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CCSA℠ Program

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The first Executive Training
Program Focused on enabling an
Enterprise Cyber Security Plan

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Why Sign up with CCSA℠?

CCSASM validates knowledge and skill sets in cyber security with particular focus and emphasis on the development of an applicable cyber security incident response and an enterprise cyber security program.

Increasingly, businesses are challenged with both securing their digital assets and the information infrastructure. Organizations need to monitor the changing dynamics of their infrastructure to mitigate risks and vulnerabilities to ensure compliance with best practices

The CCSASM is a unique program in the compliance and security industry – indeed the first of a kind in the world. It is laser-beam focused on thoroughly examining cyber security requirements and establishing best practices that can be applied in securing today’s digital business information infrastructure.

Organizations are quickly moving to a digital ecosystem that is governed by strict regulatory compliance requirements. Validate your compliance security skills and knowledge and distinguish yourself with the credential, CCSASM.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine and build a practical & applicable cyber security program for an organization
  • Step through core components of an actionable incident response plan
  • Identify policies that reflect an organization’s priority for security in the areas of risk assessment, mobile devices, cloud computing, encryption and more
  • Walk thru incident management and other checklist documents to establish consistency in monitoring enterprise security capabilities
  • Learn about key reference sources vital for managing an enterprise cyber security program

Course Outline

  • Cyber Security Essentials
  • Cyber Incident Response Plan
  • Essential Cyber Policies
  • Cyber Security Program

 Target Audience

  • CCSASM program is of value to compliance professionals and managers, information security officers, security practitioners, privacy officers and senior IT professionals.

Explore the CCSA℠ Program

Why CCSA℠?

CCSA℠ validates knowledge and skill sets in cyber security with particular focus and emphasis on the development of an applicable cyber security incident response and an enterprise cyber security program.

Increasingly, businesses are challenged with both securing their digital assets and the information infrastructure. Organizations need to monitor the changing dynamics of their infrastructure to mitigate risks and vulnerabilities to ensure compliance with best practices

The CCSA℠ is a unique program in the compliance and security industry – indeed the first of a kind in the world. It is laser-beam focused on thoroughly examining cyber security requirements and establishing best practices that can be applied in securing today’s digital business information infrastructure.

Organizations are quickly moving to a digital ecosystem that is governed by strict regulatory compliance requirements. Validate your compliance security skills and knowledge and distinguish yourself with the credential, CCSA℠.

Learning Objectives

From this compliance and security training program you will:

  • Examine and build a practical & applicable cyber security program for an organization
  • Step through core components of an actionable incident response plan
  • Identify policies that reflect an organization’s priority for security in the areas of risk assessment, mobile devices, cloud computing, encryption and more
  • Walk thru incident management and other checklist documents to establish consistency in monitoring enterprise security capabilities
  • Learn about key reference sources vital for managing an enterprise cyber security program

Target Audience

CCSA℠ program is of value to compliance professionals and managers, information security officers, security practitioners, privacy officers and senior IT professionals.

CCSA℠ Exam

The CCSA℠ exam validates knowledge and skill sets in cyber security with particular focus and emphasis on the development of an applicable cyber security incident response and an enterprise cyber security program.

Exam Name Exam Number Number of Questions Time Allowed Passing Score
CCSA-1 CCS-101 60 60 Minutes 75%
Distribution of Questions

CCSA℠ exam questions are developed with the intent of measuring knowledge and application of general concepts in the area of cyber security incident response and an enterprise cyber security program. Every CCSA℠ exam question has a stem (question) and five
options (answer choices). The candidate is asked to choose the correct or best answer from the options. The stem may be in the
form of a question or incomplete statement. In some instances, a scenario or description problem may be included.

Examination Areas
Cyber Security
Security Incident Management
Vulnerability Assessment & Penetration Testing
Essential Cyber Policies
Encryption
Establishing a Cyber Security Program

After payment processing, a confirmation for access to the exam will be provided within one business day. The exam must be taken with a 3 months period from the date access is provided.

Course Outline

Module 1: Cybersecurity Framework

  • Framework Core
  • Framework Core Functions
  • Framework Implementation Tiers
  • Functions, Categories & Sub-Categories

Module 2: Security Incident Management

  • Fundamentals
  • Serious Incident Management
  • Incident Management Recommendations
  • Incident Attack Vectors
  • Handling an Incident

Module 3: Vulnerability Assessment & Penetration Testing

  • Vulnerability Scans
  • Wireless Assessment
  • Pen Test Methodology
  • External & Internal Pen Test
  • Exploitable Vulnerabilities
  • Segmentation
  • Detect & Prevent Intrusions
  • Change-Detection Mechanism
  • Firewall/DMZ Assessment
  • Enterprise Risk Assessment

Module 4: Essential Cyber Policies

  • Information Security Policies
  • Organization of Information Security
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Management
  • Audit Controls
  • Mobile Devices
  • Breach Notification
  • Information Security Incident Management
  • System Acquisition, Development and Maintenance
  • Supplier Relationships

Module 5: Encryption

  • Encryption Assessment: Cloud, Mobile & More
  • Mandates: Standards & Regulations
  • Encryption Strategy

Module 6: Establishing a Cyber Security Program

  • Prioritize and Scope
  • Orient
  • Create a Current Profile
  • Conduct a Risk Assessment
  • Create a Target Profile
  • Determine, Analyze, and Prioritize Gaps
  • Implement Action Plan

Recognition for Other Security Certifications Earned

This is an excellent program for professionals that have earned credentials such as CISSP, CISM, CISA, Security+, MCSE, and CBCP.

CISSP, CISM, CISA, Security+, MCSE and CBCP certified professionals will find that the CCSA℠ program adds significant depth to their knowledge of compliance requirements related to information security. These compliance requirements directly impact the security priorities and initiatives across all types of organizations and business.

Fast Track for CISSP/Security+/SCNA

The fast track is available only for CCSA℠ students that attend instructor led training. ecfirst recognizes the breadth of security content that must be mastered to attain certain security credentials. Fast Track for the CCSA℠ class means if you have another security credential, such as CISSP or Security+, you will still need to take the class but you will not have to take the exam to get the CCSA℠ credential. It will automatically be given once you send the documentation that you have another security credential.

Exam Fee

The Certified Cyber Security Architect (CCSA℠) exam fee is $495.00.

Requirements for Maintaining CCSA℠ Certification

CCSA℠ must comply with the following requirements to retain certification:

  • Comply with the ecfirst Code of Professional Ethics
  • The CCSA℠ certification is valid for three-years. Recertification costs $495 and you will get an updated copy of the CCSA℠ manual and a new certificate. If you do not renew your certification within the three year period you will be required to retake the CCSA℠ exam and pay $495.

Revocation of CCSA℠ Certification

ecfirst may, at its discretion after due and thorough consideration, revoke an individual’s CCSA℠ certification for any of the following reasons:

  • Violating any provision of the ecfirst.com Code of Professional Ethics
  • Falsifying or deliberately failing to provide relevant information.
  • Intentionally misstating a material fact.
  • Engaging or assisting others in dishonest, unauthorized or inappropriate behavior at any time in connection with the CCSA℠ exam or the certification process.

Training Options

The CCSA℠ Program can be delivered at any location world-wide. To schedule the 1-day CCSA℠ Program at your site, please contact ecfirst at +1 480.663.3225 or john.schelewitz@ecfirst.com.

On Site Training

Bring ecfirst training, certification and executive briefs to your site. ecfirst will customize the session to meet your specific requirements and time frames.

Reference Materials

ecfirst

ecfirst is passionate about developing and validating information security compliance knowledge. ecfirst, in business since 1999, was recognized as an Inc. 500 fastest growing privately held business in the United States in its first year of eligibility. ecfirst is an organization with deep hands-on experience in compliance and IT services.

ecfirst serves a Who’s Who client list of over 2,000 that includes Principal Financial, numerous hospitals including Edward, Sherman, Condell, BSA, Mercy, Northwest Community, Samaritan and many others. State and county governments that have been trained by ecfirst include the State of Oregon, Iowa, and Illinois. U.S. government agencies that have participated in ecfirst programs include the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Air Force, Coast Guard, Homeland Security, Coast Guard and several others.

Disclaimer

This document is a guide to those pursuing the CCSA℠ certification. No representations or warranties are made by ecfirst that the use of this guide or any other associate publication will assure candidates of passing the CCSA℠ exam.

Disclosure

Copyright © 2006-2017 by ecfirst. Reproduction or storage in any form for any purpose is not provided without prior written permission from ecfirst. No other right or permission is granted with respect to this work. All rights reserved.

Contact Information

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Waukee, IA 50263, United States
Toll Free: +1.877.899.9974 x23
Cell: +1.480.663.3225
Email: john.schelewitz@ecfirst.com
Web-site: www.ecfirst.com

Program Architect – Cyber Security & Compliance Expert

Pabrai Thought Leadership

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About Ali Pabrai

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Ali Pabrai, MSEE, CISSP (ISSP, ISSMP), CCSFP, Security+, a cyber security & compliance expert, is the chairman & chief executive of ecfirst.

A highly sought after professional, he has successfully delivered solutions to U.S. government agencies, IT firms, healthcare systems, legal & other organizations worldwide.

Mr. Pabrai served as an Interim CISO for a health system with 40+ locations in USA. Mr. Pabrai has led numerous engagements worldwide for ISO 27001, PCI DSS, NIST & HIPAA/HITECH security assessments.ecfirst is an approved HITRUST CSF assessor & a PCI Qualified security Assessor.

Mr. Pabrai developed a signature security methodology called, bizSHIELDtm. The Seven Steps to HIPAA Security. bizSHIELDtm today provides the framework for many security and compliance initiatives at client organizations worldwide.

Mr. Pabrai was the creator of the world’s most successful Internet skills certification, CIW. Mr. Pabrai also established the industry’s first certification program on HIPAA – Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP) and Certified HIPAA Security Specialist™ (CHSS™). He also launched the Certified Security Compliance Specialist™ (CSCS™) program.

Mr. Pabrai is the co-creator of the Security Certified Program (SCP) – a program approved by the U.S. Department of Defense Directive 8570.1M and one of the industry’s most comprehensive hands-on information security certification programs.

Mr. Pabrai has presented passionate briefs to tens of thousands globally, including the USA, United Kingdom, France, Taiwan, Singapore, Canada, India, UAE, Africa, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, Japan & others. Conferences Mr. Pabrai has been featured at include HCCA, ISACA CSX, HIMSS, InfraGuard(FBI), ISSA, HIPAA Summit, Google Privacy & Security Summit, Microsoft Tech Summit, Internet World, DCI Expo, & dozens of others. Mr. Pabrai is the author of several Published works.

He has delivered fast paced, high energy briefings in many cities worldwide including Jeddah, (Saudi Arabia); New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Mumbai (India); Tsukuba City (Japan); Dubai, Abu Dhabi (UAE); Karachi and Lahore (Pakistan); London (UK), and across the United States. Mr. Pabrai’s clients have included hundreds of hospitals, long-term care facilities, Kaiser, Microsoft, Kemin, Ernst & Young, Elkay, Intuit, Pella, Principal Financial, U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, as well as numerous federal, state and county governments.

His career was launched with the U.S. Department of Energy’s nuclear research facility, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, in Chicago. During his career, he has served as Vice-Chairman and in several senior officer positions with NASDAQ-based firms.

Mr. Pabrai was appointed and servers as a member of the select HITRUST CSF Assessor Council.

Mr. Pabrai is a proud member of the U.S. InfraGard (FBI).

He can be reached at Pabrai@ecfirst.com or at +1.949.528.5224.

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CCSA℠ Testimonials

“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
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

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