAA far more manageable.”
Sean Patrick
Gibson Area Hospital

“HIPAA Academy™ CHP Program is a Fact Based, Realistic Approach to the process, changes needed to understand, implement and monitor the HIPAA Rule/Regulations. The 3-day course has prepared me to be able to train/educate my staff as well as develop p&p to implement the rule. The instructor was dynamic and presented real life experiences to compliment the material/rule.”
Dorothy Knioat
Health Resource Alliance

“The class was very informative. I learned a lot and feel I am better prepared to implement HIPAA compliance initiatives. The instructor really knew the material and put these topics in plain terms.”
John Christly
Memorial Healthcare System

“I thought the course was outstanding. It allowed me the chance to learn an area in-depth that I know little about before.”
Timothy D. Kennedy
Backbone Security

“I was impressed with the competency of Alan. He was willing to do whatever was necessary to ensure understanding of the topics at hand. I am walking out with more knowledge than I thought possible!”
Ronald Johnson
Aspin Technologies

“This course was outstanding, the instructor was exceptional and the material was well organized and delivered.”
Chris McBrairty
Backbone Security

“Alan was awesome! He made the material easy to understand. He also has excellent knowledge in this subject matter and used “Real World” explanation to make the material relevant”
Kevin Roney

“The course was exactly what I needed to help my clients. I feel that what I have learned in the CHP course will help me to pass the cert test and find a better client base for my company.”
Michael Stewart
Integration, LLC

“Alan is an extremely knowledgeable instructor and he was always to make the class very interesting. He kept us awake and made otherwise dry material fun. He made himself available at all times. Thank you!”
Lance Anderson

“Very challenging class which demands for a complete, unwavering commitment. This course could not have been successfully completed without the dedication, strong degree of professionalisms and caring approach of Alan Yue. Will definite recommend this class again.”
Sophie Luu

“Alan really went the extra mile and spent time after class tutoring on transactions and security.”
Andrew Pernie

“Alan Yue is an exceptional instructor, whose enthusiasm is matched only by his fervent drive. He engages you individually, as well as a group. He has a very through knowledge of the subject matter. Alan is the kind of instructor you hope you get.”
Kelly Henson

“The HIPAA Academy™ CHP course enhanced my knowledge in Privacy and Security standards in order for me to feel comfortable taking the CHP test. I have a better understanding of the HIPAA requirements. ”
Kim Ball

“Great course on HIPAA guidelines!”
Donna Weeden
Council of Community Clinics

“I will certainly highly recommend to my Privacy Officer to attend the next scheduled HIPAA Certified Professional course. In addition, I will recommend our Legal Counsel and Compliance Officer to attend a CHP class with HIPAA Academy™.”
Vincent C. Quichocho
Guam Memorial Hospital

“I would highly recommend this class for anyone who needs as much information as possible on HIPAA. This was a great learning experience for someone just entering into the health industry.”
Kenneth M. Kerrick,
III Delta Health Systems

“I would definitely recommend this course. This has been a great explanation and learning tool for me.”
Debra K. Bakker,
CCS Community Medical Center

“This was the most in-depth, yet easy to comprehend (as well as enjoyable!) HIPAA workshop I‟ve attended and (I have attended quite a few). I have a good idea of the steps necessary to get my company moving in the right direction. Alan was so knowledgeable and gives great analogies + examples. He amazingly made government regulation interesting and even fun.”
Seth Walker
Healthcare Partners

“This course included a comprehensive model that provided me with a clear understanding of the HIPAA regulation and the steps necessary to achieve compliance.” Jeff Norris Shared Care Inc.
“Good Job!”
Terry Ziemniak

“The class was enjoyable. The content of the class was structured in a very easy and understandable way. I learned more here this past three days than all of my other training combined this past year. Great presentation. Thank you!”
Jim Smith
Little River Medical

“The class helped me understand how all of the different terms and concepts of HIPAA come together. I have a much better understanding of where I am going in the quest to become HIPAA certified!”
Nick Eastby
Heartland Information Services

“Timely & effective. A lot of meaningful knowledge gained for myself and my company‟s projects to comply with HIPAA regulations. Thanks for sharing multiple approaches to challenges that we will face.”
Roger Moy
GE Consumer Finance

“I wish I knew about this class when I first took over the job of HIPAA compliance! Alan Yue is the best instructor I’ve ever had. He makes sure no one is left behind.”
Virginia Benson

“I ready love the guidance that I received from the instructor to understand the Standards and Privacy rights. I feel that I have general knowledge to now apply this to our corporation in a general sense and plan to educate myself further to apply these compliance standards within our company for a better workforce environment.”
Teresa Fahle

“The Certified HIPAA Professional course covered all the important HIPAA issues in a short direct time frame without falling short on any coverage of topics.”
Dennis C. Olliney
Park University

“With an information security background, I needed to learn specific information about the healthcare industry and HIPAA compliance. This course helped me do that. I believe I am better able to help clients in the health care industry meet their HIPAA implementation and compliance goals.”
A student from Pennsylvania Class

“Provided clarification on HIPAA requirements and implementation.”
John Kuginski
Signal Solution

“HIPAA Academy™ & especially Alan presented a very detailed statutory law into a concise „need to know‟, manner. I have a greater understanding of how the Privacy rule applies to my organization.”
Suzanne Hribik
Goodwill Industries

“HIPAA Academy™ was able to package & present lengthy and complex material in a very concise and informational format. HIPAA Academy™ was able to bring out all the salient business issues and benefits from Government mandates”
Jim Higgins
Jim Higgins & Associates, Inc

“Alan did a great job explaining all the content, very informative, highly recommended for a medical, hospital, privacy officers. Great content in the class.”
David Diaz
Forte Industries

“I highly recommend this class for anyone who wants to learn about, or more about HIPAA. The certification is a great plus. Concepts are presented in a very logical sequence to build your knowledge base. Outstanding Course!”
John Bell
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

“I found the CHP course to be very useful and applicable. My company and clients will greatly benefit from the better understanding of HIPAA compliance that I now have. The instructor was excellent and did a wonderful job engaging the group into the conversation and content” Rick Goins Ncontrol System Integration
“A great presentation of both the specifics of the legislation and the practical issues of compliance- where the rubber meets the road.”
Chris Layton

“Thank you HIPAA & Alan for constructing a course that allows the attendee to get valuable & useful information on a very difficult law. Mr. Yue’s depth of knowledge of the subject & his enthusiasm for it was wonderful to be a part of”
Dave Mast
Tech Depot

“Provided clarification on HIPAA requirements and implementation.”
John Kuginski
Signal Solution

“I am very thankful I took the time to take this class. The knowledge I received was very helpful. Our instructor Alan was very helpful. He took the information and put it in everyday use. We were given examples of everything. Alan goes way above & beyond what a normal instructor would do.”
Bobbie Afable
Safety Send

“After completing the CHP course provided through the HIPAA Academy™, I feel I have a basic overall knowledge of the HIPAA regulations, specifically the Privacy, Transaction, and Security components. I believe Alan played a huge role in this by presenting the information in a clear, thorough and applicable training manner.”
Sharon Barnhart
Summacare Health Plan

“The HIPAA Academy™ CHP training program provided essential information in an easy to apply format.”
Kevin Youngblood
HCR Manor Care

“This was an excellent class. I have a better understanding of HIPAA compliance requirements. The instructor was very knowledgeable in all aspects of HIPAA privacy & security.”
Jeff Hanneman
HCF Management Inc

“I had no idea how extensive the laws were and how it impacted my organization. I have a much better understanding & appreciation of HIPAA Privacy that I hope to convey to the key players within my Organization to help us strengthen our existing Compliance processes for HIPAA.”
Richard Cheshire
New Hanover Regional Medical Center

“The class was very informational on the regulations and rules of HIPAA. The instructor was very good at explaining and going over questions that we had concerning HIPAA rules and regulations. The instructor went over the material in detail”
Kyle Unverferth
HCF Management Inc

“The content is great and the Instructor really knew her stuff.”
Kyle Sessions
Pathology Service Associates, LLC

“The material covered opened my eyes to many things that need to be addressed in and around my workplace. It gave me insight and information to what will help get us on our way to compliance.”
Jimmy Johnson
Pathology Service Associates LLC

“Coming to this Class I didn’t have an understanding of the Privacy side of HIPAA. This class made it very clear to me of the requirements that I need to do for the organization.”
Shane Kramer
Olmsted Medical Center

“I felt I have benefited greatly from this class. The instructor was very knowledgeable and patient. I would highly recommend it.”
Lora Steiner
MidOhio Cardiology and Vascular Consultant Inc.

“HIPAA is a huge piece of legislation. This course plotted a clear direction through the piles of paper, to an understanding of all the WHO, the WHAT, and the HOW. This course will send you on your way. Thanks for all the great info. I am ready to get started.”
Trey Ford
FishNet Security

“CHP was a very informative course on HIPAA and covers in-depth the various aspects of HIPAA compliance.”
Sonia Soni

“Excellent program! Very well organized and well prepared Instructor.”
Rita Smith

“Very good training on HIPAA procedures & regulations and its impact on healthcare services.”
Nasser Azan
Computer Associates

“The certified HIPAA Professional course was an exceptional method for obtaining a thorough understanding of the HIPAA regulations. The instructor was very knowledgeable of the materials. Provided excellent real life examples and kept the course interesting.”
John Kerber

“Very intuitive, well thought out course that covered all of the HIPAA requirements.”
James Holler
James Holler Inc

“Excellent course. I have a much stronger understanding of the HIPAA requirements and standards.”
Brigied Holland
Navapache Regional Medical Center (NRMC)

“I am new to the HIPAA arenas. After taking this course, I feel like an expert on HIPAA compliance. This course would benefit anyone involved in E-PHI and the medical industry in general.”
Dwayne Roberts
United States Air Force

“This HIPAA Academy™ course provided me with vital information to assist my customer‟s activities their HIPAA requirements.”
Kevin Russell
MSI Systems Integrator

“The class size allowed for a great interaction and discussions on real-life privacy and security issues. Mark is a great Instructor and really kept things moving and on track. I would highly recommend this session for individuals needing more in-depth, realistic discussions of the HIPAA regulations.”
Dena SanMiguel
AIM Health Care Services, INC

“Spot-On. The course met my objectives.”
Steve Dunkle
American Fidelit

“Having entering the course knowing only what HIPAA stands for, I came out of completing the course understanding the laws, rules and regulations to create, and implement the standards of HIPAA in the everyday practices of the company.”
Paula Loving
US MedTrans

“The CHP class provided the information necessary for me to perform my duties as a HIPAA privacy officer.”
Lisa B. Echan
State of Nevada Dept. of Human Resources

“Jody is an excellent instructor. It would have been beneficial to have a copy of the regulations either in the class or indicated in the course material. It would have been helpful to have some examples to apply the requirements to. The class did an excellent job of providing/identifying areas for the exam.”

“The instructors were very nice + helpful with questions. I now have a better understanding of HIPAA and how to implement procedures for this in the workplace to include staff training. The book + laminated cards are a great reference and irreplaceable as far as finding all of this information in one place, consolidated in this manner.”
Tracy Mergenthaler
US MedTrans

“A great overview that provides a “bread crumb” approach to understand the application of HIPAA as a part of the business processes.”
Robert Schadey

“After taking this class, I feel more comfortable with HIPAA Privacy and Security. As a CISSP, this is a great course to take for CE requirements. Furthermore, I feel more prepared as a consultant to assist my healthcare customer with HIPAA compliance.”
Chris Feeney,
CISSP Computer Services Partners Inc

“This class was a great foundation for Privacy and HIPAA overview.”
Tom Ennekins
Mount Carmel Health

“This course presented me with an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the HIPAA standards and to network with those with a common interest.”
Jody Landrigan

“I signed up for the CHP course on the high recommendations of security colleagues. Without a doubt, the Instructor and the course both delivered up to and well beyond my expectations. Great Course, great Instructor.”
Jody Fraser

“It was really nice to have an instructor like Mark with his extensive knowledge of HIPAA. I learned a lot about Privacy and Security Rule.”
Nakul Mittal
B2B Technology

“Mr. Glowacki has inspired and motivated me to investigate and become as knowledgeable as possible in HIPAA. I look forward to further education with the HIPAA Academy™ as our company’s future progresses.”
Lani Kaiser
Z Technology

“It was a very „HIPAA-licious‟ (CHP) Program. I recommend it for all practice managers, doctors and nurses too!”
Darlene Wystub
Big Sky OB/GYN

“Very helpful in understanding the Transaction and Privacy rules. Course material makes an excellent future reference.”
Dan Hoskins,

“These people are the epitome of HIPAA.”
Issa Sweilem
HIPAA Council

“This helped me to untangle the web of standards that have been required by HIPAA.”
Chip Carper
Bauguess Management

“The HIPAA Academy™ training program helped me understand how to implement HIPAA and is a good course.”
Nancy Tarr

“The class is an excellent class. It was informative and the instructor was knowledgeable on the subject.”
Paul Mancini
Signal Solutions

“The instructor was very knowledgeable and able to convey the information. The class as a whole reinforced what I thought I knew and clarified what I didn’t.”
Jay Falck
Unicorn Computing

“This class was a great introduction to HIPAA concepts and processes. I now have a basis for integrating HIPAA into our organization. Thanks.”
Robert Sossman
Signal Solutions

“The instructor is well-suited for the class and friendly, making it easier to learn and understand what’s necessary for me to return to work and do my job.”
Jeannie Nicol
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan

“Clearly Mark is a leader in the field and is one of the most, if not the most, knowledgeable trainers I have encountered in 12 years. I look forward to continuing his curriculum.”
Michael Power
HIPAA Council

“Very broad and comprehensive coverage of HIPAA privacy. Knowledgeable instructor who used a lot of examples to elucidate key issues.”
K. Thayalan

“A balanced but very directed introduction to, and expansion of, the complexities of HIPAA presented with clarity and real world solutions to HIPAA compliance.”
John Landrigan

“I would recommend this program to anyone that needs to get up to par on the HIPAA regulations. Anyone that deals with most aspects of the healthcare industry should take it. The instructor, Mark Glowacki, presented the information in a way that was understandable as it was comprehensible. He supported each topic with real life situation that put the regulations in real world applications. It was a great experience.”
Neela Balling

“Instructor Mark Glowacki is an excellent facilitator who delivers the HIPAA certification information with an upbeat and refreshing tone!”
Margo Schaefer

“Well worth the time & money great Instructor!”
Lisa Grant

“Good Class. The large amount of material was presented in an easy to understand and lively fashion. The instructor brought in many real world examples and actively solicited student participation. This kept everyone involved interested. Great Job!”
Heidi Powers

“Thank goodness there are people out there who truly understand all the aspects of HIPAA and can explain and relate them to those of us who have been inundated with unanswered questions and clouded with gray areas. I have the best grasp of this material that I could possibly have expected and the background educational support to go forward with development and enforcement of policies and security actions to interpret the rules and meet compliance.”
Donna Angiulo
Huntington Hospital

“Best HIPAA Course I have found.”
Russell Meyer
US Oncology

“The Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP) course offered by HIPAA Academy™ is an outstanding course if you need to learn how the federal regulations apply to you! Mark Glowacki is an extremely energetic Instructor who does an exceptional job of facilitating the entire learning experience.”
Julie Fetcho

“Well Organized; Instructor was very knowledgeable.”
A student in Chicago Class

“I found Ali to be very informative and easy to listen to. Thank you.”
Lyn Formella

“With the Myriad of HIPAA training programs that present themselves daily, it is refreshing to finally find one that delivers the wealth of knowledge possessed by the instructor combined with an energetic teaching style creates a rewarding and enjoyable learning environment.”
Brandon Gust

“Mark Glowacki is an outstanding Instructor who clearly knows not just the course but the intricacies of the regs”.
A student in Chicago Class

“I found this course material to be especially enlightening. It was a great way to establish clarity about the HIPAA and to obtain a broad overview and how we could begin to build an integrated HIPAA project plan. I feel very empowered as a result of having taking this course.”
A student in Chicago (July 21-23)

“The class was very beneficial. It confirmed what I knew about HIPAA But more importantly, it made some areas of the regs so much clearer.”
Shelly Gliner
Schmierer BH Corp

“This class was excellent for providing me with the concepts of HIPAA, since I did not know anything about HIPAA. Excited about taking the Security Specialist Class. Thanks Mark for a great Job.”
Tony Diaz

“Mark Glowacki is an excellent Instructor and really understands the complex language of HIPAA. He was able to convey his knowledge of the regulations in a way that a diverse group of students could all understand. Well Done.”
Ken Ihrer,

“This course confirmed a lot of what our organization had already researched. However, research does not allow you to ask questions. Having an instructor that knew what he was talking about was Awesome.”
Kerri Alexander
The Scooter Store

“Discussion was very helpful and enlightening. Instructor‟s suggestions and insight was great. A great class to achieve an overall understanding of HIPAA Privacy, Transaction & code sets and Security.”
Trish Voss
Parkview Medical Center

“I felt that the classes I attended were highly informative, well-organized and well-presented. I thought Mark did an excellent job as the instructor and contributed significant value-added information to the course. I also thought Mark did a great job of soliciting relevant class participation. I thought the course material was comprehensive and easy-to-understand.”
Lynn Gibson
Gibson Dimensions

“Very well done. Terri made a very complex law understandable. She made time during presentation to answer questions.”
Judy Stevenson
Bremer County

“The overview presented was very user friendly. Very good and pertinent discussions. Good presentation.”
Shane Walter
Sioux County

“[The HIPAA Brief was] very interesting, exciting, and informative”
Raimbekov Karim,
Irina K. Haroug MD, LTD

“Helped considerably. I‟ve been away from the medical industry for 3 ½ years and returned one week ago. So I have a lot to catch up on – real quick!”
Pat Drelie

“As a healthcare quality assurance/peer review clearinghouse, we had specific questions regarding HIPAA. Mike was extremely helpful.”
Dr. Michael Eisner
Federal Healthcare Review

“[The] course was very informative and entertaining.”
Kim Agort
Illinois Implant Dentistry

“My base knowledge of the changes was greatly broadened. It will help to organize the attack.”
Ron Jones, Ph.D.
Sun Health, Inc.

“Mark is a great instructor; he kept the material clear and interesting which is not easy!”
Student in Des Moines CHP course

“I have been made aware of how important it is to protect other person‟s information. I also want my private info protected.”
Myrna Williams
Dr. Sarita Woodson

“The course is well structured and very clear. I was very impressed!”
Student in Des Moines CHP course

“JK successfully used real-world examples to illustrate the text provided in the book.”
Chris Kerstiens

“The HIPAA course (CHP) was outstanding! The huge amount of information distributed throughout the course not only held my interest, but also left me with the desire to learn more about the HIPAA background.”
Ben Sabedic

“The HIPAA Academy™ has embarked on a mission to train those involved with healthcare data – on the details of HIPAA law. This is no small task, as it seems even after 7 years the creators of the law have yet to move a good portion of the law out of the realm of theoretical. The instructor is probably one of the most knowledgeable in the country and his love of the subject shows in his lectures.”
Jim Reynolds
Zebec Data Systems

“The material and instructor (JK) gave needed detailed information. This course was not just a simple overview.”
A student in the CHP course in Houston

“The class covered HIPAA regulations in a very thorough and well presented training course. I learned more then I could have expected about HIPAA implementation and legislation. The instructor was extremely well prepared and presented the material in a format anyone could follow. I recommend this class to anyone interested in HIPAA regulations or working within the healthcare industry.”
Chris Brown
Zebec Data Systems

“A very knowledgeable speaker who provided a clear overview of HIPAA and the impact on various groups.”
Deb Westvold
Iowa State Association of County Officials

“The course gave a good overview of the fundamentals of HIPAA Privacy, Security and the Transactions & Code Sets. The Instructor was knowledgeable and his ability to relate the concepts to real life experience was beneficial.”
Margie Polis
New Horizons of Syracuse

“Overall The HIPAA Academy™ provided clear concise presentations dispelling many of the common misconceptions of the reach of the HIPAA Legislation.”
Rick Van
Luvender The Training Camp

“Courseware contents were very good. The Instructor’s ability to relate to personal experience was extremely useful. Class discussions were excellent and role plays added value.”
Ken Jaffe
Computer Education Services

“HIPAA Academy™ is obviously knowledgeable in the HIPAA requirements. I will be looking into future training. Your instructor was very personable and kept your interest. HIPAA Academy™ is obviously a good resource for our questions.”
Terri Brown
Halvorson Trane Co.

“The class gave me a solid understanding of HIPAA Privacy and the Security requirements”
Linda Dyczkiewycz
ComDoc Inc.

“This course gave me an EXCELLENT theoretical and practical basis to assist the medical community implement HIPAA”
Roy Kotze
Instructional Design Associate

“The resources in the class really helped in the learning process. Instructor really gave the extra mile.”
Comment from an attendee

“Instructor was lively, personable. Course was very good, informative.”
Astread Ferm-Poole
Department of Social Services, State of Connecticut

“Outstanding course. Excellent overview. Course rating 10. Instructor rating 10.”
Mass Mutual Financial Group

“This session has more information than some of the websites I have visited. I learned how much of an impact this has on my business than previously thought. It gave me insight into other areas that I have to identify for compliance with HIPAA.”
Deanna Shokan
TechniMed Transcriptions

“I feel that the overall knowledge that the HIPAA Academy™ brings to a seminar such as this, is well worth any business owner or employers time.”
Gail Hilsabeck
Benefit Source

“Excellent presentation. It brought the heavy weight information down to the individual level of understanding.”
Jean Hodges
Newburry Management Co.

“I have a better understanding of what is required of my company to be compliant. The websites for information on a HIPAA will be very beneficial.”
Kim Heggen
Vital Support Systems

“A very knowledgeable speaker who provided a clear overview of HIPAA and the impact on various groups.”
Deb Westvold

“A solid broad overview of a complex law having major impact on health professionals and the business community.”
Linda Goeldner
Iowa Nurses Association

“Mark was an excellent instructor. He was always ready to discuss the details and fine point of HIPAA with examples. Much appreciated.”
Jerry Moore
New Horizons of Orlando

“Excellent class. I have attended several boot camps and due to the lack of the instructor to relay the information I was extremely disappointed. This class, however was a very good class and was well instructed.”
Charles Morgan
New Horizons

“Excellent delivery and well paced. The strength of the course was entirely the knowledge and presence of the instructor. Ali was knowledgeable and entertaining. Course rating 10. Instructor rating 10.”
Elisa Chase
State of Connecticut

“I would like to take this time to thank Tom Eilers for his outstanding efforts in a meeting we set up with him and the EMS staff. Tom went out of his way to attend this meeting and helped us answer some of the questions the EMS people had. I would like to request Tom be the instructor for CHP class as he has the knowledge of how HIPAA will affect the EMS people. Once again, New Horizons appreciates the great support we are receiving from the HIPAA Academy™ as we continue to notify our customers of the partnership New Horizons has made with the HIPAA Academy™ and the training that is offered.”
Sandy Mead
Senior Account Executive
New Horizons Computer Learning Center

“I believe that the Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP) course is an effective way to obtain a solid understanding of the pending HIPAA standards. I couldn’t imagine a company attempting to become HIPAA compliant without first attending a course like this.”
Shane Smith
Clark University

“The strength of the course was the enthusiasm and knowledge of the instructor.”
Bob Mallick
Mass Mutual Financial Group

“Chuck was an excellent instructor. He gave a lot of examples and truly understood the material.”
HIPAA Professional Student

“Allan did an excellent job in instructing us on HIPAA compliance. I enjoyed his class and it was very beneficial to me. I like the small class size we were in- it made it easy to discuss topics and issues we had. The most important thing was the ability to ask questions or discuss issues that we had at any point during the seminar and not having to wait till the end for a question and answers session.”
Julie Bain
J.D. Bonner, MD

“Chuck made class enjoyable while teaching professionally. Great job!”
HIPAA Professional Student

“The course was excellent for learning the basics of HIPAA. The material was easy to understand considering the difficult and complicated subject.”
Kathy Atchley
St. Bernard’s Medical Center

“I enjoyed the course very much. Chuck was very knowledgeable in the HIPAA regulations and effectively communicated them.”
HIPAA Professional Student

“Excellent class! The instructor was fantastic!”
HIPAA Professional Student

“Excellent course. The most informative I have ever attended.”
Lynn Simmons
Jonesboro Surgical Assoc.

“Allan is a very good instructor. He made HIPAA fun to learn.”
HIPAA Professional Student

“I was very apprehensive about HIPAA going into this course. To be honest, I was very ignorant of HIPAA. However, by the end of the day, I realized in many areas our office was already HIPAA compliant. But I learned many things we needed to incorporate into our clinic in order to meet compliance. This one-day course was very informative and helpful for me.”
Jonesboro Surgery Clinic

“The class was very good. The instructor was very knowledgeable. He spent a lot of time making sure we understood the material and how to use it. When you finish this class you should be able to pass the certification test.”
Kathryn French

“An excellent intensive program with practical helpful information that can be used in the work setting. Very practical.”
Phyllis Woolverton
St. Bernard’s Medical Center

“An excellent intensive course with helpful information that can be used in everyday practice.”
HIPAA Professional Student

“Allan does an excellent job of breaking HIPAA down into understandable “English” instead of lawyer language.”
HIPAA Professional Student

“Allan is a great instructor who effectively uses examples to explain issues, makes the course enjoyable and encourages discussions.”
HIPAA Professional Student

“Great overview!”
Robert Savage

“The instructor was extremely knowledgeable about this subject and willing to answer all questions. She was also able to put the information in Layman’s terms.”
Andi Cady
Hollywood Pediatrics

“A tremendous amount of material explained in a coherent manner.”
Jason Schulman
Hollywood Pediatrics

“The Professional course is a must do for anyone involved in a HIPAA implementation!”
Anthony Williams

“I had attended a couple of shorter seminars prior to this training; however this Professional course was much more informative. It offered me an opportunity to ask questions and gave me time to work on our facility plan to become HIPAA Compliant. The instructor’s knowledge helped me make the information easier to comprehend. I appreciate the huge manual concerning HIPAA rules and will use it as a wonderful source of information to assist us in becoming HIPAA compliant.”
Karen Duregger
Duncan Heights, Inc.
Iowa Association of Homes & Services for the Aging

“The Professional Course helped me get my arms around HIPAA and I now have a much greater understanding of compliance steps. Lorna did a wonderful job of presenting the information. The manual is a very complete reference tool and I appreciate being able to walk away with a plan to take back to our facility.”
Betsy Burton
Bethany Manor

“I was very nervous to break into small groups to write a compliance plan. Listening to other groups present their plans was very useful to me. Everyone thinks of different things, everyone has new, different ideas. Thanks for making me do that!”
Chris Boyken
Duncan Heights, Inc.
Iowa Association of Homes & Services for the Aging

“The class was very well paced with information in all areas of the new requirements.”
Kellien Duncan
County of Alameda

“As a project manager for DHS Oklahoma, I found the training session held by Ali a very informative and productive use of my time. The session covered the key aspects of HIPAA and how it affects government and healthcare organizations along with the key high-level tasks that need to be completed to be HIPAA compliant. Ali also shared his insights and experiences with the group and this was extremely beneficial to me. I would recommend that anybody that needs a decent overview of HIPAA must attend this session. It will help you get out of the starting block in a hurry.”
Sarjoo Shah,
HIPAA Project Manager Department of Health Services (DHS)
State of Oklahoma

“The instructor was very knowledgeable about HIPAA Compliance. This is the most information I’ve gotten about HIPAA. I’ve been to other HIPAA training and I have never gotten the wealth of information I received today.”
Inez Wondeh
Peninsula Medical Group

“A fast pace, informative overview of the Administrative Simplification portion of the HIPAA legislation. Excellent reference tools and indicators to help administrators identify the ‘next course of action’.”
Deborah Windish
Michigan Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP)

“We covered an enormous amount of material in a short period of time. The Certified HIPAA Instructor made complex and hard to understand material easy to learn!”
Joe Flippin

“I have learned a tremendous amount!”
Victoria Sunshine

“Ali’s presentation was both highly informative and a basic building block for implementation of HIPAA regulations. This was a fundamental step toward a large training opportunity for New Horizons of Michigan.”
Mark McManus,
Sr Chairman New Horizons of Michigan

“Excellent overview of HIPAA regulations. I look forward to attending the advanced programs on the implementation.”
Steven Shurts
Harris HeathTrends, Inc.

“Was very helpful, I would even call it vital. I will urge all my co-workers and associates to get trained. Everyone should attend the 3-Day Professional boot camp. I wish I’d done this last year.”
Trish Chandler

“The Certified HIPAA Professional course has not only enlarged my knowledge and expertise, but also opened wider the door to professional and entrepreneurial opportunities.”
Laurice Green
Child and Family

“I enjoyed the class. I initially thought that healthcare portion would be hard to follow coming from a technical background. The course and the regulations related a lot to network technologies. I just passed the CISSP exam and combined with this credential, I feel this will help my consulting business tremendously.”
Lisa Jones
Slipknot Technologies

“Well organized information. A solid understanding of the topic was presented as well as insights into opportunities that will be available as a result of this initiative.”
Terry Roberts
Business Systems Engineering

“The information in the course is clear and concise and will serve as a good HIPAA reference!”
Gina Winchester
Sharp, Inc.

“I have an EDI X12 background in distributing manufacturing and finance. I am familiar with mapping software and principles. This course explained many new terms and procedures in an easy to learn style and I would recommend it to people with or without a healthcare background.”
Ernie Schum
Schum Consulting, Inc.

“The class was extremely informative. I’ve learned many new things and also received confirmation that I understand certain aspects of HIPAA correctly.”
Darcey Gartner
Vista Healthplan, Inc.

“Lorna is an excellent instructor. Her examples of in-the-box and out-of-the-box were excellent.”
Betty Aukee

“This was by far the most in-depth HIPAA course I have attended. The instruction staff is very knowledgeable of the Administrative Simplification Title. They did a great job of operating a comfortable environment.”
Kelly Gruber
Des Moines Orthopedic Surgeons

“I realize the professional importance of understanding this information. I really believe my professional life is dependent on acquiring this knowledge. It is a lot of information in a short time, but I have a reference book. I am accustomed to Federal and State rules and regulations and this is just one more very important tool to do a better job. I have now been given the tools and opportunity to succeed. I will recommend this course to others without hesitation.”
John Palmer
Shelby County Government
Oakville Healthcare Center

“I’m amazed at how much I was able to learn in just 3 days. I feel very confident that the information I picked up, the practical exercises and the class interactions provided me with what I need to help my customers through the HIPAA hoop! The instructors were knowledgeable and always willing to address specific questions. All in all, this was a great experience that will benefit me, my clients, and my company!”
Cathy Pitt
Hewlett Packard

“I have been following HIPAA progression for 2 years and found this course the most comprehensive of all my studies, especially in the privacy section. The instructor seemed to take personal responsibility to assure the students understood that this section was important to all areas of the HIPAA legislation.”

“I would recommend this course to anyone in the medical field responsible for HIPAA Compliance. I had very little knowledge of HIPAA and the medical industry as a whole. This course educated me in these areas. I feel that I came away with a good base to build on. I believe that many people will struggle with compliance without this help!”
Tom Agnitsch
ANE Technology Services

“I am excited to learn about the HIPAA Academy™ and its services.”
Bill Bendall
SeniorCare, Inc.

“One of the strengths of the course was the overview of upcoming changes to HIPAA legislation.”
Karla Combs
Lipscomb & Pitts

“What an eye opener. Before the course I had only a vague idea of the implications and scope of HIPAA. Now I realize how much work is left to be done to get into compliance and how this is going to touch every aspect of the health care industry.”
James Cerney
J.C. Solutions

“This class was very intense and extremely beneficial at breaking down the core components of Title II. I was already familiar with HIPAA and had attended previous courses, however I feel this class brought it all together for me.”
Tracie Martin
Baylor Health Care Systems

“The Size and scope of the HIPAA legislation was brought into perspective buy the HIPAA Academy™. I now have a far greater understanding of the impact on the entire healthcare industry. The importance of the Professional class cannot be under stated.”
Allan Gilbreath
Network Edge

“Fast paced, well organized, data packed, lively and entertaining.”
Sumner Buck
VP Open Road Technologies

“I would highly recommend the HIPAA Academy™ to anyone in healthcare that wants to obtain the knowledge that will be crucial to implement HIPAA legislation in their organization. I found the instructors and the course material to be first rate and the information taught will help healthcare professionals at all levels to navigate the risky waters of HIPAA.”
Joel H. Snook,
CPA Chief Financial Officer
St. Petersburg, FL

“They are the only organization that could help me achieve my goal of certification. I would rate them very highly. They have a broad background of HIPAA knowledge.”
Tom Eilers
HIPAA Consultant & Project Manager

“The Certified Professional Course is a great course packed with useful information.”
Margie Pullock
Orlando, FL

“The strength of the course was the instructor’s knowledge base beyond the scope of requirements for certification.” “This was a great learning experience and a non-intimidating atmosphere.”
Francoise Ager

“The Certified HIPAA Professional course is one of the best, if not the best, courses on the down and dirty of HIPAA. I highly recommend this course as a “Train the Trainer” for health care organizations looking to comply with current and pending requirements. This course is going to help me immensely in architecting solutions for organizations to comply with Title 2 requirements.”
Bob Tahmaseb, CISSP, Systems Engineer
RSA Security Inc.

“The HIPAA Academy™ training course is comprehensive and practical. I walked away from this course with a very clear understanding of the Administrative Simplification components of HIPAA. This course allowed me to get my arms around some very complicated requirements and helped me piece the requirements together. I was surprised at how helpful it was because I had a fairly comprehensive understanding to HIPAA prior to taking the course. I highly recommend it to anyone who will be involved with HIPAA compliance; in fact, anyone who is involved with HIPAA would be foolish for not taking this course.”
Teri Ann Lawyer, HIPAA Attorney
Pingel & Templer, P.C.

“The Certified HIPAA Professional course is a great source of information. It really lets you get your hands around what HIPAA and the Administrative Simplification Title mean and how it will change business. Not only does the course show business requirements, but the business opportunities that will arise as well.”
Chris Reynolds
ExecuTrain of Nebraska

“This is by far the most comprehensive course I have ever taken. The instructor‟s personality and knowledge of the course really moves things along without making you feel too overwhelmed. For anyone involved with HIPAA in any capacity, I wholeheartedly recommend attending this course.”
Barbara Slocumb
Orlando, FL

“The instructor was great; his enthusiasm for the course material was only surpassed by his knowledge of the material.”
Lori Lederman
Orlando, FL

“Your instructor took the regulations and made them easier to understand!”

“Your instructors are great about answering one-on-one questions and making extra time for the students.”
Student in Des Moines Professional Course

“The Certified HIPAA Professional course is an excellent distillation of what really matters in HIPAA. Security and Privacy have been intimidating topics in HIPAA. The course materials organized the information in an approachable format. I’d recommend the class to anyone in a leadership position in the healthcare industry. In three days you really can get up to speed on the most significant event for the industry since Y2K.”
Mark Glowacki
IT Consultant & Project Coach

“It’s a lot of information and I need to digest it before I go back to the plan I had already started to create.”

“I learned a lot!”

“This course is the most complete, well written and well presented HIPAA Courses I have been to.”

“I thought that Alan was a terrific instructor. His enthusiasm for the subject matter made for an enjoyable class. His insights and examples added some clarity to content that could be considered very cloudy in some respects. As far as the structure of the class, I thought that two days and an exam (even though I didn’t take it) seemed like too much to absorb. HIPAA regulations aren’t what I consider an easy topic and there was way too much to cover to prepare for an exam.”

“I thought the instructor was great; really liked his teaching style and thought he knew his stuff. On the class, I actually think for most companies- 2 days is probably about right. We tend to ask tons of questions / get into different topics (in a good way).”

“Instructor was extremely knowledgeable on the subject matter and has a passion for the content. He is wonderful and I really like how he used the dry erase board for a lot of the topics. For me, a visual gives a better understanding on how things work and the explanation”

“I think the instructor did a very good job. He was able to help us relate the HIPAA regulations to our specific situation, concerns, and issues. His presentation style was appreciated because what could have been a very dry topic was made somewhat more interesting with real examples & applicability to our needs. I do think 2 days was adequate to cover the material.”

“I finally feel like I have a direction to go with HIPAA.”

“The instructor is very knowledgeable of the material!”

“This course went over all aspects of HIPAA.”

“I am glad I attended the Professional course. What a great help.”

“Excellent information provided in a simple way. I really did learn a great deal, thank you so much!”
Various other student comments

“All of us at New Horizons Computer Learning Center wanted to commend you on an excellent HIPAA session yesterday. We appreciate you coming in from Chicago for us. As we committed, our turn out was strong and attendee involvement was high. Our sales team very encouraged by the amount of interest that was generated in such a short amount of time. Out of the forty plus registrants around thirty arrived and many of these are preparing for future classes. Many of the students have commented on the quality of the HIPAA Academy™ material and the professional manner in which the subjects matter was delivered. Your ability to answer questions thoroughly and quickly was greatly appreciated. I have no doubt they will refer additional co-workers to this session. On a separate note several members had shown additional interest in security training, which the SCP can deliver.
If there is any way we can assist you in the future do not hesitate to call. We value our Partnership and plan on having great successes this year.”
Dan Sorenson, Sales Manager
New Horizons of Des Moines, Iowa


“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

“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

“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 span 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

“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

“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 strongly 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.”
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

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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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 cyber security 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 cyber security. 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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

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

“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

“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 strong 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.”
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.”
Chicago Public Class 2010

CCSA℠ Testimonials

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

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

"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

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

"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

"Well-rounded program covering more than one security standard. Course Rating: 10, Instructor Rating: 10"
Alec Hyeler

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

“The ecfirst webinar ‘Checklist for Addressing HIPAA & HITECH Breach’ was right on-time for our organization as we just completed our HIPAA/HITECH risk assessment.  The webinar gave great information, resources and recommendations.”

Trina Spalding, CISM
Norton Healthcare, Information Services

“This was the best webinar that I have ever attended/participated in regarding HIPAA & HITECH.  The information was presented in a clear and concise format, which made it very easy to comprehend.  The slides were on target and the information was very relevant.  They really brought to light the areas that need to be addressed by our company re: HIPAA & HITECH.  Mr. Pabrai is an expert in the field of HIPAA security and his passion for educating others was evident throughout the presentation.  The complimentary information that ecfirst provides regarding HIPAA is further evidence that this company believes in serving others and puts forth the extra effort to make sure that we understand the importance of being in compliance.  I also highly recommend ecfirst for HIPAA training – the on-line training is very thorough, convenient and easily accessible.”
Belinda Guyton

“I work for a small non-profit, working as a business associate, on a limited budget and the free webinar provided by ecfirst was a great resource in providing updated information about HIPAA/HITECH. I was especially interested to hear about the recent DHHS audits and fines, the first ones given for Privacy Rule violations! As most small organizations, we continue to struggle with issues such as where to concentrate our efforts and what to expect if an OCR audit takes place. The Checklist provided was an excellent starting point for us to confirm that we understand our regulatory obligations and responsibilities.

Mr. Pabrai did an excellent job in reminding us that it is not just the federal regulations that we need to be mindful of; there are several state laws that are even more stringent. I really liked hearing how other standards can be used, for example, the PCI DSS as a reference and the ISO 27000 as a comprehensive set of best practices. The resources provided were really great, the afore mentioned Checklist was the beginning, then Mr. Pabrai displayed the seven steps to enterprise security that ecfirst has trademarked, he listed new and updated NIST Guidelines, and finished with compliance and security priorities. This was a very good presentation that gave the listener useful pointers on where to go for more information and where to get excellent training.”
Marie Huddle
NRI, Inc.

” Meaningful ” Seminar: 3/31/11
“The various presenters spoke in every-day language that was user-friendly to the non IT people like myself. As an end-user of IT products, therefore, your presentation provided much value.”
Ann Elrington, Chief Medical Officer
Detroit Community Health Connection

“The HIPAA Academy™ has given me a lot of valuable information as to where my company falls into the HIPAA scheme of things. The CHA class gave me valuable information, tools, and direction as to the steps to take towards compliance.”
Terri Brown
Halvorson Trane

“The Certified HIPAA Administrator is a good course. I found out a lot of great information in a short period of time. Very worthwhile.”
Tom Edgeton

“Everyone needs the Administrator course!”
Cathy Halston

“I now have a much better understanding of HIPAA privacy and terms. I will have more confidence in speaking about HIPAA with my clients after taking the Administrator class.”
A MediNotes Account Executive

“Thank you for your invitation to ‘The Introduction to Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Programs’. The session provided a very concise overview of the rules. The information will be of great value to our consulting practice as we look to assist our client’s preparation and implementation.”
Marianne Mecke

“This is the first presentation I have seen since the final rule was published. The content was very helpful in guiding us to a path toward meaningful use implementation of our EHR. I would recommend this webinar to anyone interested in obtaining incentive money from CMS.”
Paul Mitchell
Director of Information Systems
Sun Life Family Health Center

“The information was very timely and ‘meaningful’ to what facilities are facing in the market today. “
Mark Patton
Quality Initiatives Manager

“I am the HIPAA Security Officer here and have also been following the EHR requirements in order to become familiar with the certification documents and rules. I appreciate these ecfirst Webinars as the information is extremely helpful. The EHR presentation was very thorough and helpful and contained some points I had not heard previously. I rely on ecfirst’s leadership in these matters.”
Iris Anderson
HIPAA Security Officer
Prime Healthcare Systems

“I found the presentation today to be valuable because it was crisp, short, and memorable. For example, without looking thru any materials, I can now say that EHR incentives differ in terms of stages, Medicare, Medicaid, and general provider types. I know that ONC and CMS have issued several final rules in the past month, but it was quite useful to have those summarized in terms of what they were and when they were issued in the Federal Register. As an independent consultant in healthcare, the presentation helped me in the building of my own ‘mental map’ of HITECH and its incentives – to spot opportunities for my clients.”
Henry A Perretta

“Today’s webinar was very insightful, compiling a vast amount of information into a direct, professional presentation. The statistics, criteria, timelines and objectives shared enlighten us all to a new level of understanding Meaningful Use. Thanks go to Mr. Pabrai for his enthusiasm, clear and direct delivery, as well as his dedication to share his knowledge.”
B.W. Brilling
BWB Consultants

“The webcast was very interactive and helps everyone to understand about the EHR incentive mandates.”
R. Saravanan
Assistant Manager Operations
Episource India

“It is Eliza Corporation’s mission to work with health plans to make their customers healthier and thus reduce their costs. Your webinar gave us insight on how, with the new EHR rules, hospitals and other health professionals will have to adopt this technology to make healthcare a more efficient process. This in turn will be saving the health plans we work with money because of the reduction of unnecessary procedures, surgeries etc.”
Ally Costello
Eliza Corporation

“Thank you for hosting the webinar yesterday on Understanding Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Mandates. It was very informative for me as I am in the beginning stages to provide professional services to assist transitions for this part of the industry.”
Tim Engberg

“I found the “Understanding Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Mandates” webinar very timely and beneficial especially with the July 14th release of the Proposed Rule. “
Avalon Allen
IT Compliance
Kaiser Permanente

“Thanks for providing a very timely and “meaningful” presentation. It was a very good summary of what has become slightly confusing in the last month. We seem to get so busy that we have to rely on presentations like this one to keep us focused.”
Julie Croly CPC CPC-P CPC-I
Croly & Associates LLC

“As the Manager of Clinical Development, it’s imperative that I stay on top of changes. There have been many differing opinions when it comes to HITECH and CCHIT, but this presentation helped to clarify what the reality is. It was clear, concise and helpful.”
Didi Oxner
Manager, Clinical Development
The Echo Group

“I found the presentation very thorough and informative, given the 30 minute time frame, which is ideal for many of us who are in calls and meetings all day long. “
Jenny Liljeberg, MPP
Senior Ctr. Manager
Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform

“In your Executive Brief I learned more details of what needs to be done to comply with HIPAA.”
Clarice Baiotto
All American Turf Beauty Inc.

“I found the speaker to be very informational. I appreciate the websites that were given as references to help my efforts of becoming compliant.”
Sandy Kelly
HS Medical Billing Services

“Ali is very knowledgeable on HIPAA and its requirements. I enjoyed his presentation today and look forward to attending the HIPAA Academy™ courses.”
Janet Snoozy
The Foreign Candy Co.

“Being in the technology business, we understand the tremendous impact HIPAA will have on every business. This session reiterates the need for training, planning, and implementation.”
Doug Zaletel
Harvest Services

“I thought Ali delivered a very complicated subject matter in a very informative and casual way. I’ve seen him speak on other occasions and he is always prepared and informed on the latest HIPAA information. I would strongly suggest attending one of his sessions.”
Michael Hope
ETI Benefits

“Ali did a great job generalizing HIPAA requirements. It was a great introduction and clearly identified the need to further educate us on how it will impact the City of Carroll.”
Sheri Mertz
City of Carroll

“The Executive Brief was a very helpful overview. I really didn’t understand the scope of HIPAA legislation before this presentation. Thanks!”
Deborah Jones
Deborah Jones, DPM

“This is a good overview. Most of us that are involved with HIPAA often feel overwhelmed. I’m still overwhelmed but I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.”
Deeann M. Biondi

“Excellent course to provide an overview of HIPAA in a short period of time. Excellent and very knowledgeable instructor who was able to cover key issues of HIPAA in an easy to understand manner and in a very short time (2 hours).”
Steve Trosty
AP Assurance

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