RedPoint Privacy Advisors today announced its launch in the St. Louis area. The firm is designed to help companies protect their sensitive data and other information by providing businesses with a trained and certified Chief Privacy Officer on a virtual basis, at a fraction of the cost of a full-time, in-house officer.
The firm utilizes a team approach to data protection and security offering the combined perspective of Certified Information Privacy Professionals, forensic investigators, lawyers, MBAs, Certified Public Accountants, and a host of other experiences coordinated together to find and analyze privacy and data security issues in an organization.
RedPoint Privacy Advisors is run and operated by Anthony Martin, JD, CIPP, an attorney and former partner with Husch Blackwell LLP, one of the largest law firms in the country. “Our approach is different in that there is more to data protection than additional purchase and layers of IT/technical safeguards. We really are a strategic communication company with an acute focus on helping organizations and their clients better understand their information handling procedures.”
A comprehensive policy should incorporate physical, administrative, and technical safeguards from across all functions and departments of an organization,” Martin said. “And supplemented by training and education programs from experts in the field.”
Martin, who also teaches the Information Privacy Law courses at St. Louis University Law School noted that “To truly protect sensitive information and meet compliance obligations, businesses need to integrate and apply input from all departments, whether Human Resources, IT, Legal, Marketing…they all need to communicate to work together. Our RedPoint Privacy Advisors use our combined expertise and experience from many different disciplines to engage the entire organization in data protection.”
Martin said this includes utilizing proven experts with credentials and education such as Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSO), Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), GIAC Certified Penetration Tester (GPEN), and more.
In addition to its virtual CPO offering, RedPoint also provides Written Information Security Programs, Risk Assessments, Data Breach Incident Response Plans, and Defense Assessments with Penetration Testing, Ethical Hacking, and Social Engineering.
About RedPoint Privacy Advisors
RedPoint Privacy Advisors (redpointprivacy.com) is a coordinated team of legal, technical, and information security professionals that specializes in information security awareness programs for employees of businesses that collect and maintain personal information. RedPoint takes this unique combination of skills and combines it with the perspective of teaching and communication experts to deliver data protection programs that can be understood and applied in your business. We give you and your employees the right direction, instructions and training to meet the protection and compliance objectives that are required in the modern business arena and information society. For information visit the website or call 314-222-7979