ecfirst – HITRUST® Certification

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Path to HITRUST CSF Certification

HITRUST®


Thank you again for the presentation by Pabrai at the HITRUST 2019 in Texas. My opinion was that Pabrai delivered the best presentation of the conference. Very professional, thoughtfully constructed, and presented with passion.
Neal Francom | Compliance and Audit
OODA Health

Client References

Beacon Health Options has always strived for success in embracing and adopting cybersecurity frameworks to provide the maximum assurance for our customers. Beacon partnered with ecfirst to deliver on our commitment to achieve HITRUST CSF Certification.

I can truly state that the expertise provided by ecfirst really assisted Beacon in achieving its HITRUST CSF Certification. ecfirst provided the HITRUST Workshop training and subject matter experts throughout our HITRUST journey. It has been a pleasure working with ecfirst!
Izhar Ahmed Mujaddidi | VP, Chief Information Security Officer
Beacon Health Options

ecfirst is a great partner for P3 Health Partners as we work towards HITRUST CSF Certification. We started with an extremely tight time frame which required all involved to be focused and dedicated to our objective. ecfirst has been a dedicated partner and provided whatever resources were needed for us to accomplish our goals. Every person from ecfirst has been professional and knowledgeable. They have continuously gone up and beyond expectations and truly been a partner that cares about their clients. I look forward to our continued partnership because I know they have our best interest in mind.
Devery Goodey | Vice President of Information Systems
P3 Health Partners

Training & Certification

NIST
  • Step through all major sections of HIPAA Final Rule.
  • Examine the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules; HIPAA Transactions Code Sets and Identifiers.
CSCS
  • Evaluate U.S. state cybersecurity mandates, including California, New York, Texas and others.
  • Examine ISO 27001 and NIST standards.
  • Recognize key concepts to comply with the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
CCSA
  • Examine how to establish a cybersecurity program based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.
  • Step through key areas that must be addressed in a credible incident response plan.
  • Walk through core components, organization and CMMC Maturity Levels. Examine CMMC domains and CMMC capabilities required for organizations.

Thought Leadership

I have 20+ years of experience in the Healthcare IT industry in a variety of roles including Cybersecurity software and services. During this time, I have seen numerous speakers on the topic of Cybersecurity and Ali Pabrai is among the best.

He covers the state of the industry, healthcare-specific regulations, process, product, best practices and call- to-action takeaways in a manner that can be understood at multiple levels including technical, clinical, supply chain, and executive.

Ali also weaves in stories and humor to keep the audience engaged on what can be a dry yet frightening topic. I highly recommend Ali Pabrai as a speaker, trainer and consultant in this area.
Chris Liburdi | Director – Business Development
Srcg Ops – Business Technology

We have had the true pleasure of working with Ali Pabrai at conferences all over the world during the past few years – with one unanimous word that keeps resounding among audiences and staff alike – AWESOME!

He is a tremendously engaging and knowledgeable presenter who is able to distill the essence of complex cybersecurity topics into comprehensible and actionable components for both highly skilled, technical audiences as well as those who are just entering or transitioning into the security part of the IT industry. His “behind the curtain” professionalism and enthusiastic willingness to help develop, customize and deliver great content paired with his absolute commitment to professionalism as a presenter and doing what it takes is a rare combination. We greatly look forward to working with Mr. Pabrai each and every time and know he will deliver excellence.

Michael Mach | CMP, CMM, CED
Conference Program Manager


“ecfirst is a great partner for P3 Health Partners as we work towards HITRUST certification. We started with an extremely tight time frame which required all involved to be focused and dedicated to our objective. ecfirst has been a dedicated partner and provided whatever resources were needed for us to accomplish our goals. Every person from ecfirst has been professional and knowledgeable. They have continuously gone up and beyond expectations and truly been a partner that cares about their clients. I look forward to our continued partnership because I know they have our best interest in mind.”
Devery Goodey, Vice President of Information Systems
P3 Health Partners



“I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you. Thank you and the excellent team at ecfirst for hard work, late hours, and diligence during the first round of our HITRUST certification, and now working on our annual risk management and HIPAA compliance assessment.”

“We at BRG are always looking to improve and enhance our compliance and cybersecurity posture. This is an area of executive and strategic priority for our organization to secure confidential client information. From HIPAA compliance, cybersecurity pen tests, to the HITRUST certification engagement, we have found ecfirst to be an exceptional partner that labored incredibly hard for us, with us. The ecfirst insight and diligence to ensuring HITRUST certification mandates are met led to us completing our engagement on budget and time. We look forward to deeper collaboration with ecfirst in the cybersecurity space in the future. I know you are personally committed and engaged to ensure BRG success with each engagement. I continue to recommend ecfirst highly and often!”
Chip Goodman, Vice President of Information Technology
Berkeley Research Group, LLC


Beacon Health

“Beacon Health Options has always strived for success in embracing and adopting cybersecurity frameworks to provide the maximum assurance for our customers. Beacon partnered with ecfirst to deliver on our commitment to achieve HITRUST CSF Certification.”

“I can truly state that the expertise provided by ecfirst really assisted Beacon in achieving its HITRUST CSF Certification. ecfirst provided the HITRUST Workshop training and subject matter experts throughout our HITRUST journey. It has been a pleasure working with ecfirst!.”

Izhar Ahmed Mujaddidi
VP, Chief Information Security Officer
Beacon Health Options


“As an organization in the healthcare industry, getting HITRUST certification was one of the primary goals of Trionfo Solutions. With such as big task ahead of us, we knew we needed help and partnered with ecfirst for our HITRUST journey.”

“From the very beginning, ecfirst provided all the necessary information in understanding the complete HITRUST process from start to finish. As we worked through all our efforts from scoping, policy, procedures and implementation, the ecfirst team went above and beyond spending countless hours in providing key information, resources, and walked us through every step of the way in achieving our goal. After months and months of effort, we are so happy to recently receive our first round of HITRUST certification. This was an enormous effort for us and having partnered with ecfirst gave us the guidance and expertise needed in getting our HITRUST certification.”

“We are now working on our HITRUST interim assessment as well as planning our recertification and looking forward to working with ecfirst for the second round.”
Bryan Villanueva | IT Infrastructure and Security Officer
Trionfo


“Thank you again for the presentation by Pabrai at the HITRUST 2019 Global Conference in Texas. My opinion was that Pabrai delivered the best presentation of the conference. Very professional, thoughtfully constructed, and presented with passion.”

Michael Mach CMP, CMM, CED
Conference Program Manager

“I attended Pabrai’s HITRUST (Kaizen) at the HITRUST 2019 Global Conference. I thought it was the best session of the show. I appreciated the approach and content.”

Todd Heinz, Enterprise Security Risk Management Practice
Heartland Business Systems

HITRUST Cybersecurity Strategy Workshop

“The course gave me a better appreciation for what HITRUST is and how it can be best used with HIPAA and IT Security. Lorna did a great job of explaining how the HITRUST process works. I will seek more information from ecfirst with about how our organization can become more knowledgeable about HITRUST. Lorna was wonderful! She did a fantastic job of explaining the differences between HITRUST and HIPAA. She discussed lots of details about how HITRUST can be used within the industry. I have a better understanding of what HITRUST is and how it can be used in conjunction with HIPAA. I am taking this HITRUST information back to my organization to share with our HIPAA Compliance Department and the IT Department. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
David Bedenbaugh
Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center (KACC) Fort Meade, Maryland

“Great awareness. Overall Rating of the Course: 10. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Cynthia Hennig
Certino LLC

“It was great that the HITRUST Team was also there to answer questions. Overall Rating of the Course: 10. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Keith M Rowlings
Vanderbilt University Medical Centre

“Overall Rating of the Course: 10. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Dante Ranada
AccentCare

“Level of HITRUST experts in the Workshop on the subject was a strength of the program. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Kyle Patranella
US Health

“MYCSF® demo was very beneficial to see what a practical implementation looks like.”
Nathan Staub
US Health

“Good introduction at the beginning. The MYCSF® demo was very helpful. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Chris Robison
US Health

“Absolutely excited about the HITRUST Framework. Overall Rating of the Course: 10. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 10.”
James Estrada
Retired CISO

“Overall Rating of the Course: 10. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Eric Izuora
Parkland Hospital

“Great Information. Good job. Overall Rating of the Course: 10. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Michael R. Smith
Parkland Hospital

“Strong introduction into the use of HITRUST. Overall Rating of the Course: 9. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 9.”
Michael Tharp
Atos

“Well prepared. Informative on how HITRUST can help the organisation and how ecfirst can deliver the assessment. Overall Rating of the Course: 10. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Eric Woolridge
DHC Central

“Approach and HITRUST coverage was the greatest strength. Overall Rating of the Course: 10. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Raj Sundar
ABC

“Great course. Overall Rating of the Course: 9. Overall Rating of the Instructor: 9.”
Victor Adeyeri
Agapevision Tech

“Overall rating of the HITRUST® Workshop: 9. Overall rating of the Instructor: 9.”
Bhavesh Merai
Walgreens

“Very informative. Provided me great direction on what to do to move organization towards HITRUST® Certification. Overall rating of the HITRUST® Workshop: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Tom Streeter
Healthcare Information Management

“Very good overview of HITRUST® requirements. Overall rating of the HITRUST® Workshop: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Jeff Beall
Amita Health

“Well prepared. Overall rating of the HITRUST® Workshop: 9. Overall rating of the Instructor: 9.”
Rob Royse
St. Louis County BPM

“Very informative. Information was detailed, and session very informative. Overall rating of the HITRUST® Workshop: 9. Overall rating of the Instructor: 9.”
Oai Huynh
Revenuewell Systems LLC

“Very informative. Picked up new information even after being very familiar with the process workflow having gone through it. Overall rating of the HITRUST® Workshop: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Bryan Villanueva
TriOnfo

“Great overview of HITRUST®, assessment process and certification process. Ali is an engaging speaker who can make the topic of cybersecurity interesting. This workshop gives a really well-structured high-level overview of HITRUST®. Overall rating of the HITRUST® Workshop: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Suresh Krishnan
Mazik Global

“Great presentation with energetic and passionate delivery. Allowed great questions from the audience. Awesome to have matter of fact answers. I hope to learn more about HITRUST® and its capabilities in the future, so, I can continue to support my team and manager. Overall rating of the HITRUST® Workshop: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Blandi Lister
Telligen

“The strength of the HITRUST® Workshop is pulling the diverse group together and providing excellent training materials. Overall rating of the HITRUST® Workshop: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Villay Himis
Amita Health

“Practical approach to HITRUST® journey. Overall rating of the HITRUST® Workshop: 9. Overall rating of the Instructor: 9.”
D.S. Suresh Kumar
Wishbone Club

“Really informative. Instructors were very knowledgeable; Michael from HITRUST® was a great resource to have in the workshop. Overall rating of the HITRUST®Workshop: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Juan Busanest
U.S. Army/Brooke Army N.C.

“In-depth industry knowledge. The workshop provided more insight and information to streamline HITRUST® certification. In other-words, the workshop demystified HITRUST®. Overall rating of the HITRUST® Workshop: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Vanessa Jacobs
Integration Link LLC

“Flowed well. Discussed current changes to CSF and what is coming on the next 12 months. Ali Pabrai and his Team are very engaging and are really knowledgeable in all steps throughout the HITRUST® certification process. Overall rating of the HITRUST® Workshop: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Scott Moherek
BRG

“Depth of knowledge and HITRUST® executive onsite were the greatest strength of the program. Valuable to see this available to all ecfirst clients and potential clients. Overall rating of the HITRUST® Workshop: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Chip Goodman
BRG

“The course is very informative. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Amanda Geers
Hoag Hospital

“Better understanding of HITRUST® connection between Policies, Procedures and Evidence. Overall rating of the Course: 9. Overall rating of the Instructor: 9.”
Ronnie Beekee
Hoag Hospital

“Good Information. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
James Ablan Go
Hoag Hospital

“Good overview of security to achieve HITRUST® maturity. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Waleed Bassyoni
Hoag Hospital

“Very well-structed and helped me to understand easily. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Dara Huston
DMN Tech

“Broad real-world experience, not just technical overlay. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Christina Whitlock
H3 Strategies

“Clearly outlined the HITRUST® compliance program, and the importance of scoping. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Dhara Shah
Student

“The workshop helped me to understand technical aspects clearly. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Shahram Ghobadi

“The workshop explained me the value of HITRUST®. The course solidified my desire to obtain this certification. Overall rating of the Course: 9. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Ken Mickelson
Printer Logic

“The topics helps us to become HITRUST® professional. I have gone through the CHP and CSCSTM. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Chris Bosque
Printer Logic

“Before coming to the course, I knew little. But at the end of the course, I just nailed it than I thought. Showed the process and what to expect with HITRUST®. Overall rating of the Course: 10. Overall rating of the Instructor: 10.”
Soh Beela
Printer Logic

“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.”

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Thought Leadership

Ali Pabrai, MSEE, CISSP (ISSAP, ISSMP), HITRUST Certified CSF Practitioner (CCSFP) is the chief executive of ecfirst, an Inc. 500 business. He is a highly regarded information security and regulatory compliance expert.