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

Eloy Escamilla
Knapp Medical Center

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Examine the NIST Cyber Security Framework (CSF)!

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

Joe Wood
Prime Healthcare

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Understand Cyber Security Plan Components In-Class!

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

Uma Mahesh
Prime Healthcare

CCSA℠ Testimonials

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
Vizient

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

Ken Boyer
Konica Minolta

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

Tracy Wood
Konica Minolta

Material was well organized and presented in a methodical manner. Overall rating of the course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”

Mary Nickle
TerraCom Direct

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

Katherine Finley
Konica Minolta

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

Clif Magee
Engagement Team Manager, Los Angeles Market
Konica Minolta Business Solutions

Course Strengths: Presentation Material of the CCSASM course.”

Grace Parker
Parsons Corporation

Course Rating: 10, Instructor Rating: 10”

Howard Blober
Full Spectrum Assess

Comprehensive yet moved quickly Course Rating: 10, Instructor Rating: 10”

Margaret Ayala
Los Angeles County

Checklist, documents, and resources provided, knowledgeable instructor. Course Rating: 10, Instructor Rating: 10”

Derek Christopher
Hines and Associates

Well organized, practical study very useful.”

Sungih Ahu

A+ Course. Rating: 10 Instructor Rating: 10”

Connie Seal
Deep Run Security

Good overall review of NIST CSF Framework. Instructor Rating: 10”

David Sanner
Cisco

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

Eugene Fry
Scryptinc

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

Karen Figueroa
Evangelical Covenant

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

Alec Hyeler
3M

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

Andrew Parleto

Course Rating: 10, Instructor Rating: 10”

BAli Mirshafii
KMBS

Solid Introduction to Cyber Security. Course Rating: 10, Instructor Rating: 10”

Bryan Taylor
All Covered

Interactive program with examples. Course Rating: 10, Instructor Rating: 10”

Drew Catalpo
All Covered

Great pace, good information that is relevant. Course Rating: 10, Instructor Rating: 10”

Richard Richison
All Covered

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

Steve Lewis, EVP & COO
StoAmigo

Foundation information to prepare an effective cybersecurity program was a strength of the CCSASM course. Over rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”

William Evans, CIO
CSVS

Strength of the course was its comprehensive and general application across industries. Over rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”

Brett Peters, Regional Manager
Konica Minolta

Strength of the course was the higher level of knowledge of cyber security.”

Kari Orrender, Regional Manager
Konica Minolta

Very clear! Detailed! Pulled the CHP and CSCS courses together. Over rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”

Stephanie Benoit-Kurtz, VP
Link Technologies

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

Michael O’Hara
MedSec Privacy

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

Rick Kingsbury
Konica Minolta

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

Kevin Roth
Konica Minolta

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

James Trewin, Sr. VP, Information Services
CHMB

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

Ian Maurer, Sr. VP of Technology
CHMB

Applicable knowledge and detailed information that is usable and well organized were the strngths of the CCSASM program. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”

Student, Las Vegas CCSASM Program

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

Charity Sharpe
Unity Point Health

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

Karen Durbin

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

Kris Laidley

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

Beth Manley
Iowa State Association of Counties

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

Lorna Waggoner

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

Deb Lang

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

Roy Hansen

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

Heather Burke

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

Stephanie Toms

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

Annjonette Mimi Hart
Unity Point Health

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

Fritz Craiger

Very effective presentation delivered in the CCSASM Program. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.

Rob Blue
Unity Point Health

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

Adam Romo

Wow! Great instructor/presenter! CCSASM is a terrific course.

Attendee, Sep 2016

Very informative. Kept if fun and interesting.

Attendee, Sep 2016

Helps us to build and validate the security program for the enterprise. Overall rating of course and instructor: 10.

Anca Banciu
Montefiore Health System

Good materials and checklist for cyber security.

Attendee, Sep 2016

Ali Pabrai is a great instructor! Did a phenomenal job in presenting material for the CCSASM program in such a short amount of time. Overall rating of course and instructor: 10. Great instructor. Great resources

Angela Simmons
Total Medical Compliance

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

Attendee, Sep 2016

Informed instructor. Overall rating of course and instructor: 10.

Terri Durst
Southwest Diagnostic Imaging

Good overview with detail backup for future reference.

Charles Rivers
SDI

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

Patrick Cross
Memorial Health

Clear to follow. Thoroughly outlined. Overall rating of course and instructor: 10. Thank you for a very clear explanation of a complicated area.

Judith D. Thompson, Esq.
Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office

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

Rafael Diaz
Clinicas del Camino Real, Inc.

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

Timothy Olson
Southwest Health System

The strength of the course was the wide coverage of topics.

Denis Burns
FSU College of Medicine

Dynamic speaker and able to deliver technical content in an easy to understand manner. Overall rating of course and instructor: 10. Instructor Ali Pabrai was extremely knowledgeable and effective at teaching the CCSASM material. I thoroughly enjoyed this course.

Lisa Jackel
Goodwill of the Finger Lakes, Inc.

The checklists and content that can be easily implemented into processes – were the strengths of the course.

Jessica James
Amedisys, Inc

Course was thorough and included good materials. Very good course. Very thorough information provided. Class interaction was very important.

Andrei Dumitrescu
State of Tennessee

Instructor was able to explore any topic in greater detail. Overall rating of course and instructor: 10.

Randy Overmyer
Goodwill of the Finger Lakes, Inc.

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

Jay Falck
Unicorn Computing

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

Eloy Escamilla
Knapp Medical Center

Great instructor with patience in teaching and guiding the course in an understandable manner.

Juan Alvarado>
Prime Healthcare

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

Stephanie Scere
Monroe Hospital

Interactive presentation. Instructor was prepared for the program.

Soumya Lingareddy
Dallas Medical Center

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

Deborah Lesher
Providence Medical Center

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

Joy Patton
Prime Healthcare

Overall rating of course and instructor: 10. Great speaker.

CCSASM Attendee
Dallas Regional Medical Center

Great instructor. Overall rating of course and instructor: 10.

Joel Leal
Harlingen Medical Center

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

Mike Gaglianone
Prime Healthcare

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

Robert Gates
Prime Healthcare

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

Joe Wood
Prime Healthcare

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

Uma Mahesh
Prime Healthcare

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

Peggy Assessor
Lake Huron Medical Center

Overall rating of course and instructor: 10. Very informative. Look forward to another class. Strength of the course was the powerpoint presentation. Pabrai the instructor was very active in delivering.

Attendee
CCSASM Program, Dallas, Texas

Ali was extremely knowledgeable. Overall rating of course and instructor: 10. Ali Pabrai was not only knowledgeable but also entertaining. He gave practical examples of complex areas.

Frank Mader
East Liverpool City Hospital

Overall rating of instructor: 10. Swift and concise. Well done!

Joe Olenick
East Liverpool City Hospital

I enjoyed the course and would recommend to all that need cyber security training. Overall rating of course and instructor: 10. Ali Pabrai was an excellent speaker.

Daniel Bowen
Prime Healthcare

Overall rating of course and instructor: 10. Instructor was prepared for the course.

Attendee
CCSASM Program, Dallas, Texas

Instructor was prepared for the course. Rating: 10.

Harikiran M.
Dallas Medical Center

Organized course. Appropriate. On-target for information that a HIPAA and Security Officer needs day-today.

Attendee
CCSASM Program, Dallas, Texas

Overall rating of course: 10. Ali Pabrai is very knowledgeable.

Tero Caamano
Prime Healthcare

I found the CCSASM course to be very unique. During the course the instructor Ali Pabrai challenges the students to think about applying the concepts taught to the current issues and challenges of the organization; including addressing day-to-day operations. The course discusses how to develop our cyber strategy. Very detailed and to the point program. Lots of good information covered in a day! Rating of course: 10. Rating of instructor: 10.

Sujeeth Lingual
Prime Healthcare

Generated awareness that the threats out there are real and need immediate attention. Rating of course: 10. Rating of instructor: 10. Style in which content was delivered made course content interesting and captivating. Instructor was very prepared.

Michael Lumague
Prime Healthcare

Ali knows how to engage and keep students entertained. Rating of course: 9. Rating of instructor: 9. Good presenter makes information relevant to our environment. Love his jokes.

Martin Cordova
Prime Healthcare

Templates and checklists were strengths of the course. Rating of course: 9. Rating of instructor: 9. Instructor was very prepared for the course.

Sean Whitney
Prime Healthcare

Good understanding of and enforcement of the cyber security framework as well as structure and tools. Rating of course: 9. Rating of instructor: 9. The cyber security framework was well stressed.

Tony Van Boetel
Prime Healthcare

Ali was an excellent teacher. Very clear and precise. Rating of course: 10. Rating of instructor: 10.

Attendee, April 8, 2016

The CCSASM Program was very informative. Rating of course: 10. Rating of instructor: 10. The CCSASM course increased my knowledge of cyber security. It is very informative to help implement what was discussed in my facility.

Nasser Bunduka
Prime Healthcare

The content was very informative. The framework provides a blueprint which an organization can customize and use and benefit from. The CCSASM Program covers really important points including encryption. Rating of course: 10. Rating of instructor: 10.

Shivani Sharma
Prime Healthcare

Course was very informative and a good overview of cyber security. It will help Prime Healthcare protect its critical systems. Rating of course: 9. Rating of instructor: 9. Good flow of information and topics in the course.

Jazz Sorenson
Prime Healthcare

Ali Pabrai is a real expert in cyber security. He gave us the important information we needed. Rating of course: 10. Rating of instructor: 10.

Iris Anderson
Prime Healthcare

Overall understanding and cyber security were the strengths of the program. Rating of course: 9. Rating of instructor: 10.

Sandeep Rademi
Prime Healthcare

Rating of course: 9. Rating of instructor: 10.

Raghu Chennareddy
Prime Healthcare

Strengths of the course: fun, exciting. Rating of course: 9. Rating of instructor: 9.

Attendee, April 8, 2016

Very informative. In-depth overview. Rating of course: 10. Rating of instructor: 10.

Attendee, April 8, 2016

Instructor was very knowledgable and reviewed key concepts as necessary.

Rama Ilapakurthi
Prime Healthcare

In-depth and detailed information. Rating of course: 10. Rating of instructor: 10.

Attendee, April 8, 2016