Services Testimonial – U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs

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WASHINGTON, April 27, 2006 – The U. S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs faced a daunting task – choosing an organization to train the nation’s VA Hospitals’ Privacy and Security Compliance officials on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Since each official was responsible for compliance with the federal regulation protecting patient data for their respective hospital, a comprehensive training program was required. ecfirst was chosen based on their reputation in the healthcare industry for high-quality and comprehensive HIPAA training solutions.

ecfirst is one of the finest educational organizations with whom I have had the pleasure to work. The staff are extremely knowledgeable and experienced both in private sector and government sector security legislation stated Lydia Duckworth, HIPAA Security Project Manager for the VA.

Uday ‘Ali’ Pabrai, CEO of ecfirst, was involved in the project from the beginning and delivered the security training. During our work together, Ali Pabrai was able to impart best practices for developing disaster recovery plans, the technical specifications for public key infrastructure and other encryption based solutions, wireless security requirements and the general state of HIPAA Security compliance.

I welcome the opportunity to work with ecfirst again in the future and would recommend this organization to anyone looking to develop security or privacy training tailored to their particular environment whether you are a healthcare organization or a business associate of a healthcare organization, said Duckworth.



ecfirst delivers complete end-to-end compliance and information security services across the United States and worldwide.

Training solutions include the gold standard HIPAA credential, Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP) and our world’s first compliance and cyber security credential, Certified Security Compliance Specialist (CSCS).

ecfirst is a HITRUST Authorized CSF Assessor.

Many clients engage ecfirst extensively for the flexible services that range from on-demand consulting to its managed compliance services programs that covers training, policies, remediation, risk assessment, technical vulnerability assessments penetration testing and much more.

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