Vendors such as Business Associates are one of the major sources of data breach.

These vendors are beyond your direct oversight and governance. This increases your vendor-related risks from rising security threats and regulatory penalties.

ecfirst has client-endorsed capabilities to support your requirements for

  •  Vendor compliance and security assessment
  •  Security planning and gap remediation
  •  Vendor certifications and training


  • Business Impact Assessment (BIA)

    A thorough review of vendor capabilities, policies and procedures with relevance to your own business requirements. How the vendor controls and manages the information provided is part of a business impact analysis.
  • Vendor Security Assessment

    An evaluation of risks based on our bizSHIELDtm process. This is a proven methodology that addresses the details, conditions, requisites and mandates of each regulatory standard and security requirement. This assessment can support decisions on selecting/contracting with specific vendors.
  • Offshore Vendor Assessment

    As a company with global resources, ecfirst is able to provide onsite vendor assessments for evaluation as a supplier, and for other assessment processes that would benefit from direct onsite access.
  • Vendor Certifications

    ecfirst has been a trusted provider of vendor certifications and training as part of the vendor selection process. This covers existing and new certifications.

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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.