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DENVER - September 29, 2010 - Accuvant, the only research-driven information security partner delivering alignment, clarity and confidence to enterprise clients, announced today the availability of its Data Privacy Services. This new offering is intended for organizations that store or transmit any sensitive personal data related to customers, employees or other individuals.
"Data privacy and protection has grabbed the attention of senior management because of the serious fines and negative publicity that can result from a breach," said Doug Landoll, director of Accuvant's Risk and Compliance Management practice. "Since customers expect their data to not only be secure but private, it is critical organizations understand what sensitive data exists, where it resides, and implement the policies and controls necessary to mitigate the risk of a breach and the unwanted consequences that follow. Our new Data Privacy Services are ideal for any organization that handles personal information."
Accuvant's Data Privacy Services can assist clients through the process of reviewing privacy requirements and building the appropriate security safeguards in accordance with laws, standards and regulations. This service also is relevant for companies that have taken measures to protect data in accordance with specific standards and regulations such as PCI, HIPAA and GLBA, but have not performed a holistic privacy review to identify areas of overlap in scope and required controls.
"Technology can improve an organization's productivity and access to information, but the tradeoff is that it also can introduce risk, especially since the volume of sensitive data that is stored and shared by companies continues to increase," said Evan Tegethoff, solutions architect for Accuvant's Risk and Compliance Management practice. "Combined with more stringent regulatory requirements, companies that do not take a proactive approach to data protection and privacy are compromising both their brand and their customer's trust. Our new Data Privacy Services can help clients align privacy practices with security controls and provide a better understanding of the overall scope of sensitive data in the environment."
Accuvant's Risk and Compliance Management team has helped hundreds of companies across industry verticals and sizes resolve their most challenging compliance issues, understand their ongoing risk, and implement solutions that incorporate people, policy and technology for optimal business outcomes.
Accuvant is the only research-driven information security partner delivering alignment between IT security and business objectives, clarity to complex security challenges and confidence in enterprise security decisions.
Accuvant delivers these solutions through three practice areas: Risk and Compliance Management, Accuvant LABS and Technology Solutions. Based on our clients' unique requirements, Accuvant assesses, architects and implements the policies, procedures and technologies that most efficiently and effectively protect valuable data assets.
Since 2002, more than 3,900 organizations, including 60 of the Fortune 100, have trusted Accuvant with their data security challenges. Headquartered in Denver, Accuvant has offices in 35 cities across the United States. For more information, please visit http://www.accuvant.com/, follow us on Twitter: @accuvant, or keep in touch via Facebook: http://tiny.cc/facebook553.