Chairman, CEO & Co-Founder
Mr. Ali Pabrai, a global cybersecurity & compliance expert, is the chairman & chief executive of ecfirst. His designations include MSEE, CISSP (ISSAP, ISSMP), DoD CMMC (CCA, CCP, RPA, RP), Security+. A highly sought after professional, he has successfully delivered solutions to U.S. government agencies, IT firms, healthcare systems, legal and other organizations worldwide. His career was launched with the U.S. Department of Energy’s nuclear research facility, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. He has served as vice chairman and in several senior officer positions with NASDAQ-based firms. Mr. Pabrai was appointed and served (2017) as a member of the select HITRUST CSF Assessor Council. Mr. Pabrai is a proud member of the InfraGard (FBI).
Mr. Pabrai has led numerous engagements worldwide for ISO 27001, PCI DSS, NIST, CMMC, GDPR, CCPA, HITRUST CSF and HIPAA. Mr. Pabrai served as an Interim CISO for a health system with 40+ locations in USA. Mr. Pabrai has presented passionate briefs to tens of thousands globally, including the USA, United Kingdom, France, Taiwan, Singapore, Canada, India, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, Japan, Ireland, Bahrain, Jordan, South Africa, Egypt, Ghana and other countries. He is a globally renowned speaker who has been featured as a keynote as well as moderated cybersecurity conferences. Mr. Pabrai is the author of several published works. Clients that Mr. Pabrai has delivered to have included the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and the Naval Surface Warfare Center.