Uday Ali Pabrai

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Uday Ali Pabrai
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Born (1963-03-02) March 2, 1963 (age 58)
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materIllinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois
OccupationChairman, CEO & Co-Founder of ecfirst Inc & Pabrai India.
Years active1990–present
Board member ofU.S. FBI InfraGard & HITRUST CSF Assessor Council
Spouse(s)Nazeela Pabrai

Uday Ali Pabrai, an Indian-American entrepreneur based in Irvine, California and chairman and chief executive officer of ecfirst, a compliance and cybersecurity business headquartered in Waukee, Iowa.

Pabrai is a globally renowned cyber security and compliance expert. He has been featured as a keynote speaker and has moderated cybersecurity events at international conferences. Mr. Pabrai has led numerous cybersecurity engagements worldwide for ISO 27001, PCI DSS, HITRUST, NIST & HIPAA/HITECH. A highly sought after professional, he has successfully delivered solutions to U.S. government agencies, IT firms, healthcare systems, legal and other organizations worldwide. He served as an Interim CISO for a large health system in the USA.

Pabrai created several certification programs in the area of information security,[1] worked as a manager of the security team at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermi lab), U.S. Department of Energy and been a featured presenter at conferences worldwide, including FBI InfraGard,[2] HCFA, ISSA,[3] ISACA, (ISC)², HIMSS,[4] HIPAA Summit,[5][6] Comdex, Microsoft Tech Forum, IndiaExpo, Naseba, ASIS Security,[7] Imprivata Healthcare Conference, Healthcare Congress.

Pabrai established the world's first certification program that comprehensively addresses global compliance standards and regulations in the area of information security, Certified Security Compliance Specialist (CSCS). He also successfully developed leading certification credentials in the world, including CIW (over 125,000 certificates issued), and the Security Certified Program (SCP). He has developed the Certified Cyber Security Architect (CCSA) program.

Previously, he founded Net Guru Technologies (NGT)[8] in 1994. A NASDAQ-based firm acquired NGT in 1997.

He launched his career in 1983 with Schlumberger, a leading oilfield services provider, in Dubai as an Associate Accountant. In 1987 he started his career in the United States at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), a U.S. Department of Energy facility.

Mr. Pabrai has presented at the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and the Naval Surface Warfare Center.

Mr. Pabrai received his B.S. in computer engineering from Clemson University in South Carolina. He received his MSEE degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). His credentials include Security+, CCSFP (HITRUST), and CISSP (ISSAP, ISSMP).

Books and articles[edit]

He has published hundreds of articles on regulatory compliance and information security. He published numerous e-security articles in leading magazines such as Certification, eBusiness Advisor, Computing Channel, and Access Control Security Systems covering topics such as risk management, HIPAA, PKI, smart cards, biometrics and e-business disruption.

Published books[edit]

  • X Window System User's Guide ISBN 0-89006-740-6
  • Internet TCP/IP Network Security: Securing Protocols and Applications ISBN 0-07-048215-2
  • Unix Internetworking ISBN 0-89006-778-3
  • Getting Started with HIPAA ISBN 1-59200-054-1
  • WebMaster Administrator Certification Exam Guide ISBN 0-07-913287-1
  • The HIPAA Program Reference Handbook ISBN 0-8493-2211-1

Global Speaking Events[edit]

  • ASIS Middle East Security
  • AHIP HR Leadership council
  • FBI InfraGard
  • Hipaa summit
  • Ascendant Compliance
  • HIMSS | AHIMA Conference
  • ISACA conferences
  • Behavioral Health Conference
  • CSX conferences
  • Wedi conference
  • Eurosmart - Gen Analytics for Proactive Internet Security | Marseille, France
  • (ISC)² Secure Boston - Healthcare 2016 | Boston, MA

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