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Privacy Ref and CyberDefenses Bring Privacy and Security Together

There is a saying that you can have security without privacy, but you cannot have privacy without security. While privacy and security are both concerned with the protection of information held by an organization, security provides the means to meet the business requirements identified to meet privacy demands from regulators, customers, employees, and other stakeholders.

Privacy Ref works with our clients to improve their business and operational practices for protecting personal information. Increasingly our clients’ have been looking for services to supplement their security practices, tools, and expertise. CyberDefenses fills this role.

Together, with our newly announced partnership, Privacy Ref and CyberDefenses provide comprehensive services to our clients for the protection of information. This partnership helps our clients to

Our initial offerings provide guidance on the European General Data Protection Directive, a pan-European law that impacts every organization offering goods and services in the EU, even if an organization does not have a physical presence there.

A webinar on Thursday, August 17 will identify How GDPR Affects US Companies. We are also offering the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ GDPR Data Protection Officer Training as both an in-person class (August 28-31) and an on-line class (October 9-12).

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    By: Bob Siegel

    Bob Siegel, the founder and President of Privacy Ref, Inc., has extensive professional experience in the development and improvement of privacy policies and procedures, the definition of performance metrics to evaluate privacy maturity, and the evaluation of compliance. He utilizes a combination of alignment, adaptability, and accountability strategies to guide organizations in achieving their privacy goals.

    He is a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) and a Certified Information Privacy Professional, awarded from the International Association of Privacy Professionals, with concentrations in U.S. private-sector law (CIPP/US), US public sector law (CIPP/G), European law (CIPP/E), and Canadian law (CIPP/C). He is also a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and Privacy Technologist (CIPT).

    Siegel is a member of the IAPP faculty, has served on the Certification Advisory Board for the CIPM program the Publications Advisory Board.

    Siegel also writes the blog “Operational Privacy” on CSOonline.com

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Privacy Ref provides consulting and assessment services to build and improve organizational privacy programs. For more information call Privacy Ref at (888) 470-1528 or email us at info@privacyref.com

Posted on August 14, 2017 by Bob Siegel
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