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Cyber Security Expert Ali Pabrai Confirmed at ISACA's CSX North America

Attend Pabrai’s Sessions’ on The Art of Performing Risk Assessments & Encryption. Encryption. Encryption! Reducing Risk. Increasing Compliance

Rolling Meadows, IL, USA (26 August 2016)—Ali Pabrai will discuss the Art of Performing Risk Assessments and Encryption. Encryption. Encryption! Reducing Risk. Increasing Compliance at ISACA’s CSX 2016 North America Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 17-19 October 2016. CSX 2016 North America will be focused on practical cybersecurity solutions and guidance, tailored to every level of a security professional’s career.

In his presentation, titled "The Art of Performing Risk Assessments," Ali Pabrai will discuss compliance mandates and standards for risk assessment (HIPAA, NIST, PCI DSS, ISO 27001), core components for a comprehensive and thorough risk assessment exercise, will walk through a sample risk assessment report to understand key sections such as a CAP, and will help you understand how to integrate a technical vulnerability assessment and penetration testing with the scope of a risk assessment.

In his presentation, titled "Encryption. Encryption. Encryption! Reducing Risk. Increasing Compliance," Pabrai will examine encryption mandates defined in ISO 27001, HIPAA Security, HITECH Act, PCI DSS, NIST, State Regulations, and more. Plus, reviewing specific areas that encryption can have a significant impact in lowering enterprise risk, while improving compliance posture. In this session he will also present step through core elements of an encryption policy to address both at rest and in motion requirements and walk through an encryption checklist.

"Strategically, every business, every organization must be disciplined in the conduct of its risk analysis exercise. Examine how to conduct a credible risk analysis exercise,” said cyber security expert Ali Pabrai. “The last line of defense, if all else fails, are encryption capabilities implemented by the enterprise. In my brief at ISACA CSX, step through components of an encryption strategy that businesses must establish."

The conference will allow attendees to explore trends and threats, exchange ideas and insights, and learn how to excel at defending against threats and protecting their enterprises. Seventy sessions in three levels of complexity will be offered in seven cybersecurity tracks.

Registration information for CSX North America can be found at Attendees can earn up to 32 continuing professional education credits. Enhanced Learning Packages are available to purchase an enriched experience at the conference.

About ecfirst:

ecfirst, established in 1999, is a firm with laser beam focus on compliance and cybersecurity. With thousands of clients across all 50 states, and five continents, ecfirst delivers tailored consulting, training and certification services. ecfirst serves the financial, banking, healthcare, IT, government (federal, state, county, city), legal and insurance industries. Specialized services include Cybersecurity Risk Assessment, Vulnerability Assessment, Penetration Testing, On-Demand Consulting, Managed Compliance and Managed Security. ecfirst, introduced the healthcare and IT industry’s first credential for HIPAA training and certification, the Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP) program. ecfirst also created the world’s first program on compliance and cyber security – Certified Security Compliance Specialist™ (CSCS™) and recently launched the Certified Cyber Security Architect℠ (CCSA℠) program.  ecfirst is a HITRUST Authorized CSF Assessor and a PCI QSA.  For more information, visit

About Ali Pabrai:

Ali Pabrai, MSEE, CISSP (ISSAP, ISSMP), Security +, Member of InfraGard (FBI), is the chief executive of ecfirst. A highly sought after information security and regulatory compliance expert, he has successfully delivered solutions on compliance and information security to thousands of organizations, including government agencies, worldwide. He created industry leading certification credentials, including Certified Security Compliance Specialist™ (CSCS™) and the Certified Cyber Security Architect℠ (CCSA℠).


ISACA® ( helps professionals around the globe realize the positive potential of technology in an evolving digital world. By offering industry-leading knowledge, standards, credentialing and education, ISACA enables professionals to apply technology in ways that instill confidence, address threats, drive innovation and create positive momentum for their organizations. Established in 1969, ISACA is a global association with more than 140,000 members and certification holders in 187 countries. ISACA is the creator of the COBIT framework, which helps organizations effectively govern and manage their information and technology. Through its Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX), ISACA helps organizations develop skilled cyber workforces and enables individuals to grow and advance their cyber careers.





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