CCSA℠ Client Testimonials

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“Concise, easy to consume. Did a great job staying focused. Ali is an excellent instructor. I learned about Cybersecurity & you can too! Overall Rating of Course: 8. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”

Randy Hild
Department of Health and Social Services
State of Alaska


“Thorough real world examples and relatable for non-technical staff. Overall Rating of Course: 8. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.”

Elaine Rich
Department of Health and Social Services
State of Alaska


“It was a good presentation. Very fast paced and covered the material at a high level. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 8.”

Shannon Michael Lawson
OIT/CISO


“NIST CsF overview & explanations are the strength of the course. Overall Rating of Course: 8. Overall Rating of Instructor: 8.”

Grady Treston
Department of Health and Social Services
State of Alaska


“Great information. The material could have benefitted from a 2 day course. Very well-informed instructor. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”

Paula Smedley
Department of Health and Social Services
State of Alaska


“Good overall.”

Kathy Long
Department of Health and Social Services
State of Alaska


“Excellent. Overall Rating of Course: 8. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.”

Joseph Hudson
Department of Health and Social Services
State of Alaska


“Overall rating of instructor: 10. CCSA program was concise. Good presentation. A very passionate instructor. Great information.”

Don Howard
CHMB


“Have a much better understanding of HIPAA, NIST, and HITRUST. Instructor was a fountain of knowledge and expertise. Ali’s passion, knowledge and experience facilitates the attendee to learn concepts that can be so overwhelming without his guidance. He makes a difficult topic interesting and quite digestible. Over rating of CCSA program: 10. Over rating of instructor: 10”

Vicki Brown
CHMB


“Very knowledgeable instructor, provided timely and relevant examples and resources. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”

Mary Honomichi
Siouxland Community Health Center


“Instructor has breadth of knowledge on cybersecurity. Overall rating of CCSA program: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”

Andy Ansryan, Senior Director, Information Security
O’Neil Digital Solutions


“Checklists + methodology for NIST based CSF was explained well. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Great overview of the NIST CsF and how it applies to a cybersecurity program.”

T. R. Piller, IT Director + ISO
Arkray


“Energetic instructor and made the training material easier to understand. Overall rating of course: 9. Overall rating of instructor: 9.”


“Frameworks and risk analysis, risk management, encryption were strengths of the course. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10.”

Katherine Wilson, Senior Internal Auditor
University of Rochester


“Knowledgeable speaker. Presented in a very informative way. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. The speaker was knowledgeable on the subject matter. Expertise came through in his presentation. I highly recommend him!”

Suzanne Kaneshiro, Privacy Officer
Dept. of Public Health & Social Services, Guam


“Long-time expertise of the instructor and a very logical layout of the course material were strengths of the CCSA Program. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. For a non-IT HIPAA professional like myself, this course gave a comprehensive, but easy-to-understand structure for integrating privacy and security requirements.”

Brett Shrader, Privacy Officer
Beacon Health Options


“Information provided was in-depth and easy to understand. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Great class! Instructor was knowledgeable on topic. He answered all my questions and explained things in a way you can easily understand.”

Kayla Wharton, HIPAA Compliance Specialist
Innovative, Inc.


“Focused, interactive, real-life examples. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Excellent prep course led by knowledgeable, entertaining cyber professional, who brought dry security concepts to life.”

Victoria Gage-Bernheimer, Privacy Counsel
Accenture


“Instructor was very prepared for the course. Overall rating of instructor: 9. Good material and relevant examples provided by trainer.”

Imran Khan
Etisalat


“Overall rating of instructor: 9. The cybersecurity framework and HIPAA incident and risk management were the strengths of the course.”

Uzair Ahmad
Etisalat


“Overall rating of instructor: 10. Overall rating of course: 10. Excellent program.”

Ghulam Qasim
Etisalat


“Overall rating of instructor: 10. Overall rating of course: 10. The content was the strength of the program.”

Sumit Sharma
Etisalat


“Overall rating of instructor: 9. Overall rating of course: 9. A well structured course.”

Amal Alhajeri
Etisalat


“Overall rating of instructor: 9. Overall rating of course: 9. The cybersecurity framework that was covered was the strength of the program.”

Amr Nabil


“A well organized and highly illustrated program with industry expertise delivered. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Overall rating of course: 10. The multiple frameworks discussed was a strength of the program.”

Subramaniam Vaidhyanathan
Etisalat


“The course was very beneficial and with in-depth cybersecurity information. This helped enhance the security knowledge of the attendees. Mr. Pabrai highlighted and covered most areas starting from the history of security and included relevant examples. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Overall rating of course: 10.”

Mohammad Ali Al Hallami
Etisalat


“Instructor was prepared for delivery of the program. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Overall rating of course: 10.”

Vijay Kumar Soni
Etisalat


“Expert level instructor. Complex topics explained in an easy to understand manner. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Overall rating of course: 9.”

Antonio Barrantes
Etisalat


“Great knowledge of the instructor around the topics. Overall rating of instructor: 10. Overall rating of course: 9.”

Francisco Ruiz
Etisalat


“Overall rating of instructor: 10. Overall rating of course: 10. Good delivery.”

Boby Kuruvila George
Etisalat


“Organized, explained things well. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”

Cynthia Thomas


“Instructor were very informative, detailed & had plenty of knowledge regarding the course. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”

Joshua Allen
CTSI


“The instructor was able to hold my attention & engaged with the class. I really enjoyed this course. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”

Haley Duplechin
CTSI


“I enjoyed the class very much. It was very informative. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.”

Selina Sauls
CTSI


“Depth of data and comprehensive coverage. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”

Matthew Holt
CTSI


“All of the information is valid and useful. I thoroughly enjoyed this class. Ali & Lorna made the topic interesting.”

Tina Peterson
CTSI


“Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”

Angela Wright
CTSI


“Great course on cybersecurity. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”

Mark Thomas
CTSI


“General information of cybersecurity & steps to make a plan. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”

Mark Andrew Tillman
Lee County Library


“A lot of information covered in one day. Overall Rating of Course: 9. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.”

Patricia Kay Rowland
U.S.M.C


“Lots of material covered. Good study media and well organized. Good class overall. Good instructors. Overall Rating of Instructor: 9.”

Jamie Drew
CTSI


“Class gave strong framework for cybersecurity planning. Instructors had solid gasp of material. Added more real-life examples.”

Daniel Hedges
NEOS


“Detailed, well presented, structured & done in a logical sequence. Instructors understand the importance of the material. Loved the course, a pleasure to be able to participate. Certainly, appropriate for today’s continuously cyber intensive world. Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”

Dale Brown
MCLSI


“Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”

John Hardin
CTSI


“Overall Rating of Course: 10. Overall Rating of Instructor: 10.”

Steven Thompson
NEOS


“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
KMBS


“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
KMBS


“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
KMBS


“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
P-M-S


“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
Verizon


“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 Mageer
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”

Ali 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


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

William Evans, CIO
CSVS


“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 14, 2016


“Very informative. Kept if fun and interesting.”

Attendee, Sep 14, 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 14, 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 14, 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


“Very useful. Extremely informative! Enhanced my insights on overall security and compliance. Overall course rating: 10. Overall instructor rating: 10.”

Arun Patel
Episource


“Great course layout to very complicated material. Tons of checklists and extra materials that can be leveraged by my organization. Thank you so much for sharing all this information with us in the CCSASM program. Ali Pabrai taught the material in a very clear and concise way. Much appreciated.”

Student, San Jose, California


“Informative and easy to understand program. Now I can plan our cyber security plan with my team to minimize/eliminate threats such as ransomware. Ali Pabrai is a great speaker and instructor. Overall course rating: 10. Overall instructor rating: 10.”

Shubham Chand
St. Rose Hospital


“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


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